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Calling all 11 to 18-year-olds

Are You 11 – 18 (and up to 25 in some cases) the government wants to hear from as many as possible to inform the @DCMS’ review of the youth sector?
The questionnaire can be found at; please complete before 28 February 2021:

racket and ball

Do you like to make a racket?

The people at ScoutingUK have been working with the @The_LTA – they have some great activities for young people who want to give tennis a go.
Want to find out more? we have videos, challenges and activities

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National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week 2021

Its National Apprenticeship Week, and things have come a long way from the day that I started my Apprenticeship, back in 1979. However, I remember it fondly I gave me some great grounding and training which has been useful in my adult life.

What makes a good apprentice?

The UK Scouting spoke to Dean Whitehead Technical Training Instructor at UK Power Networks about the value of apprenticeships.

Among lots of other interesting items Dean says “Adapting to change, problem solving, and decision making are also key attributes working as a craftsperson for UK Power Networks. These are all valuable skills young people learn at Scouts which can be taken directly into an apprenticeship.”

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