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Queen Scout Award Interview with Hannah Kentish

Queen Scout Award Interview with Hannah Kentish

Explorers, National Events, News, Scout Network, YouShape
I interviewed UK Youth Commissioner, Hannah Kentish, on top of a mountain within the Arctic Circle. This is a sentence which is seldom uttered by a member of the Scout Association, which is strikingly different to the Wednesday night in the explorer hut where I found myself the week before. Nevertheless, on top of a mountain with the snowline below us, following a gruelling eight hour day on the third day of our Queen Scout Award practice hike Hannah and I sat down for an interview. The Queen Scout Award is the highest award a young person can achieve and consists of nights away, skill, physical activity and service sections followed by an expedition and a residential experience. Anyone from the ages of sixteen to twenty-five can sign up and it can be done in conjunction with the Duke of E...
#Youshape Week 2016

#Youshape Week 2016

Events, National Events, News, YouShape
Youshape week took place last week across the UK, culminating in a weekend event at Dearne Valley campsite. We were in attendance to find out more about Youshape. After a week of exciting youth shaped and youth-led events across the UK, the weekend heralded way to Youshape 2016, a weekend conference event in Dearne Valley, Doncaster with over 200 scouts in attendance. Progressing from a single day event last year, to a week of adventure and a weekend event, Youshape was full of excitement for Scouts of all ages. The weekend in Doncaster consisted of several large conference sessions on Saturday morning and afternoon, two of which were live streamed online in the morning (the live stream being directed by Scout Radio’s very own member Andrew, who was on the Youshape planning team) fol
YouShape: YouShape Week 2016 and Conference

YouShape: YouShape Week 2016 and Conference

YouShape
Youshape is about empowering young people to be able to shape the way they Scout, and contrary to popular opinion, it's been around since Scouting For Boys and 1907, 'Youshape' is just a rebranded term for having a 'youth focused' movement and one that is shaped by young people. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/226873239" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Youshape week itself is a national conversation taking place from the 1st -  7th February 2016; where all sections can get involved with programme activities and events to promote 'Youth Shaped' Scouting and raise awareness of Youth-led Scouting throughout the UK. After the success