All scouting programmes are built around a progressive training scheme and to mark a young persons achievements there is some form of award recondition. How we recognise those achievements is what makes young people remember them. Do you remember being present with a scouting award?
It disappoints me that often we as members of the UK scouting are so quick to judge other organisations based on snippets of information that comes out through social media outlets. It really get under my skin when those judgement in particular focus on the delivery of programme for young people.
I have gathered some scouting friend to create a discussion foursome to compare and contrast different elements of our Scouting programmes.
The difference is that in my youth there was no Twitter or Facebook, so if I did something stupid (which of couse I never ever ever did) then it stay with that group of college or school friends
Kiffs thoughts on a recently seen tweet about a campaign for votes at 16; but what are your thoughts on votes at 16?
Oh to have explored more I have now been involved in scouting since the age of 8 that is a total of 28 years and I really only have one Scouting Regret the fact I never completed my Explorer Belt. I have blogged about this before but wanted to revisit it. See I wonder what people’s thoughts are on an adult explorer belt? For those not in the know the UK Scout Association says the explorer belt is: The explorer belt is the challenge of a lifetime, open to explorer scouts aged 16 and over and members of the scout network. It is a chance to take part in a ten-day expedition that brings a real understanding of a different country, its people and way of life. To complete the explorer belt award, an explorer scout or scout network member must: be over 16 years old be a member of [...]
Who is the King of Scouting? Did you see this recent article on the WOSM website – www.scout.org Tuesday 30 October 2012 The King of Sweden, His Majesty Carl XVI Gustav – simply a Scout His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf, the King of Sweden, has been actively involved in Scouting since his childhood days. In 1955 he joined as a Cub Scout with the name (totem) Mowgli and progressed to the Scout age-section in 1958. At the age of 10, as a Crown Prince then, one of his first official duties was to participate in a Scout camp in Sweden. Since then, the King often takes part in various Scout activities both in Sweden and around the world. He always makes it a point to find time to visit Scout gatherings such as Jamborees where he often camps in a tent alongside other Scouts and leaders. During his visits to [...]