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What you might have missed at Reunion 2015

The 89th Reunion event at Gilwell Park is a Scouting weekend just for volunteers to catch up with friends, learn new skills and recharge the batteries at the end of summer.

For those of you that weren’t able to make it, here are our top seven resources launched over the weekend.

Adventure infographic
After teaming up with Mountain Training, the Adventure team were proud to share their new infographic which showcases the pathways and opportunities for everyone involved in walking, climbing and mountaineering.

They also had their updated DofE leaflet ‘The Adventure Begins’ highlighting how Scouts awards align nicely with the DofE awards and how members can work on them together to get two awards for the price of one – and double bragging rights.

Inclusion + Diversity challenge cards
The #Scouting4all Challenge Cards are a set of practical inclusion challenges for all adults in Scouting. By embedding these small, everyday actions into your Scouting, you can work towards ensuring your Section is as inclusive as possible for all of your young people, and that you are proactively creating an open and inclusive environment for the adults you Scout with.

The challenge cards are a useful prompt, or a way to highlight the positive action you as a leader may already be taking. Undertake the challenge here and embed flexibility with badges, challenges and awards, commit to always using gender neutral language and ensure you offer all variations of the Promise when investing members.

Scout Network reboot
You may have already heard that Scout Network Is having its very own reboot. Find out everything you need to know about role changes, alteration to the programmes and all things Network reboot with this exciting presentation that was prepared and shared with members last weekend.’

Global support
In need of some help with the Global Programme? The International team have been working hard to put together additional support for the Global Issues Activity Badges for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.

Christmas Appeal
During Reunion we received donations of over £2000 for badges and Christmas cards as Bernard the Christmas Robin was officially launched to raise money for the Development Grants Fund (DGF).

You can support our Christmas Appeal by donating to the DGF. In return for your gift you can receive our exclusive Christmas badge (suggested donation £1 per badge) or Scout branded Christmas cards (suggested donation £3 per pack of 6 or £5 for two packs). Find out more here.

Corporate Partnerships
Kip McGrath Education Centres is excited to be working in partnership with The Scout Association to support Scouts to further explore Maths and English in a fun and informative way. You can book a free assessment at kipmcgrath.co.uk

Another highlight from the weekend was the Farm to Fork taster session with expert Tesco Trail Guides. Book your Beavers and Cubs on to a free Farm to Fork Trail so they can gain hands-on experience learning where their food comes from.

PTE Guide
The 2016 Programme, Training and Event Guide was shared with members over the weekend. It includes a Courses and Qualifications section which enables volunteers to facilitate adventurous experiences. The Badge Programmes section supports the Programme refresh and our events include a new weekend that supports Cubs100. Most courses are also available to book at scouts.org.uk/courses

Next year will mark Reunion’s 90th event at Gilwell Park. Find out more information about Reunion, how you can attend and how you can be part of the celebrations here.



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