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Founders Day- Programme idea

Feb 22nd is Founders day- the day Scouts celebrate Scouting on the birthday of our founder- Lord Robert Baden-Powell. Hundreds of thousands of people have joined Scouting in that time and we owe him so much for the influence he has

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Programme Idea- Cave Rescue

A couple of weeks ago we did a Cave Rescue simulation. It’s an interesting exercise in seeing what your young people value and admire and how they make decisions. This is a team based activity, suitable for Scouts and Explorers.

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Project Pads

There’s a truism that seems counter-intuitive that states “If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.” ‘Wouldn’t you want to instead give it to the person with more time on their hands?’ you might ask. It’s

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Christmas Countdown

It’s just one more week till Christmas and it’s time to kick back and relax. Yeah right. There’s no rest for a Scouter! A little filler for you to try either at home or at your group though are these

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Simple Hovercraft Programme idea

Simple programme idea for a section night. You will need (per person) An old/useless cd A sports cap from a drinking bottle A balloon Either 8″ of duct tape or a hot glue gun Simply stick or glue the sports

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This is why Scout parents don’t like me!

Take a drinking straw and flatten the top inch of one end Then cut the flattened tip to a point to make a reed. Thinner, shorter straws give a higher note than fatter or longer ones. Cut them short to

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Quick programme idea

One of the most common problems I see with walking routes or expedition plans is forgetting to build in extra time for hills. Why not help build a picture of how the land lies with 3d maps? Simply stick copies

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