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Typhoon in Philippines: a Scouting response

Most of us will have seen on the news the dreadful scenes from the Philippines. On Friday, Typhon Haiyan made landfall, causing widespread devastation. This is the largest tropical storm on record and it’s feared that more than 10,ooo people

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Posted in Activities, Beaver Scouts, Bedford Scout Groups, Bedfordshire Scouts, Cub Scouts, Explorers, International, News, Volunteering

Outdoor First Aid course offer at Caldecotte Xperience

Safety is at the heart of every Scouting activity. The Scout Association has clear guidance on what level of First Aid knowledge is required for what circumstances. As part of our training within Scouting, adult volunteers should try to do

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Posted in Activities, Adult training, Canoeing, Hiking

Scouts can do shooting: if leaders are prepared

Any Scout leaders in Bedfordshire who want to include shooting in their programme should be well instructed in the use of firearms, and must follow the rules regarding shooting in Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association (POR) which

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Posted in Activities, Safety, Shooting, Training

The Scouts introduce an additional alternative Promise

Following an extensive 10-month consultation process within and outside of the Movement, The Scout Association has introduced an additional alternative version of the Scout Promise that can be taken by those without a faith for the first time in its 106-year history.

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The Scouting Memorial Project

The Scouting Memorial Project is fundraising to build and maintain a Scouting memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum. Help us remember the service given by all members, especially those who have suffered through conflict. Find out more about the initiative and ways of giving by visiting