Events

Oct
19
Sat
BBITS JOTA/JOTI Day 2019 @ Christ Church
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

VENUE AND TIMINGS NOW CONFIRMED.

JOTA-JOTI is the largest Scouting event in the world with over 1.3 million Scouts participating across 150+ countries.  Scouts and Guides across the world connect with each other during JOTA-JOTI using the airwaves and the internet.

Blacktoft Beacon IT Solutions (BBITS) will be hosting a day full of activities for all Sections to come and do. These activities will be a variety of bases with some adult led and some “self-service”. Leaders will go around with their young people in small groups, completing various parts of their Section’s Communicator, World Challenge & Digital Citizen Badges.

What is there to do?

Last year’s activities included:

  • Crack the code
  • Making Bristle Bots
  • Morse code
  • Join the Amateur Radio Society and talk to people all over the world
  • Online communications join the big online chat
  • Morse code

And we hope to have even more this year!

COST: £5.00 per person
Leaders and Young People to bring their own packed lunch.
Please email Josh@bbits.org.uk to book on before the event.
Nov
23
Sat
Young Spokespeople (YSP): Speaking up and Standing up for Scouting! @ Raywell Park Activity Centre
Nov 23 – Nov 24 all-day
Young Spokespeople (YSP): Speaking up and Standing up for Scouting! @ Raywell Park Activity Centre

Do you know an Explorer Scout who is keen to promote the Movement and learn more about the media? The Scouts Speak Up (SSU) course trains 14-18 year olds to be confident Young Spokespeople (YSP). They will find out how to talk positively to journalists and get their message across in front of the camera.

By speaking coherently and eloquently, Explorer Scouts encourage other young people to join, more adults to volunteer, and communities and benefactors to support the skills for life that Scouting undertakes. Why? Young people are Scouting; only they can convey the fun, challenge and life-changing adventure that Scouting offers, as they’re experiencing it first-hand.

Scouts Speak Up (SSU)

·       Engage in and practice print, radio and TV interviews;

·       Learn about advocacy – how to plan and carry out campaigns;

·       Develop in communication, presentations skills and self-confidence.

This free event for Explorer Scouts (aged 14-18) is limited to 30 spaces on a first come, first served basis.  If you have any questions, or to book a place, please e-mail: scoutsspeakup@gmail.com.

At the bottom of this page, you will find the weekend’s permission and health form, kit list and pre-course homework. The event timings will be e-mailed to those Explorer Scouts who successfully secure a place.

What’s more? You’ll earn the Media Relations and Marketing Activity Badge.