Scouts broadcast their own show

The budding radio crew

The budding radio crew

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Scouts from Cambridgeshire took a great leap forward when they broadcast their own radio show on Hereward Radio.

For James Traynor, Jamie Ward, Sophie Graham, Greg Pollard and Simon Burgess, this was not only a first for them broadcasting their own show, but for some of them it was the first time they had spoken into a microphone.

A few weeks beforehand they had been given an introduction at the radio station and showed how to use the equipment by Matthew Kisby. So as to be ready for their leap into the presenter’s chair they had to select some music, decide which matters they would like to discuss on air and come up with some jokes!

James took the presenter’s chair and started the broadcast by getting all of the members of the team to introduce themselves. They then spent over 45 minutes discussing which was the best Explorer Unit (boys and girls aged 14 to 18) in the County, international camps they had been on and their plans for camping in 2016. They also took the opportunity to interview adult volunteer David (Rusty) Robinson who said his most memorable moment in Scouting was getting his Queen’s Scout Award and attending an event at Windsor Castle where the Queen was present.

They also interviewed Nigel Taylor from the Scout Association who spoke about the continued success of Scouting with ten successive years of growth, the 200 activities we did from abseiling to zorbing, the appointment of Hannah Kentish as the UK Youth Commissioner and how the Association was very inclusive as they had over 60,000 girls in the movement, had members from all faiths and also those without any faith.

At the end of the Broadcast Matthew said, “I thought it was a very good effort from them bearing in mind most of them had never been in front of a microphone before.”

The next show is scheduled for Thursday, January 12 at 7.00pm. You can listen to it via the internet

For more visit www.cambridgeshirescouts.org.uk