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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
West Yorkshire Scouts Big Camp 2015

West Yorkshire Scouts Big Camp 2015

BIG CAMP, Counties, County Events, Events, News, West Yorkshire
Around 6,000 Scouts from all over West Yorkshire camped over the bank holiday weekend at Harrogate Event Centre on the Great Yorkshire Showground for Big Camp 2015. The event was one of the largest of it's kind in the country and the participant's were spolit for choice when it came to activities. Some 300 activities were laid on for participants over three days, including laser tag, zorbing, climbing and a 50-metre abseil down the viaduct located next to the extensive showground site. Despite the typical bank holiday weather; wind, rain and more rain, Scout Radio explored the whole site and talked to lots of participants about what they had been up to at Big Camp. We also spoke to the County Commissioner Mark Stageman who expressed his personal feelings on how the event had gone and his
London Marathon 2015 – After the Race

London Marathon 2015 – After the Race

Events, Fundraising Events, London Marathon, National Events, News
What a fantastic day the London Marathon 2015 was, granted the weather wasn't sunny and hot, but apparently it was just right for running! Scout Radio was around the course at various points interviewing the scouting runners and volunteers who take part and help make it happen, we cheered them along and also gave them a big congratulations at the end. Well done to all the Scouting Runners that have taken part and have helped to raise thousands of pounds for national and local scouting causes. For more information about how you could get involved in events like this for scouting head to www.scouts.org.uk/challengeevents Check out below to listen back to all the interviews and more that we recorded for the London Marathon 2015, and check out our Facebook gallery of the event here: [soun...
Bear Grylls to stay as Chief Scout until 2018

Bear Grylls to stay as Chief Scout until 2018

Chief Scout, News
Today it has been announced that Chief Scout Bear Grylls has extended his stay until 2018. Since becoming the youngest ever Chief Scout in July 2009 Bear has overseen a growing movement which has recently hit a membership of 550,000. Scout Radio caught up with Bear at a recent leaders event to discuss his role:   [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/199975397" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=false" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]
Strategy & Evolution 2015: What’s it all about?

Strategy & Evolution 2015: What’s it all about?

Events, National Events, News, Strategy&Evolution
Strategy & Evolution All those who have mourned the passing of the Sun Run and Malvern can breathe a huge sigh of relief as Gloucestershire Scouts are replacing them with two new events both to be held in Cirencester Park - giving a huge 3'000 acres to play in! For Scout age members Strategy, running the weekend on 12th-14th June 2015, is a day long Incident Hike where teams need to work out which challenges to take on and in which order to maximise their points. The following weekend the new Evolution event for members aged 14+ (and yes that means ALL members over the age of 14!) has a twist – the challenge will change every year and will only be revealed on the day! Both events come with a full weekend of side events, discos, bands etc. Scout Radio spoke to Colin Steward, one of
6th Plympton Scouts hold charity auction

6th Plympton Scouts hold charity auction

Events, News
6th Plympton Scout Group: The 6th Plympton Scout Group are holding a Charity Auction on 22nd February at the Elfordleigh Hotel Golf & Country Club to raise money to be shared between themselves, the Shekinah Mission and The Cystic Fibrosis Trust.The Shekinah Mission in Plymouth runs a drop-in centre for the homeless and provides counselling and advice for those in need. The Cystic Fibrosis Trust promotes excellence in research and clinical care, as well as providing practical support and advice to people with cystic fibrosis and their families. Roger from Scout Radio spoke to one of the Group’s Leaders, Lauren McMillan, about the event and about how people can help by donating items to be auctioned: [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/189957916" params="auto_play=false&
Run To The Fun: An Introduction

Run To The Fun: An Introduction

Events, Jam FM, Jamboree, News, Run To the Fun
Run to The Fun 3 This year Devon County Scouts are running a week long Jamboree based in Mount Edgecumbe Park just outside Plymouth. All the “normal” activities are on offer (including Jam FM run by Scout Radio!) but also a day with the Royal Navy working at the Disaster School learning how to fight a real fire on a ship and how to stop a ship from sinking! The Run to The Fun 3  Jamboree runs from 25th July to the 1st August and bookings stay open until the end of February. The South West in summer...it's got to be good hasn’t it?! Damean Miller is the man in charge of the Activity programme for the Jamboree and he spoke to Scout Radio’s Roger Thorne: [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/189956684" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&