Gilwell 24 2017

Gilwell 24 is a unique event starting at 9am on the Saturday Morning and ending 24 hours later at 9am on the Sunday. During the 24 hours there are non-stop activities including; Climbing, Discos, a Ninja Warrior course, Zip Lines, 3G Swing…. the list goes on and on… While at Gilwell, I helped out the ...

Fundays 2017

Back in June, I was part of the team helping capture the fun and ‘space’ adventure at Fundays. The event is split over two Scout Adventures sites, Gilwell Park and Woodhouse Park. Here is the video we shot over the weekend. Edited by Chris Frankland; Shot by Chris Frankland, Daniel Haigh and Krissie Brookes

Kandersteg 2015

Kandersteg 2015
During the Summer of 2015, 4th Golcar returned to Kandersteg International Scout Centre (KISC) for 10 amazing days full of fun and adventure. I worked on creating media content during the event which included both photography, video and even a radio interview. Together with a few other leaders we captured the event with the help ...

Winter Camp – Hawkhirst 1

Winter Camp - Hawkhirst
Scout Adventures runs Winter Camp at two locations, Gilwell Park and Hawkhirst. Over the last two years, I’ve been a volunteer on the communications and content┬áteam at Hawkhirst, trying to capture the fun and adventure in a very cold Northumberland. We’ve been very lucky over the last two years, both year’s we’ve had Snow! 2015 ...

What’s going on?

Well, I’ve realised it’s been quite a while since I last updated my blog over here. May 2015 was my last post about Big Camp, and before then April 2014! It’s been very busy, with changes both in Scouting and at Work. Work: In September 2014, I moved to our Head Office in Leeds, where ...

Volunteering… sometimes it just makes you feel excited, valued and proud! 5

I’ve been volunteering in Scouting for nearly 13 years! (nearly 9 as an adult and 4 years as a young leader).┬áScouting has given me many things, from life changing experiences to learning new skills, who I am, is all down to Scouting! However, nothing prepared me for what happened last weekend. Sitting, waiting, praying the ...

Project: Together we can change lives! 1

Scouting is a charity, all the leaders are volunteers, volunteers who commit a huge amount of time to helping young people get the most of out life. 4th Golcar provides fun and adventure to over 200 young people each and every week, but a lack of adult support was a growing concern for both the ...

Should you be an online ‘Friend’ with young people in Scouting?

When working with young people there will always be a ‘relationship’ formed; a relationship of trust, a connection, a friendship. Young people will look up to their leaders, they will feel they can talk to them should they need any advice or have any concerns, they trust their leaders to help them when they are ...

Photography not allowed! Due to Safeguarding? 2

Well, it’s a discussion that appears almost weekly, and it’s one myth that most definitely needs challenging. “You can’t take photos of young people.” “Photos of Scouts can’t be posted online!” “You can’t publish an individual photo of a young person.” “P.O.R. says no photos” They are all comments that I have seen thrown about ...

Social Media and Scouting

Social Media is nothing to be scared of, used correctly these methods of communication can be a great asset to any Scout Group. Social media is a great way to let your parents, supporters, the local community and the World wide Scouting Family know what fantastic adventures your Group gets up to. As the media ...