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With the Scout HQ Census details released, it's amazing to see the biggest growth in 80 years! We are constantly proud of our volunteers across the County who work tirelessly to provide our young people with #SkillsForLife

With a great return to Scouting from our young people, we need to continue to recruit more awesome people to keep making a significant impact to ourselves and our local communities.

Bedfordshire has also released our Census data, which aligns similarly to the national output. It shows a growth in youth attending Scouting in all of our Districts by over 12% which ultimately means we need to continue to recruit to keep up with the understandable demand of what Scouting can offer. There are over 1,100 young people missing out or on waiting lists.

Our County Commissioner, Martin Wesley said this about our Census results: 

"Thanks to the amazing efforts of existing volunteers, Scouting kept going throughout the lockdown. Our youth members are now rushing back to enjoy face-to-face Scouting. And they are bringing their friends with them!

Sixteen Scout Groups in Bedfordshire already are larger in size than they were before the pandemic hit. All these extra young people need extra adults to keep them safe while giving them Skills for Life. Please come and join the fun."


Click this link to see the County Census details


Further details:

  • There are loads of resources available on the recent announcement here
  • Contact the Bedfordshire Perception team who would love to help you with recruitment and support: 
  • The full resources for County and each District can be accessed via this link



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Bedfordshire leaders selected!


Please welcome the Bedfordshire leaders for the 25th World Scout Jamboree to Korea in 2023

Amy, Chris, Greg & Nick!



For the last fortnight, a small dedicated team have been interviewing Bedfordshire leaders for the Jamboree in Korea 2023.

It's been difficult, as there has been many great applications, conducted both in person and over Zoom.

The process included having over half of our selection team being in their teens (keeping this #YouthShaped), all bar 1 having attended a World Scout Jamboree, a mix of adult leaders and roles within the County, as well as diverse group such as members of the LGBT+ community, for example.


Well done to all those applying and thanks to the selection team for doing a sterling job



Follow us on social media for the latest updates @BedsWSJ on Facebook & Twitter

Send any questions you may have to our email

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Bedfordshire county is looking for 4 awesome leaders to support the Bedfordshire contingent at the 25th World Scout Jamboree in Korea in 2023!


The Jamboree is the biggest international event in the Scouting calendar, where Scouts from all over the world meet, learn about new cultures, take part in loads of new activities and have fun. This comes with hard work and dedication from the leadership team, who will need to support our participants through fundraising, meetings and travelling half-way around the world for the best scouting moments of your lives!


Applications must be in by midnight 24th July and can be done online by following this link.


  • You must be over the age of 18 and be a Leader (in any role) within Bedfordshire.  

  • Applicants will be emailed for in-person interviews within the county on the 1st, 7th & 8th August.


For participants, they will need to wait a little longer until the leadership team is in place (it will be worth the wait!)

Don’t worry, we will be in touch soon by email, on our website & on social media @BedsWSJ for all the latest updates!


Want to know more details?

  • Watch a video of previous Bedfordshire Jamboree leaders giving their thoughts about their Jamboree Journeys below.

  • Have a look at the leader guidance on being a Unit Leader here.

  • Follow us on social media for the latest updates @BedsWSJ on Facebook & Twitter

  • We will be running a live online webinar soon, stay tuned for details!

  • Send any questions you may have to our email


Many Thanks

David Moult







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Greater London North Scout County is once again inviting all Scout teams from across Bedfordshire to participate in the annual Chiltern 20 Challenge Hike, taking place on Saturday 12th October 2019 in the Chiltern Hills. This event is open to any member of the Scout section born after 12th April 2005. The organising committee has a brand new school for this event which will again be close to a main line railway station. Once again there will be a Junior route of about 15kms and a Senior route of about 20kms. Both routes have been popular during the past few years. This year's routes will take participants through a completely different area of The Chilterns. The online entry database is up and running via our new website Last year’s event sold out so don’t delay in entering teams which will again consist of between three to five young people. Keep reading for outdoor navigation training events are being organised for adults and young people, along with resources for Scouts to work towards Skills Challenge Award plus Hikes Away Activity Badge. Kind regards Fozzy (Chris Foster) Hon Secretary Chiltern 20 Challenge Hike Chiltern 20 Navigation Training 2019 With the Chiltern 20 approaching, The County Activities Team is running a number of practical workshops to help teams improve all aspects of their navigation skills. Workshops will be held at two venues: Martins Green (next to Danemead Scout campsite) and Trent Park for those who wish to use public transport. Dates/ Time: 8th September at Martins Green, 15th September at Trent Park, 21st September at Trent Park and 28th September at Martins Green. All will begin at 10am and finish around 1pm. Locations: Martins Green car park, Cock Lane, Broxbourne EN10, OS Explorer 174 ref- TL 347 077 OR Trent Park, EN4 0PS (near Cockfosters Tube). Cost: Free What should we bring? Waterproofs, outdoor clothes, outdoor footwear, snacks, drinks and a compass. OS Explorer 174 for Martins Green OR 173 for Trent Park if you have one, we can provide maps if not. We’ll be walking roughly 5 miles maximum. Who is it for? Chiltern 20 team navigators with an adult leader. In addition to the above sessions, we may be able to run evening sessions for your group, depending on availability. Contact me on the address below and we’ll do our best to help. If you have any general enquiries regarding the workshops, or to book places, please email Asa Kitchiner, GLN Activities Team at asa.kitchiner@gmail.comNavigation Walk and Talk Workshop, 31st August 2019, Tring Station. The County Mountaineering Team is running a ‘walk and talk’ workshop in the Chiltern Hills, aimed at leaders and adult helpers, with particular emphasis on providing navigation help and support for those with teams taking part in this year’s Chiltern 20. This is a chance for a gentle stroll in some beautiful scenery with the added benefit of having one of our team along to answer any questions you may have about maps, compasses and anything else you’d like to know about navigation. You will also have the chance to practice these techniques along the way. The workshop content is completely flexible and can cover anything which will help you to develop both your navigation skills, and your ability to teach navigation techniques to your group, whatever your level of experience. We will meet at Tring railway station at 11.30am and will be back there by 4.00pm. There is ample parking at the station and the times above have been chosen to help those travelling by train. More information from Asa Kitchiner, GLN Activities Team at

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