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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 taking part in Bedford Remembrance Day Service

Poppies at the factory. Picture courtesy of The Royal British Legion.

Bedford District Scouts have been invited to take part in The Royal British Legion’s Remembrance Day Parade, Service and Two Minutes’ Silence on Sunday 10 November 2013 at The Embankment. Many of our Scout Groups take part in their Remembrance

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Posted in Cub Scouts, Explorers, Remembrance, Scout Network, Scouting Memorial Project, Scouts

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
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