Do you love music? Applications are now open for the National Scout and Guide Symphony Orchestra! If you are between 13-25 and play an orchestral instrument you could be joining the orchestra for a fantastic, fun week of music-making between the 26th July and the 2nd August. As part of the course, you’ll be working with sectional tutors, a professional conductor and have the chance to perform in three special concerts open to groups and the public. If you’re interested, you’ll have to be quick as applications close on the 7th February! There are more details at nsgso.com. Kayleigh Poacher spoke to Jill Bowman, the manager of the NSGSO course to chat about the skills you’ll need to impress them and what you can expect from this exciting opportunity: [soundcloud url="https://api.sound
Scouts in the UK can now be rewarded for radio and audio production, as a slew of new badges have been revealed. Scout Radio, a national active support group supporting young people in the movement to try radio, encouraged the Scout Association to include radio in the new ‘media relations and marketing’ activity badge, which can be completed by Scouts aged 10-14. Martin Steers, active support manager for Scout Radio, said: “It’s fantastic that modern Scouting encourages and supports young people to get involved and discover the world of media. “We’re thrilled that taking part in broadcast radio can help achieve this new badge.” The badge requirements include the option to “Prepare and present an audio or video package about a Scouting event or activity. The report should be accurate, infor
BBC Radio Norfolk and Jam FM 107.2 have completed a simulcast on both stations this morning. BBC Radio Norfolk visited Norjam, the Norfolk Scout & Guide International Jamboree, on the Norfolk Showground as part of their Sunday morning Treasure Quest show. One of the clues they needed to find was located in the Jam FM studios on site. Jam FM is a RSL radio station for the week long Jamboree run by Scout Radio. Kayleigh Poacher was presenting the breakfast show on Jam FM while BBC Radio Norfolk’s Kathrine Nash hunted for the clue. For a short time both shows were broadcast on both radio stations. Martin Steers, Scout Radio Manager, said “it’s great that the BBC and local community organisations are working together in this way. Scout Radio was set up to provide radio stations for lar
We had a fantastic time at the WSJ 2015 UK Contingent IST Together Weekend. Some of those involved spoke to Scout Radio about their plans for 2015: [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/42725075" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]
1: 1st Silverend Scouts present their own show as part of their music sleepover. 2: 1st Silverend Scouts present Joti Radio live from Prances Scout Campsite. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/playlists/12627123" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] Find out more about 1st Silverend Scouts here.
The Scout Speak Up Events were big for Scout Radio this year. We attended 3 events at each of the political party conferences at opposite ends of the country to get the views of young people in Scouting on issues that they told us were important to them. We also recorded live question and answer sessions, so our listeners could get a taste of the party conference events from the comfort of their home. First up was the Liberal Democrat Party Conference in Glasgow. Scout Radio met with a group of Scouts who attended the event and spoke to them about the questions they would be looking to ask the MP's in the panel debates. High on the agenda was tuition fees, with many of the Scouts we spoke to concerned that they wouldn't be able to afford going to university and that degrees now are perhap...