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1st Hope Scouts blog

by Richard on August 21, 2010

1st Hope Scouts have a blog.
That’s it, really. Actually, we’ve had it a while, but for some reason the search engines don’t seem to be picking it up. It’s a bit odd: the main site is being indexed OK.
Anyhow, this is a gratuitous attempt to get the 1st Hope Scouts blog noticed by google.


Gratuitous link

by Richard on April 25, 2010

1st Hope Scouts, my Scout Group. It’s a new website so we’re trying to attract a little search engine action.


Scout numbers climb

by Richard on April 19, 2010

The Scout Association is reporting it’s biggest rise in membership in almost 40 years.
UK Scouting has experienced its biggest growth spurt since 1972, taking total membership to 499,323.
Census results, released today, show 16,568 new adult and youth members in the UK since 31 January 2009. This is 3.45 per cent up on last year (2009: [...]


Scouts: Be Prepared to Vote

by Richard on March 17, 2010

Politicians Vernon Coaker MP, Lillian Greenwood and Ewan Lamont joined Scouts from across the country this weekend to launch Active Citizens: Virgin Voters - a special website designed to encourage first-time voters to participate in the upcoming General Election. was unveiled on Saturday at a special event in Nottingham to encourage youth participation in local [...]


It’s cool to wear a woggle again

by Richard on January 3, 2010

In Australia, the Scout movement is seeing sustained significant growth
The number of Scouts has grown by 6 per cent annually since 2006, and is now at 22,000, Mr De Fries said.
Members have been gearing up for their Australia Jamboree which officially opens today at Cataract Scout Park, at Appin, south of Campbelltown.
More than 10,000 Scouts [...]