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2020 Hull 10K and Half Marathon

I would like to get in touch with you regarding volunteering opportunities at the Hull 10K and Half Marathon, which in 2020 is taking place on Sunday 19th April – so it is a little earlier than in previous years. As you can imagine, each year we require thousands of

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Booking onto District Events

Tickets are now available to purchase for upcoming District Sleepovers. They can be found on our bookings website: bookings.blacktoftbeacon-scouts.org.uk Future District events that require bookings and payments in advance will all be found on this website and a link to these is on each event.

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Explorers at Alton Towers Scarefest 2019

Two weeks ago we took 13 Explorers and Network members to Scarefest at Alton Towers and what a great day it was! Despite the rain, everyone enjoyed getting to know members of other Groups and Units from around the District as we went around the park together in one big

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Staying Safe this Winter

Winter can present additional risks: the cold, the wet, the snow, to name a few. Make sure you’re ready by checking out our new winter safety guidance and our winter safety video. You can put the theory into practice at Wintercamp to add some extra adventure to your programme. Make

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A Million Hands

Last month, we renewed our promise to help leave the world a little better than we found it with the launch of our new a Million Hands themes and partners. Now’s the time to start helping your young people make a difference. You can learn more about the themes by

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Staying politically impartial when representing Scouts

In light of the proposed election on Thursday 12 December, we’d like to remind you that the law says charities must be, and be seen to be, independent from party politics. You should be very careful, for example, if you’re contacted by election candidates asking for visits, photographs or support for

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Scouts Speak Up

Do you know an Explorer Scout who is keen to promote the Movement and learn more about the media?   The Scouts Speak Up Course trains 14-18 year olds to be confident Young Spokespeople and share their Scouting journey to the media.   Sign up to this free course by

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Top Tips for Recruiting More Volunteers

Catch up on last night’s webinar about volunteer recruitment to find out how you can attract more volunteers! We discussed new ways to appeal to parents and to make the joining process simple. View the webinar here (sign up to view), or add the next one to your calendar, so

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Making a Difference

For years, Scouts have been striving to leave the world a little better than when we found it. During the next week, we’ll be focusing on the impact young people can make in their communities and talking about the themes of A Million Hands with everyone. Visit scouts.org.uk/community to check

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National Scout and Guide Symphony Orchestra

We are very pleased to be able to announce that applications for the 2020 NSGSO and NSGCB course are now open. We are accepting applications for both the Symphony Orchestra and the Concert Band. The residential course is held in Stourbridge, West Midlands, with concerts held at prestigious venues in

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