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Volunteering at Scouts is changing to help us reach more young people

Volunteering is changing to help us reach more young people

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Learning resources

Have a look at our learning resources to use with a range of audiences.

Timelines and milestones

Discover important dates and milestones in the Scouts history.

Gilwell milestones

A timeline showing Gilwell’s key developments from 1919 to the present day.

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Uniform timeline

A timeline showing the history of the Scout uniform, dating from 1908 to the present day.

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Scouts milestones

A timeline showing how Scouts has evolved and developed from 1907.

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Chief Scouts timeline

From Baden-Powell to Bear Grylls, a visual timeline of our Chief Scouts.

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Activity sheets and resource packs

First World War

Scouting on the Home Front Resource Pack: This includes easy to print photographs and ideas of how to use the topic and collection for learning and engagement activities. Photographs may be reproduced for not-for-profit learning activities, please credit (C) The Scouts Heritage Collection.

Guess that badge: Cubs 1916: When the Cubs programme was formally launched in 1916, there were only 12 badges to work towards. Can you guess the names of the badges, then match them with ones from today's programme?

Guess that badge: Scouts in the First World War: At the outbreak of the First World War, it became clear Scouts had the skills to carry out lots of tasks to help out on the home front. Can you guess which badges would teach you these important skills?

First World War quiz: Test your knowledge of the First World War, useful to introduce the topic and assess your audiences understanding of the conflict.

Remembrance Service Poem: This First World War poem ‘A Scout in Flanders’ was by a former Scout, written while he was serving in the trenches on the Western Front. He remembers the good times he enjoyed with Scouts and dreams of his return after the war. The poem was sent to Scout Headquarters and was published in the February 1918 Headquarters Gazette.

Second World War

Guess that badge: Scouts in the Second World War: During the Second World War, Scouts carried out a range of tasks from helping evacuees to carrying messages during the Blitz. Their experiences in Scout helped them with this important work. Find out what badges might have given them skills and discover their modern equivalents. We also have notes for adult volunteers to help you deliver the activity.