GSL’s Blog: Skills for life

26/02/2019 Another holiday from school has been and gone and as usual – now I’m back at work looking forward to the next holiday – I’m thinking back over the week we’ve just had and what’s been achieved. It was, as always, another busy Scouting week with preparations for many forthcoming and exciting activities, events and challenges ahead as well as the odd job that’s been on the ‘to-do list’ for ages. Just in case you’re interested, here’s a quick run down of the ‘big’ activities undertaken with the trusted support and help of Ted, our centre manager and Steve our Executive Committee chair: replaced the fence in the garden to make a safe, usable outdoor space built the new […]

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GSL’s Blog: Safeguarding everyone

25/02/2019 Last week I was lucky enough to sneak onto a Safeguarding course for Commissioners run by the Safeguarding team at Gilwell Park. While it’s always nice to visit the home of Scouting (and check up on Chris’ brick in the Promise Path), I wasn’t excepting much –  it was actually a surprisingly enlightening day. Among the usual facts and figures I did pick up a few new ideas and one or two items really hit home to make sure we protect everyone in our Scouting family. One of the key ideas that I had missed (despite having had various editions of the code of practice cards in my pocket for over 10 years) was one key point: Do make everyone […]

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04/01/2021: We remain at RED level, so still no face to face Scouting. Please visit our Getting everyone back together safely page for more details.