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Scouting is one of the greatest movements the world has ever known. Scouts have walked on the moon, rowed across oceans, scaled the highest mountains. They have been Prime Ministers and Oscar winners, authors and inventors, World Cup heroes and scientists.
Scouting is for everyone, and there are all kinds of famous people who were once Scouts, some of whom might surprise you. Scouts have been presidents, prime ministers, entrepreneurs and pop stars. They have climbed Everest, stood at the South Pole and walked on the moon. Scouts are also teachers, social workers – the people who make society work. They are all united by common values of integrity, respect, trust cooperation, and their promise to help other people.
Here are just a few examples.
Sir David Attenborough, naturalist
Neil Armstrong, astronaut
Buzz Aldrin, astonaut
David Beckham, footballer
Tony Blair, former prime minister
Russell Brand, comedian
Sir Richard Branson, entrepreneur
Jarvis Cocker, musician
Billy Connolly, comedian
Bill Clinton, former US president
Bill Gates, business magnate
Bear Grylls, survival expert (& Chief Scout)
Richard Hammond, tv presenter
(Note...Richard was once a member of Ripon & District!)
Lucie Jones, singer and actress
John F Kennedy, former US president
John Lennon, singer & songwiter
James Martin, chef
Sir Andrew Murray, tennis player
Sir Paul McCartney, musician
Barack Obama, former US president
Joe Pasquale, comedian
Jeremy Paxman, journalist
Keith Richards, musician
Steven Spielberg, film director
David Walliams, comedian
John Wayne, actor
Our Founder, Lord Baden Powell once said: THERE IS NO TEACHING TO COMPARE WITH EXAMPLE.
So, in all your Scouting, remember - Actions always speak louder than words... and your attitude is contagious.
Baden-Powell also said, "show me a poorly Uniformed Troop, and I'll show your a poorly Uniformed Leader." Remember that the way you present and conduct yourself will be reflected by your Scouts (or Beavers, or Cubs or Explorers!)
Let's ALL make 2020 the year that we "lead by example"
Getting ready for Census.
It's coming up to the start of a new year, which can only mean one thing – it's Census time!
Soon HQ willl share with you any changes that will be made, but for now, here are the key dates to put in your diary so you can get prepared:
Mid-January – Passwords to access the Census site will be sent out
Tuesday 21 January – Census site opens
Friday 31 January – The Actual Census date
The County Commissioner will need all District submissions by Monday 17th February.and this means that the Group submission will need to be ready by Monday 10th February at the latest - Thank you for your cooperation.
NOTE: Saturday 29 February – Census site closes and all data must have been submitted.
THE SCOUT ASSOCIATION offers adventure and activity to almost 400,000 young people across the UK.
THE MOVEMENT is the largest co-educational youth organisation in the world, with over 28 million Members in 216 countries and territories.
Scouting has opportunities for almost ALL age ranges