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Blogs | 28th February 2020

Blazing a trail

In an industry that’s long been dominated by male adventurers, five of the UK’s most boundary-pushing female explorers talk about the trials and triumphs of being a woman in the wild.

Blogs | 26th February 2020

Twist and Scout: The surprising history of The Beatles and Scouts

Scouts is full of surprises. One of these is that John Lennon and Paul McCartney, probably the greatest songwriters of the 20th century, both got their start in the movement.

Blogs | 24th February 2020

Guns n’ roses: the plants that kill

Sometimes, the biggest threat in the British countryside can feel like the downpour ready to ruin your picnic. What you may not know is that some of this nation’s most beautiful plant life is out to get you – if you mess with them, first. Get clued up on the UK’s most poisonous plants with this go-to guide.

Blogs | 18th February 2020

Looking into Scouts for 4 and 5 year olds through the partner-led model

The pilots trialling Scouts for 4 and 5 year olds are being tested out using three different models. The partner-led model is when a group is run through an early years partner such as a nursery or school. We visited a partner-led pilot at a school in the West Midlands to see how they’re getting along.

Blogs | 4th February 2020

It takes all sorts

Because different leaders bring different strengths to Scouts, learning about personality types – our own, and those around us – can help us work better together. We asked collaboration coach Kate Tapper to share her tips.

Blogs | 3rd February 2020

Why we’re proud to be part of the Scouts family

Alan Gueldner is the Group Scout Leader at Selkirk Scouts, a thriving group in the Borders District of Scotland. He and his team have just updated their branding ahead of the transition deadline in May 2020 and shares his experience.