Category: Scouts

Andrew Burdett reading at the lectern in Reading Minster.

Reading at WWI Remembrance Service – 6 July 2014

I was honoured to be asked, as a recent Queen’s Scout Award recipient, to read at a service held to commemorate the start of the First World War. It was a real privilege but, more than that, it was enormously humbling. I’m very grateful for having been asked to participate.

Andrew Burdett, centre, processes around the Quadrangle at Windsor Castle, at the end of the first half of the afternoon.

My Proudest Achievement: Queen’s Scout Award – 27 April 2014

Anyone who knows me really well will know this: I’m not an overtly proud person. Yes, a picture of my enormous head sits at the top of my blog, and yes I occasionally over-hype my latest web content. But when my tongue is not buried deep within my cheek, I hate shouting about my ‘achievements’.

Today, though, I “can be rightly proud” of what I have earned: the Queen’s Scout Award.

Explorer Scout Camp Diary: Day Six – 9 August 2012

As I wake for my penultimate morning on the camp, I’m excited about the assault course activity planned. But after an accident at the end of the session, the rest of the day is forced to take a very different shape to the one on the schedule, as I’m rushed to A&E. Luckily, once discharged, I’m able to join the rest of the unit in a sunny Ilfracombe.