A Man of Many Jackets

I am a man of many Jackets; I have hard shells, soft shells, fleeces. all taking up space in my cloakroom. Could I have just one


Accountability In Scouting

This month’s blog entry is about Accountability in Scouting. By this I am thinking about the way we run Scouting on a day to day basis within groups, districts and counties, rather than doing actual events or activities. In my opinion, it’s something we all know about but it doesn’t seem to be seen as […]

Let Our Children Play

Judith Hackitt who is Chair of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) wrote a blog post on her blog on the 7th June that will ring true with any person involved in Scouting. We as a society are starting to drift into a world where Common Sense is not so Common and it is nice that some one from an organisation such as the HSE as said “Let Kids be Kids”

Right Royal Flexible Volunteering

The announcement comes as a great endorsement of Scouting’s commitment to allow adults to volunteer their time on a flexible basis. The Duchess will help run a variety of activities relevant to her skills and interests. This could include running games, teaching first aid or cooking on campfires.

Is There a Blanket Ban?

One of the best things about going on camp for me is getting the Scout Camp Blanket out, not only does it keep me warm at night or around a campfire, but it gets you talking to strangers. The reason being is that it is covered in scouting badges from all over the world, and […]