Author: Chris Taylor

East Lancashire Scouts announce the appointment of two Deputy Youth Commissioners to ensure life-changing adventure

East Lancashire Scouts are today putting young people at the centre of its leadership team, appointing two further Deputy County Youth Commissioners for the first time in the organisation’s history. The due will be part of East Lancashire Scouts’ leadership team, working alongside and, in partnership with adult volunteers across East Lancashire to ensure that decisions made throughout the organisation are fully reflective of its younger members. The three-year appointment follows 10 years of Scout Association membership growth in the UK and has been made as the Movement embarks on a new Strategic Plan taking them to 2023. One...

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AHF Scout Group have just returned from summer adventure in Staffordshire

AHF Scout Group, based in Blackburn, has just spent 4 days living and working with Scouts from almost dozens of nations from across the globe at the first UK Muslim Scout Fellowship International Scout Jamboree.  The Jamboree was held from the 27th – 30th July at Kibblestone International Scout Campsite, Staffordshire At the Jamboree 1600 Scouts and volunteers came from around the globe to share and celebrate their adventures, cultures, and experiences. They took on the challenge of learning new skills and even had a visit from Chief Scout and international adventure Bear Grylls. The participants came together for...

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Seven superb ways to celebrate Diwali

Diwali is just a few months away (Thursday 19th October 2017) , so we wanted to give you our seven superb ideas of how you could celebrate it in your Group. Otherwise known as the festival of lights, Diwali is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains. The core theme is the celebration of the victory of good over evil and light over darkness. The foundational story of Diwali varies between Hindu, Sikh and Jain traditions, yet the celebrations are very similar. Diwali marks a new beginning and is celebrated with massive firework displays, family feasts, by giving presents and decorating...

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A Leader’s Guide To Running the 4 Week Challenge

The purpose of the 4 Week challenge is for parents to see & experience Scouting first hand. The four week challenge should be used with existing parents in a similar way to taster weeks in new Groups. It’s been tried by a few different groups across East Lancashire with some fantastic levels of success! The four weeks should showcase how easy it can be to help, show adults its fun and gradually build a relationship between the leadership team and the new adults gradually increasing their involvement in the programme across four weeks. The young people’s programme when running...

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