Stories

Celebrating the Inspirational: The Commander Bruce Award

Scouts do great things but some of the best people in Scouting inspire others to do great things. That is the idea behind one of Hampshire's more unique and special awards, the Commander Bruce Award. To give the award its full name, the Lieutenant Commander Henry V Bruce Award is awarded to members of Hampshire […]

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A Memory of a Special Summer

At the Scouts we may learn skills for life but we also create memories. After all, when we go on adventures, make new friends and push ourselves, it is the memories that matters most. It's special then that Hampshire Scouts Heritage have gained a symbol of a memory that many across Hampshire share - that […]

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A Summer of Celebration: The Scouting Centenary in pictures

2007 was a huge year for Scouts around the world. First of all, it was a Jamboree year and we know how to party together on those years! But most notably it was the centenary of the first experimental Scout camp on Brownsea Island in Dorset. During 2007, Scouts from all over the world took […]

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Reaching the Top: The King's and Queen's Scout Award in Hampshire

It's one of the oldest and highest awards in the Scout movement, recognised around the world as a symbol of outstanding achievement in Scouting. Discover the origins of this award and how we're able to add something a little special for our Hampshire Queen's Scouts. Getting its start It's 1909 and its barely two years […]

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Time to Remember: Scouts in the First World War.

They laid down their lives fighting for king and country. Large number of adult leaders were called to serve their country never to return. A generation that served, never to return or to return with a host of physical and mental health problems. With the Scout movement very much in its infancy, how did the […]

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Saving the Memory of Jack Cornwell, the Boy Hero

What links an Explorer Scout from Havant and a boy caught in the midst of a mighty naval battle? Courage and endurance in the face of extreme difficulties. This is the story of the Cornwell Scout Badge. The Origins of the Award The Cornwell Scout Badge takes its name and owes its existence to a […]

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Rose and Crown: Our Hampshire Scouts Badge

You'll find it on the sleeve of every Scout in Hampshire, that's tens of thousands of us, and on the back of our Hampshire Scouts necker worn by our County team. But where did the rose and crown symbol come from? The answer may not be as straight-forward as you think. The Hampshire Rose Lots […]

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The Wood Badge: A Century of Leadership Skills

For over 100 years it has marked the end of a leader's initial training; the Wood Badge isn't your normal symbol of achievement. From humble beginnings, the way our adults train and learn the skills they need to deliver the Scout programme has grown and changed ever since. A Post-War Dilemma Scouting has remained constant […]

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A Worldwide family

From humble beginnings the Scouts spread all around the world very quickly and there are now over 50 million of us. We really do have the whole world in our hands and there are only 5 countries where the Scouts don't exist to help their communities. Looking after them all and promoting our message of […]

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Making a Song and Dance of it: Gang Shows

As Scouts we build skills for life. That's way more than just the practical skills like campcraft and first aid - it's also the important skills like confidence, organising yourself and putting your best foot forward. For these skills, there's nothing like a Gang Show. Plus it's great fun! What is a Gang Show? Since […]

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A Century of Campcraft: The Emlyn Trophy.

For almost a Century, one event has been the crown jewel of Hampshire Scout's skills calendar. One that has taught young people the skills for staying safe, healthy and organised while at camp, the Emlyn Trophy. Getting its start. The person behind the competition was Dr. Charles Emlyn who was a Chief Scout Commissioner, Deputy […]

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