News - HQ Updates

2 August 2022

Changes to our e-learning platform and certificates

Explaining some changes being made to our e-learning platform, and our certificates

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1 August 2022

How to run a sustainable Scouts camp or sleepover

Discover our top tips for planning an eco-friendly camp that everyone will enjoy.

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30 May 2022

Take your group to a private screening of Lightyear

ODEON and The Scout Association have teamed up for the first time to give Scout groups the chance to experience Disney and Pixar’s Lightyear at their very own private screening.

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4 May 2022

Scout Pride 2022

If you’re interested in attending a Pride event with Scouts this year, there are a number of events that Scouts…

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3 May 2022

Welcoming our new UK Youth Commissioner, Ayesha Karim

Ayesha Karim will be joining us as our new UK Youth Commissioner in September

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1 May 2022

Scouts bounce back with biggest growth for 80 years

We continue to bounce back and recover from the pandemic, as reflected in today’s membership figures.

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5 April 2022

Updating you on Gilwell Park events in 2022

An update about Scout Adventures events at Gilwell Park for 2022

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4 April 2022

A new digital tool for recruiting volunteers

Read more about the collaboration between Scouts Cymru and Girlguiding, and how you can get involved and shape the future…

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7 March 2022

Encourage potential new volunteers to give Scouts a try with the help of our #GoodForTwo resources.

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3 March 2022

Updates to POR

A number of updates have recently been made to P.O.R. Key changes to POR in January 2022 include: Removal of…

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25 February 2022

Responding to the crisis in Ukraine

As Scouts we’re committed to peace, international friendship, and respect for all.

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22 February 2022

Discounts and treats to say ‘Thank you!’

To say thank you to our amazing volunteers on Founder’s Day, we’ve organised some treats from our friends.

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24 January 2022

Readiness Level Update

We’re pleased to let you know that the UK government has confirmed youth sector provision in England will move back…

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2 December 2021

Readiness Level Update

We have today moved back to YELLOW readiness level in England This means: All activities can take place for members…

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26 October 2021

How we can support young people (and adults) with ADHD

October is ADHD awareness month we sat down with Dr Jo Jones to help us better understand ADHD.

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5 October 2021

Make young people’s voices heard: Launching our new YouShape award

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9 September 2021

Welcome Squirrels

After a two-year pilot project and extensive consultation we’re absolutely delighted to introduce you to Squirrels, our new programme for four and…

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6 September 2021

England moves to Green today

  We’re pleased to let you know that the UK government has confirmed youth sector provision in England has moved…

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22 July 2021

COVID-19 Risk assessments update

Following the recent updates to restrictions in England, many of the legal restrictions unique to the youth sector are no…

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Additional restrictions easing in England from 19 July
15 July 2021

Additional restrictions easing in England from 19 July

LATEST UPDATE FROM HQ: Following the Government announcement on Monday, we’re pleased to update that from 19 July there will…

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16 June 2021

Scouts launch first-ever financial education badge for Beavers and Cubs

We’re excited to announce the release of our brand new Money Skills Activity Badge for Beavers and Cubs – our first new badge in more than three years.

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16 June 2021

Changes to nights away guidance from Monday 21 June

Following the Government announcement on Monday, we’re pleased to update that from 21 June there will be some changes to…

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26 May 2021

#PaddleTheAmazon

UK Scouts are going to paddle the length of the Amazon River, a total of 4,000 miles #PaddleTheAmazon

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26 May 2021

Two Scouts aged 16-19 wanted for life changing expedition to Antarctica

The search is on for two Scouts aged 16-19 to travel to Antarctica on a life shaping expedition in February 2022.

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13 May 2021

Readiness Level Update

Following the recent government announcement we can confirm that we will be moving to YELLOW on Monday 17th May. The…

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9 May 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental health can sometimes feel like a complex and intimidating subject. However, anyone can experience a mental ill health, so being able to talk about it’s important to us all.

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25 March 2021

To the ends of the Earth: Announcing Ben Saunders as our new Scout Adventurer

We’re so pleased to welcome polar explorer, Ben Saunders, to our family of Scout Adventurers.

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23 March 2021

England Readiness Level Update

Following our previous article on the 2nd March we are still expecting to move to AMBER outdoors from the 29th…

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8 March 2021

Welcome to Sam Morris as Interim Chief Commissioner of England

Sam Morris takes over as Interim Chief Commissioner of England, in place of Alex Peace-Gadsby

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2 March 2021

England to move to Amber readiness

England moves to Amber readiness level from 29 March. Following an announcement from the National Youth Agency (NYA), we’re pleased…

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23 February 2021

LGBT+ History Month panel event

Join our volunteer national inclusion team, including our UK Commissioner for Inclusion and Network members, for an online discussion about LGBT+ History Month with some special guests.

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22 February 2021

Welcome to #ThankTwo Day!

Every year on February 22, we take some time to commemorate the history of Scouts and thank the volunteers who make it possible. Find out more about how we’re saying thank you this year.

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12 February 2021

WATCH – All member online meeting – February 2021

Did you miss the all members online meeting in February? Catch up on what happened here.

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6 February 2021

National Programme support and what’s coming soon

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New Youth Covid-19 Support Fund worth £16.5m now open for applications
19 January 2021

New Youth Covid-19 Support Fund worth £16.5m now open for applications

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19 January 2021

Census 2021 support Q&As

This is a challenging year to complete Census, to support HQ ran two support Q&As to talk members through the…

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7 January 2021

Welcome to our new UK Chief Commissioner

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