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Reunion 2015: Scout Radio from Reunion

Reunion 2015: Scout Radio from Reunion

News, Reunion
Its Gilwell Reunion 2015 weekend and from looking at the programme its going to be a fantastic weekend. Scout Radio will be there all weekend bringing you the best bits and more of the weekend for those onsite and for those that couldn't make it. We will be broadcasting LIVE from the training ground Saturday 10am - 4pm and Sunday 10am - 1pm, you can listen live by our studio, or online via the scout radio website and of via mobile / smart phone app "TuneIn". Throughout the weekend we will be interviewing and releasing podcasts & articles about the event and some key people and things going on, after the evet we are aiming to release loads of podcasts & articles hopefully one for every stall and EVERYTHING that happened at reunion. To catch all of that head to www.scoutradio.org....
WSJ2015: Opening Ceremony

WSJ2015: Opening Ceremony

News, WSJ
The 23rd World Scout Jamboree has officially opened! Over 35'000 people joined together for a fantastic show including traditional Japanese drumming and the handover ceremony, where Scout flags were handed from Sweden to Japan. One explorer had a very unique experience during the proceedings: "I got invested into Explorers and it just makes you realise the scale of Scouting around the world." Our Scout Radio WSJ reporters Scott & Adam were amongst the crowd and asked members of one of the UK units what they thought of the momentous occasion: [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/216946715" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]
WSJ 2015: Scout Radio get ready for WSJ

WSJ 2015: Scout Radio get ready for WSJ

News, WSJ
Our Scout Radio reporters have landed and are settling in at the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan. Adam & Scott are both staff members for the event which, in just a few days time, will see over 35'000 people from 160 different countries head onto site for two weeks of action packed adventure and cultural experiences. Currently on site there are over 800 UK International Service Team members making sure the site is ready for the influx of 25'000 young people. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/216544563" 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 will be reporting throughout the World Scout Jamboree in Japan and if you know ...
UK membership fee abolished for adults in Scouting

UK membership fee abolished for adults in Scouting

Fundraising Events, News
The Scout Association has announced that, from January 2016, the HQ membership fee should not be charged adult members and should be calculated based on young people only. This encourages the idea that volunteering is more attractive to future and current adults when they do not pay a membership fee. The new HQ fee will be collected annually and calculated based on numbers of Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts and Explorer Scouts. The HQ membership fee for all members under 18 will be standardised at £25.50 (£25 for prompt payment) for 2016. The new calculation has been designed so that the total amount of money that the UKHQ receives should not change (based on 2015 census data). Our research shows that 86% of adult fees are already paid locally via the youth subscription or fundraising...
London Pride 2015

London Pride 2015

FLAGS, National Events, National Teams and Projects, News
On Saturday 27th June over 100 Scouts took to the streets in the annual London Pride parade.  This has been the 7th time that Scouting has been represented at Pride showing the world that Scouting is an inclusive and safe place for all members, young and old to be themselves. Scout Radio were in attendance for the morning meeting along with Dean Jefferys, Region Commissioner for London and Jagz Bharth, Deputy UK Youth Commissioner, as they rallied the troops for the parade. Before the parade set off there was time for the participants to network and share stories, as well as some bacon sandwiches! [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/213402180" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" ...
National Scout & Guide Symphony Orchestra all set for summer performances

National Scout & Guide Symphony Orchestra all set for summer performances

Birmingham, Events, National Events, News
Over 75 Scouts & Guides from all across the UK will join together this summer to form the National Scout & Guide Symphony Orchestra. The NSGSO is a week-long course where Scouts & Guides take part in music rehearsals and masterclasses, which orchestra manager Jill Bowman describes as a "week of fun, friendship and music". The course, which is celebrating it's 40th Birthday nearly didn't go ahead this year after the orchestra was closed down in December. Jack is from Ipswich and set up a very successful petition to save the NSGSO. He thinks music and Scouting is an important combination: "Music is a very team based activity which goes very well with Scouting & Guiding because some of the main things we do is leading, encouraging others to lead and also knowing when to ste...
Hitchin Scouts – ScoutITOut to recruit new volunters

Hitchin Scouts – ScoutITOut to recruit new volunters

Counties, Hertfordshire, News
Scouts hold activities and real campfire in the Hitchin town centre On Saturday 13th June, Hitchin Scouts filled the Market Place in Hitchin with a climbing wall, sailing boat, a glider plane and other activities to help promote the youth organisation as part of their SCOUTitOUT campaign. Despite the rain, there were plenty of people having a go at scaling the climbing wall or even trying to make milkshakes using a pedal bike. There were also opportunities to learn some basic first aid and build flowerpots out of recycled materials. Each of the activities related to a Scouting challenge badge, including Teamwork, Expedition, Adventure and Creative. The day ended with a real campfire in the centre of the square, attended by over 250 people, invited guests from the local community, and a...
Scouts Still Busy on the TT Scoreboards

Scouts Still Busy on the TT Scoreboards

Isle of Man, News
2015 marks the 104th year Scouts have been involved in the TT. Scouts are a familiar sight running the lap tear offs and the time boards, but that is only a small part of what they do to ensure the scoreboard’s smooth running. A team of Scouts and Explorer Scouts work in the timing tower checking when riders pass locations around the island. They relay this information to the Scouts manning the clocks above the tear offs. There’s a crew behind the scenes that run the lap times from the painters to the Scouts in front of the scoreboards. Then there is the Scouts that operate the light box that control the light above the clocks, on when at Cronk ny Mona and off when at the grandstand. To ensure everything runs smoothly each race requires a minimum of 70 that is made up of older Cubs, Sc...
The Notts Big Weekend – What’s it all about?

The Notts Big Weekend – What’s it all about?

News, Nottinghamshire, Notts The Big Weekend
Scout Radio joined thousands of Beavers, Cubs and Scouts at Nottinghamshire Scouts Big Weekend.An action packed bank holiday camp at Southwell Racecourse, the event offered the opportunity to try a variety of activities, including some you wouldn’t see at your normal scout camp!Scout Radio ran a radio station all weekend, with lots of groups taking up the opportunity to have their very own mini show live on the radio.All shows have been uploaded to our website, and you can listen again here.As the event drew to a close, Scout Radio’s Kayleigh Poacher took the opportunity to ask the County Commissioner Matt Rooney all about the event.“We’ve tried some pretty crazy things, we’ve done a freefall stunt bag, which has been really popular. We’ve probably had about four or five thousand jumps off...
Jay Thompson #TBW15 Interview

Jay Thompson #TBW15 Interview

Counties, County Events, Events, News, Nottinghamshire, Notts The Big Weekend
Jay Thompson, one of the UKs deputy youth commissioners popped in to see Scout Radio at Nottinghamshire Scouts - The Big Weekend #TBW15 Jay, a 21-year-old Queen’s Scout and Scout Network member from the Isle of Man is one of three in a new team of Youth Commissioners that lead the National Youth Council and other projects to achieve the scouting vision of youth shaped Scouting & Scouting for all. Dave Hillier of Scout Radio, talked all things scouting with Jay finding out what he's been up to on camp, what his role is, and what he's up to in Japan later this year. Jay left some parting advice to those in Scouting - "Make sure your voice gets heard. For the young people, make sure you have the opportunity to talk to your leaders about making the program. Leaders and young people are ...