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  • Britain's "longest serving" Scout, Reg Hayes, has died aged 99

    Britain's "longest serving" Scout, Reg Hayes, has died aged 99

    23rd October 2014

    REG Hayes, believed to be Britain's longest serving Scout has died. The Cowley resident died tuesday afternoon at the age of 99 after being in hospital. He retired from Scouting in 2010 after serving in the 2nd Oxford SS Mary and St John Scout Group for 87 years and had been the district commissioner for Cowley. The bachelor and only child was awarded the prestigious Silver Wolf award for exceptional services to Scouting in 1990. Close friend and fellow Scouting volunteer Fred Mogridge said: “I saw him in hospital about 10 days ago and he was in a fairly poor state, but it didn’t seem desperate. “He was a very conscientious person and had love of Scouting. He really devoted his life to it. He got every recognition within Scouting that you could get.” ...

  • Youth Commissioner Named

    Youth Commissioner Named

    21st October 2014

    The Management Team and Members of FLAGS are very pleased with The Scout Associations new appointment of its Youth Commissioner Team - and would like to further endorse this great move - congratulations Hannah Kentish, Jagz Bharth and Jay Thompson - the team shows the diversity of Scouting in...

  • Mike launches Unit badge

    Mike launches Unit badge

    5th September 2014

    Tonight at Gilwell Reunion, Mike Preston - FLAGS National Support Unit Manager, revealed the design of our Officical badge to the Unit members attending this years Reunion. Mike said 'Our new badge signifies inclusiveness.  It symbolises and recognises that The Scout Association consists of...

  • Michigan Pride - Eagle Scouts stand together

    Michigan Pride - Eagle Scouts stand together

    29th August 2014

    Some of our American Brother Scouts proudly marching at Michigan Pride last weeks end click here for more info about FLAGS and Scouts for Equality working together ...

  • Pascal Tessier - NO LONGER WELCOME

    Pascal Tessier - NO LONGER WELCOME

    7th August 2014

    One of the BSA's first openly gay Eagle Scouts, Pascal Tessier, just turned 18, and is no longer eligible to participate in the program. On his birthday, he wrote a letter to the BSA's president, Robert Gates. "Openly gay adults will eventually be allowed in Scouting, Mr. Gates. As support for...

  • FLAGS+ out now

    7th August 2014

    the newest FLAGS email newsletter is on its way to an inbox near YOU!!! if you're not registered, click here and give us your details and you will automatically be added to our mailing list if you want to see this newsletter - well just click here :-) ...

  • Just had an amazing chat....

    30th July 2014

    Just had an amazing chat with a young person.  Was wearing my Scouts Scotland [some people are gay and scouts.... we're fine with it] at camp and this young person came up to me afterwards and said that the T-shirt inspired him to come out to his friends in scouts. He didn't think it would...

  • Scouts for Equality

    Scouts for Equality

    24th July 2014

    This morning Rob Vaines, made great steps to making connections and partnerships with Scouts for Equality in the USA. Rob chatted with Justin Wilson, Volunteer Community Director, to find ways that both FLAGS and SfE can work together and support each other in their work for full...

  • Camp Abercorn

    Camp Abercorn

    14th July 2014

    Below is an email from an American Eagle Scout, Jeffrey Simon, and links to an amazing project that he is involved in. FLAGS is fully committed to supporting the work of this project, and supporting our Brothers in the USA, in the move forward for equality - FLAGS will share with it's members,...

  • It is time to stand up and be counted...

    It is time to stand up and be counted...

    5th July 2014

    I would like to hope that I have always been honest about my sexuality, especially when asked directly, but a long time ago, I decided it was easier to not ‘promote’ to everyone, the fact I am gay. In all honesty, I have found that very few people ever asked me to my face, and my take had...

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