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Monthly Archive for April, 2010

A Couple of Updates

Here are a couple of updates on the last two posts I’ve done. First of all, here is a message from Bear Grylls, the UK Chief Scout, about the recent increase in numbers of Scouts in the UK. Secondly, there is a report about the 350 new Queen’s Scouts meeting Prince Charles and Bear Grylls […]

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St. George’s Day Parade

Today hundreds of Scouts will parade through Windsor to meet up at Windsor Castle, will then inspected by Prince Charles and finally attend a service in St. George’s Chapel where they will renew their Scout Promise led by the Chief Scout, Bear Grylls. To be able to go on this parade is an honour for […]

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On the Up!

Great news from the Scout Association today. The results of the 2010 census are in and the number of young people Scouting in the UK is up again! The membership now stands at 499,323, which is 3.45% up on last year! This is also the greatest growth in numbers since 1972. The other good news […]

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Scouting and Trains

Two of my favourite things! There has long been a tradition of naming locomotives with Scouting related names. In the 1930’s the London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) named 2 of their Royal Scot engines The Boy Scout (6169) and The Girl Guide (6168). Then in the early 1950’s British Railways named one of their […]

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The Brand Centre

Back in October I mentioned that the Scout Association was setting up a Brand Centre for all the things we would need to be able to promote ourselves in a unified and professional way. Well it was launched a few weeks ago and as well as being able to download logos and letter templates, if […]

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Happy Birthday Escouts

It was nice to note the other day that Escouts was celebrating its 9th birthday (so its a Cub then!). Escouts provide free web hosting to Scout Groups, Districts etc. in the UK and have some great forums. Its grown to be a great resource for UK Scouter and if ever someone has a question […]

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Maps

On of the most useful skills a person can gain from Scouting is the ability to read and use maps. This skill is not only used when hiking, for example, but when going to a new place in the car. In fact, if I use a sat-nav to take me to a new place, I […]

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