The recipients of the 2012 Scout Birthday Badges have
been announced. Avon's Scouts were lucky enough to present one of
them with their award.
On 1 August every year we celebrate Scouting's birthday by
awarding an Honorary Scout Activity Badge for a particular
accomplishment and/or achievement. Read more
Avon Scouts and assembled guests today welcomed John May as
keynote speaker at its annual meeting which was held in the Great
Hall of the Wills Memorial building at Bristol University.
Scouting's popularity has soared lately, experiencing nine years of
sustained growth, with teenagers and girls leading the way. Read more
Avon Scouts today announced that TV adventurer, Ed Coats has
become their youngest County President and the latest high profile
ambassador for the organisation. Scouting provides an adventurous
and challenging programme of development to girls, boys, young
women and men aged 6-25 across the UK and it is present in nearly
every country of the world. Read more
We're delighted to announce that in Avon our numbers have grown
for the 9th consecutive year - and overall Scouting numbers
in the UK also rose in 2011.
More than 12,000 people are now actively involved in scouting in
We've seen significant increases in girls joining sections - an
example of this was over 70% increase in girls joining Beavers in
More teenagers aged 14-18 are turning to the adventure
opportunities offered by Scouting and we're delighted. Read more
Sixteen scouts from Avon have been honoured by HM The Queen and
International adventurer Chief Scout Bear Grylls for gaining their
Queen's Scouts Award.
The Queen's Scout Award is the highest honour in Scouting and is
awarded for outstanding personal achievement. Read more
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