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Bear Grylls to stay on as Chief Scout until 2020!

Bear GryllsAdventurer, writer and television presenter Bear Grylls has agreed to stay on as Chief Scout at the Scout Association until 2020.

The organisation described Grylls as an “outstanding figurehead for Scouting” who has overseen of a period of “strong” membership growth.

Responding on Twitter, he said: “Thank u once again all u Scouts for inviting me to stay as your Chief. It is the greatest honour in my life to support & serve u all.”

Grylls became the youngest ever Chief Scout when he took up the position in 2009.

Tim Kidd UK Chief Commissioner said: “By championing our values, improving public perception and inspiring our members, Bear has helped Scouting go from strength to strength, valued by parents and respected by the public at large, attracting more young people and adult volunteers.

“We thank Bear for his tireless support of our work, both locally and nationally.”

Meanwhile, paralympic gold medallist Ellie Simmonds and Olympic gold medallist Helen Glover are going to help raise awareness of Scouting and helping young people develop life skills.

Completing a line-up of five new Scout Association ambassadors are television presenters Anita Rani and Steve Backshall, and adventurer Megan Hine.

Grylls said: “Like our other volunteers and supporters, they are incredible role models for young people, embodying our values and inspiring the next generation.

“Each of them brings their own unique skills and talents and I know will help shine a light on Scouting’s amazing work. Thank you to each and every one”.


Poole District Cubs Football Competition

District Cubs Football Comp

Broadstone Cubs took part in the annual district football tournament on Saturday 11th March 2017.

It was a beautiful day, the mist soon burnt off and everyone had a fabulous morning. Only 6 teams entered from across the district and unfortunately Broadstone were unable to retain the cup, handing it

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Remembrance Parade 2016

It was a crisp, sunny morning and another fabulous attendance at the annual Remembrance Parade by Broadstone Scout Group, with everyone well turned out and beautifully behaved.  I was, once again, extremely proud to lead the group in the annual parade through Broadstone as our young people gave the occasion

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Girls now make up almost three-quarters of new Scouts!

Beaver Scouts

Girls now make up a quarter of all Scouts, with young women accounting for almost three-quarters of the association’s new youth recruits, new figures show.

In the 25 years since the Scout Association first admitted girls, the numbers have steadily grown – with 144,000 holding membership, including female adult volunteers.

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Last year, Broadstone Scout Troop came up with some designs for a Group Logo. The idea was to try and incorporate what we do in Scouts with the history of our area. Several designs were submitted and combined into what you see above.

The Scouts have shown Scout Camping

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