May 11

Events for Adults in Scouting

I've always believed that adults in Scouting should always take the opportunity to meet up and share ideas. The best way for adults to learn and deliver better Scouting is from your peers. it helps to meet people who are like-minded enough to come together in a friendly environment to talk and share ideas. I believe it is in the best interests of any Scout Group, District or County to organise events which encourages adults in Scouting to come together socially. It is understandable when an event catering to the adults in Scouting, organised by the district or county, is considered to be not in the best interests of Scouting as events such as this exclude the people who receive the end product of all the hard work put in by the volunteers in Scouting, i.e. the young people. This couldn't be further from the truth. How many times have you found yourself stuck for activities to keep your Scouts interested on troop night? I know I have. I continually trawl the internet searching for ideas for activities, but I know that attending events organised for adults in Scouting would help me to deliver better Scouting to our Scouts as i'm sure I would take away a lot of new ideas due to meeting other adults in Scouting. So when the chance of attending an event such as this arises, please try to attend, as it'll help you give you Scouts a better experience and will increase your enjoyment in Scouting.

Enjoy Scouting
David McGuinness
Assistant County Commissioner for Scouts

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