Scout Radio joined 1st and 3rd Houghton Regis Scouts to talk to them about radio and help them produce their own radio show. Some were excited and couldn't wait to get in front of a microphone and others were nervous, but by the end of the session we had a group of budding radio stars. Some decided to interview the leaders to find out more about the scouting programme whilst others carried out a Scout survey to share with listeners the most popular scouting activities. One group decided to share their happiest and funniest memories from their time in Scouting and we even had two sporty Scouts providing commentary on the game of Dodgeball that concluded the evening.
We had a great time with 1st and 3rd Houghton Regis, you can listen to the final result below.
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...
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.
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Find out more about 1st Silverend Scouts here.
A few weeks ago 1st Winchcombe Scouts from Gloucestershire were contacted by their local Community Radio station, Radio Winchcombe, about making their own shows. The Troop Leadership turned to Scout Radio to help out and one of our team got together with the radio station and ran a Troop evening giving the Scouts their first taste of radio. The audio below is made up of a few samples of what they recorded that night:
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Scout Radio continues to support them as they work towards their first full program on Community Radio.
The Highwayman Explorers have a go at presenting their own radio show!
Here's how they got on:
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