Carole’s blog #5 – Sleeping

Carole Blog #5                       Sleeping during lockdown   It is recognised that some issues we are all suffering with during lockdown includes disruption to our sleeping patterns.  You may think you are sleeping for longer, but do not feel rested or you may simply be finding it hard to drop off to sleep.  One […]

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Carole’s blog #4

Carole’s blog #4 – Keep calm and be kind Kindness to others is the glue which connects our individual happiness with the wider community and aids our own social well-being. When we give to others it helps us connect with people and meets with one our basic human needs – relatedness. Doing things for others […]

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All new GScouts magazine – Out now

This quarter’s GScouts magazine is out now, packed full of great stories and articles from around the county… This month we have got articles on: Water activities We will survive – VE Celebration camp S&E@Home DofE and Much, much more   Click HERE to read this edition.    If you want to be in next month’s edition, submit […]

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GOOOSE! – 18th – 20th September

As adults earlier this year, you helped sign up over 800 young people to take part in our GOOSE event. Sadly due to the circumstances and the suspension of Face to Face Scouting, we had to postpone this event. However, you and your section can still take part in our next County Wide Camp at […]

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Looking for a manager – just like you!

Fact: Young people are inspiring. Fact: Adults who volunteer in Scouting are amazing! What better reason is there to lead a team of adults who are constantly inspired by Young People. If you are a member of Gloucestershire Scouts already you’ll know that leading all great teams is a great manager and leading all great […]

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Carole’s blog #3

Carole’s blog #3 – Parenting and Scouting Parenting isn’t always easy. Although it’s often amazing and rewarding to watch ourchildren grow and to help them learn to be independent, it can also be really hard work. Asan adult in Scouting with a child doing their Scouting in the same group as you, can bestressful. In […]

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Carole’s blog #2

Carole’s blog #2 – as we slowly come out of lockdown As the lockdown starts to lift slightly, are you raring to get back out there or happy to stay put for a while longer? Were you first in the queue at Primark and John Lewis or did you cringe from your sofa at the thought? There […]

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National loneliness week

National Loneliness Week 15 – 19th June A blog by Carole O’Donnell – DCC – People We all feel lonely at times – it’s a normal human emotion. We’re biologically wired for social contact and loneliness is our signal that we need more.  More than ever before, in this period of lockdown and social distancing, […]

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A wet weekend of fun

Following our hugely successful We Will Survive Camp in May, our County Commissioner, challenged the programme team to come up with something to sink our teeth into for June and July.  The wonderful District Team in The Forest of Dean holds a Water Activities Day every year and due to the current restrictions we are […]

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