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Karuna Grant 2017 Winner Announced

Karuna Grant 2017 Winner Announced

News, Reunion
Scout Radio was delighted to speak to Leo from Kaurna Badges this weekend at Gilwell Reunion. Karuna Badges have, over the past few months, been open to applications for the first Karuna Grant Programme. Leo revealed that his belief is that Every Scouting project deserves a little bit of time The recipient of the Karuna Grant will be a motivated youth, patrol, unit or group, who with the help of their Scouting experiences have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and a desire to create a better world. After receiving hundreds of applications Karuna Badges whittled them down to the final two and nn a Scout Radio exclusive interview Leo revealed the winner of the Karuna Grant 2017. To find out the winner listen to Scout Radio's Interview with Leo from Karuna Badges below. [sound...
Reunion 2017 – Tim Kidd opens the 91st Gilwell Reunion.

Reunion 2017 – Tim Kidd opens the 91st Gilwell Reunion.

News, Reunion
Its Friday night at Gilwell Reunion 2017, Scout Radio is broadcasting throughout the weekend to over 2400 adult volunteers on site via 87.9fm and online. UK Chief Commissioner Tim Kidd opened his first Reunion this evening. Tim encouraged participants to Remake your old friends...make new friends, say hello to people you don't know, swap stories and enrich your Scouting. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/340526422" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Joined on stage by Hannah Kentish, UK Youth Commission, the pair spoke of their highlights for the weekend. Hannah encouraged participants to attend sessions on Youth Shaped Scouting and s
Muslim Scout International Jamboree

Muslim Scout International Jamboree

Events, News
2017 saw the first Muslim Scout International Jamboree at Kibblestone campsite in Staffordshire. Over a thousand Muslim Scouts from as far afield as Indonesia and Australia joined together for a four day programme of activities themed around the planet earth. Its a great experience for all scouts...and even the leaders, they enjoy it [too] [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/335848636" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] For many groups on site this was their first big camp and we caught up with some of them to find out what they have been getting up to. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/335849003" params="color=ff5500&a...
Reunion 2016 – Tim Kidd’s first speech as UK Chief Commissioner

Reunion 2016 – Tim Kidd’s first speech as UK Chief Commissioner

News
Wayne Bulpitt was appointed as the UK Chief Commissioner in May 2009, having been in Scouting since the age of 8. After an incredible term holding the position of UKCC, he's now stepping down and passing the role over onto his deputy Tim Kidd. At a ceremony yesterday hosted at the end of the 90th anniversary of Gilwell Reunion, the handover ceremony for the role of UK Chief Commissioner took place between these two heroes of Scouting. After a tearful farewell to Wayne, Tim took to the stage with his usual air of barely suppressed cheerfulness, and showed in his opening speech just why he is the best choice in the whole of UK Scouting to follow on from Wayne Bulpitt. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/281359396" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=f

Reunion 2016 – Adventure Programme

News, Reunion
Gilwell Reunion is a fantastic place to gather new programme ideas. Scout Radio caught up with a number of the stalls that offer more adventurous activities away from a typical section night. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/281348735" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Stood infant of a number of Jetskis, Paul from Oyster Coast told us about what they can offer on the Kent coast we offer courses and day experiences to Scouting at pretty much cost price Chris from Scout 4x4 Driver training for adults, getting people who don't necessarily know how they work to take them out of their comfort zone to learn new skills. For more news from

Reunion 2016 – What adult support is available?

News, Reunion
The Scout Association is working hard to support leaders and adults within Scouting, and Gilwell Reunion was the place to be this weekend to find out more. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/281344451" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Glenn from the Regional Services team highlighted the need for the support team to be visible, not only at events like Reunion but in other way through the support material It's no good having a new adult in place if there's no support there to back them up The teams were keen for adults to come forward if there was anything they needed a hand with, from adult training to sourcing new leaders and resourc

Reunion 2016 – What can the Scout’ corporate partnerships do for you?

News, Reunion
As well as to have a good time, lots of leaders come to Reunion to learn about the activities and programme ideas they can bring back to their groups for weekly meetings and to go towards their badges. Reunion is a unique opportunity for some of The Scout Association's corporate and charity partners to showcase their contributions to the Scout programme, we sent Josh to find out more. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/281342004" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] The Alzheimers Society are involved with A Million Hands who are encouraging Scouts to become dementia friends. We've had some amazing ones [successes]...we're coming up to 1...
Reunion 2016 – Wayne Bulpitt opens and discusses future

Reunion 2016 – Wayne Bulpitt opens and discusses future

News, Reunion
Its Friday night at Gilwell Reunion 2016, Scout Radio is broadcasting throughout the weekend to over 2400 adult volunteers. UK Chief Commissioner Wayne Bulpitt. opened his last Reunion in the role by asking attendees to have: one amazing party. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/281135049" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Scout Radio's Adam caught up with Wayne immediately following the opening ceremony were he described what reunion means for him: It's the friendship that we get here, for me in particular with Scouting even people that may have a different view than me, people who we've debated things and we've agreed to differ and w
EIJ 2016 – Jam FM

EIJ 2016 – Jam FM

Essex, Essex International Jamboree, Events, Jamboree, News
Held near Chelmsford, the Essex International Janboree is the biggest Scout & Guide event in the UK this year with more than 6,500 young people attending along with their Leaders and almost 2000 staff. Over 100 activities were provided on site to participants who came from 32 countries. Scout Radio was again on site providing a vibrant and exciting radio station throughout the event from a studio in the “village” at the centre of things. When Scouts and Guides from more than 30 countries arrived JAM FM was already on air and rapidly becoming the soundtrack to the Jamboree. Using the latest developments in the Scout Radio studio equipment JAM FM broadcast for eight days with live programmes from 6am until midnight.  Alongside studio based output were outside broadcasts from all the ac
The Scout Memorial Unveiling

The Scout Memorial Unveiling

News
[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/269061232" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] At 12pm on 5 June 2016, the first national memorial to Scouting was unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum. Scout Radio was proud to be in attendance and help to capture the event, which revealed the result of seven years work by the project team - a project that has seen world wide support and recognition. The memorial recognizes the difference Scouting has made to so many, and remembers the huge amount of service given by so many Scouts across communities and throughout the armed forces. It also captures Scouting’s spirit of global friendship and a