The Boy in the Tent

Max Woosey is The Boy in the Tent. He started camping out in March 2020 for a year to raise money for North Devon Hospice that looked after his friends Rick and Sue. As we go to press he's still going and is now at around 600 nights! We caught up with Max recently and asked a few questions of this remarkable lad.


Alan Burnham Ultra Hard Christmas Quiz 2021

Stuffed full of Christmas Cheer? Have a go at the Ultra Hard Christmas Quiz!
Make the most of the long nights indoors and take on this Christmas stinker. It's worth entering even if you only answer half the questions! £50 first prize.


Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Cub leader Tibor on the privilege this summer of having been involved with the Paralympics.


Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre

How COVID has affected scouting from a campsite's viewpoint. Beaudesert Scout Activity Centre in Staffordshire, like all scout campsites, has had a tough eighteen months as it closed its gates back in March 2020.

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York Scouts help to protect the planet

Millions of scouts worldwide, including scout groups in York, have made a Promise to the Planet as part of a global campaign to inspire young people to take action for the environment.


Ray Mears' Tour

Ray Mears, thought of by many as "the father of British bushcraft", is set to embark on a 40-date nationwide theatre tour in 2022 - simply titled WE ARE NATURE - AN INVITATION TO RECONNECT WITH THE NATURAL WORLD.


Jet-propelled Cubs - A fantastic day of Kart Racing

The red lights started flashing with the warning siren as the carts gently roll up to the starting line. The yellow lights flash, the grip tightens on the push handles, and the driver's hands squeeze the rope ready for the horn to sound and the green light. Like a shot the karts rocket off the line, the parents roar in support of their team's kart.

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A cup of cocoa in a tin cup

In this ever-changing world of technology and innovation it is sometimes worth remembering the simple things in life.


Keeping your Troop Simple and Exciting

Are you a large active Scout Troop, part of a big and well organised group with your own premises, transport and a healthy bank balance? In my fifty years of Troop Leadership this has never been my experience.

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Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

During the pandemic I needed a challenge because, as you all know, life ground to a halt. So I decided that then would be the time to start working towards my Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.

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Scouting Together

The last eighteen months have been challenging for our group but the challenges have made it stronger.

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Two very unusual drawings - "A scout smiles always"

As a scout group we are privileged to have two drawings completed by B-P himself when he attended our scout group over one hundred and seven years ago.

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Courage in all difficulties

Covid-19 has made the last eighteen months a real hardship to endure, but Ninth Bradford North scout group has found that a Scout can still have 'courage in all difficulties'. The Ninth has met every week since the pandemic started using online technology to keep up their weekly meetings and events.

Happy Santa

The Real Christmas Scouting Story

A fun presentation for Cubs and Scouts with one or two people immediately leaping up loudly saying their line every time their number is called! It should be 'informative chaos'!



I have been fascinated by trophies and loved to create crazy ones all through my scouting days, especially at Summer Camp when patrols would wage warfare on each other to gain that extra point and see their name written on a tent peg, rolling pin, bread board or wooden spoon, whatever was used as a trophy at that camp.

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The anwers to Alan's annual stinker!


Extract from a child's war diary


We take a look at six apps for walking in town or country, rambling, hillwalking and route planning.


The Parish Magazine that sold out.


Scout Leader Badge Book is an A to Z collection of badges for grown-ups to attempt, although it could be extremely damaging to the health and well-being of the individual if some of them were attempted.

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Scout hut entrance.


Wrap up warm this winter! We tell you how to do so - which material and which part of the body.

Kid's Art Supplies

Who needs real snow? Find out how to make some paper snowflakes using a sheet of paper and some scissor skills.


Forget sweet chestnuts, there millions of acorns around this year! Find out what to do with this free food.


We will always be prepared.

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Sssssnake Bingo! is a very entertaining game that we've devised that can be played by all ages either all together or over the web.


Charles and Marco spent a few weeks in the summer walking across the Swiss Alps.
Read about some of their adventures as they tackled the Via Alpina National Route 1 from Sargans to Montreux.
Discover some examples of Swiss hospitality and find out about some flying cows.


How to make a ladder.

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Gran has a birthday...


Giles Jones gives us his favourite and his least favourite camp gadget.


Pat Dixon with her scouting memories.


Squirrel, Otter, Rabbit and Bear relate their experiences of a pirate camp.

Cute Girl

25 questions for the whole family - everyone will get at least one correct!

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There are plenty of young people who don't like tea but love Tea Loaf. We give you our recipe for four greedy people.


James Black takes a look at the Quechua 2 Man Pop-Up Blackout Tent - 2 Seconds 2XL. Did he love it or loathe it?


Rex Hendricksen's Games with Short Poles.

Performance Art

Short sketches to amuse or entertain - maybe both.

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