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  • Reminding us what’s important



    Our Chief Commissioner of Wales, Rhian Moore, reflects on her experience at Gilwell Reunion 2019.



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  • What’s happening with Scouts for 4 and 5 year olds?


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    We’ve been talking about whether Scouts could be extended to 4 and 5 years old for a while now. It’s all part of our plan to support  even more young people to develop skills for life. 

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  • 10 ways to deal with stress this summer



    It’s supposed to be a chance to relax, but summer can often be a stressful time. Travel arrangements, changes to routine, family dynamics, and, of course, the impending exam results day all take their toll. To help you come out the other side of summer smiling, we’ve put together a list of 10 small things that might help you beat stress.

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  • Songs to sing on the bus


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    A bus journey may not sound like the best place to practice your campfire skills – until you think about singing. Songs are great way to pass the time on a coach: they don’t need phone signal, streetlights, or equipment. Importantly, singing will have everyone working together as one big team, so backseat arguments will be a thing of the past. The only challenge is doing the actions with a seatbelt on. Stuck for song inspiration? Here are some of our favourites.

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  • In the shadows



    The ancient art of shadow puppetry has long been enjoyed by Scouts. We explore its origins and suggest shapes young people can create using only light and imagination

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  • DIY scarves for World Scarf Day



    Scout Scarf Day is celebrated on 1 August to commemorate the first Scout Camp on Brownsea Island in 1907. The day is a chance for Scouts – young and old – to wear their scarves through the day in the spirit of Scouts. The scarf is reminder that in line with the Scout Promise, we’re here to leave the world a better place than we found it.

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  • How to handle challenging behaviour



    When Scouts goes well, it’s a joyous thing, creating connections and lasting memories. However, sometimes certain behaviours can present challenges. We spoke to authors and educators Paul Dix and Noël Janis-Norton to get their thoughts on how volunteers can help to promote positive behaviour      

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  • Bear’s in the air to celebrate decade as Chief Scout



    Bear Grylls marks ten years Chief Scout today, by taking to the skies to visit nearly 10,000 Scouts across England and Wales. 

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  • A match made in Scouts



    Ray and Edna met in Scouts and lived their lives through Scout values. It seems only fitting to see their dedication to the Scouts family commemorated at Gilwell Park.

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  • Faking It



    Have you shared an article, or told a friend a story, without double-checking the facts? If so, you could be responsible for spreading fake news. We find out how to spot it, and what can be done about it

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