Category Archives: Scout Shout

Lee and Sarah

Thanks very much to Lee Emmett and Sarah Parish for volunteering to take time out of their Sunday afternoon and come down to the Brentwood Centre to discuss their life in the Scouts. They looked like they enjoyed themselves to me if the dancing was anything to go by!

You can listen again to their poetic ruminations by clicking below:

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My Mate Murphy

I was joined in the Phoenixfm studio this sunday afternoon by my good friend and fellow scout Jon Murphy. Jon brought his i-pod along and we played a few tunes, danced around a bit and told the citizens of Brentwood and Billericay how much fun Scouting can be!

Thanks very much to Jon for joining me this week, I really enjoyed the show this week and hopefully Jon will be a regular visitor to the show in 2012.

Click below to listen to the pair of us having a laugh and mucking about all in the name of ScoutShout!


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Essex County Commissioners

A big thanks to Richard Baker (Explorer Scouts), Sam Morris (Cub Scouts) and Irene Fisher (Beaver Scouts) for coming in and talking about their roles in the Scout Association.

You can listen again to what was said below.


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New Years Day

Here are a few snippets from Sunday’s Show. It was New Year’s Day. I was a bit hungover!

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Xmas Day with Jon Murphy (Brentwood Network Scout)

I put together a pre-recorded a show with the outrageous Jon Murphy that was broadcast at 4pm on Christmas day 2011.

Listen again to our conversation below.


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Rizzle Kicks – Mamma Do the Hump

Kim Wilde – Rockin’ Around the Xmas Tree

Flo Rida – Good Feelin’

Pixie Lott – All About Tonight

Wizzard – I Wish it Could be Xmas Everyday

The Wanted – Lightning

Coldplay – Paradise

Calvin Harris – Feel So Close

Shakin’ Stevens – Merry Xmas Everybody

Maroon 5 -Moves Like Jagger

One Direction – What Makes you Beautiful

Elton John – Step into Christmas

JLS – Everybody in Love

Katy Perry – Last Friday Night

Cher Lloyd – WIth Your Love

Justin Bieber- Mistletoe

Pink – Raise Your Glass

Shakira – Waka Waka

Big Foote – Crazy Nights

Slow Moving Millie – Please Let Me Get What I Want

Birdy – Skinny Love

Michael Buble – Have Yourself a very Merry Christmas

Ed Sheeran – Lego House

Tinie Tempah – Written in the Stars

Rhianna – We Found Love

DJ Fresh – Louder

Black Eyed Peas – The Time (Dirty Bit)






Chris Ridgewell (Brentwood Explorer Scout)

Chris joined me in the festively decorated phoenixfm studio this sunday to talk about his experiences of life with the scouts.

You can listen again to our conversation below.

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Brentwood District Explorer Scout Commissioner Bruce (A.K.A Andy Rosam)

Brentwood District Explorer Scout Commissioner Bruce (A.K.A Andy Rosam) came in to the studio this week to talk enthusiastically about his involvement in Scouting in Brentwood. He spoke about his fond memories of an expedition to Thailand during his time in the scouts as a young lad and the recent opportunities he has given to young people volunteering as a Leader in the local community

You can listen again to our conversation below.

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Albert (Brentwood Explorer Scout Leader) Interview

This week Albert (A.K.A Alex Evans – Albert is his scout nickname) came on the show to talk to me about his experiences with the scouts.

You can listen again to our conversation below.

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Hutton (All Saints) Group Scout Leader Interview

This week I invited my ex-scout leader Martin Hamilton in to the studio to talk all things scouting. Martin is currently the main man at Hutton (All Saints) Scout Group. You can listen again to what was said below.

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Wintac 2011

Explorer Scouts from all over the county left the warmth and comfort of their homes behind them this weekend to take part in Wintac 2011, Essex scout’s largest winter activity camp.

More than 500 excitable young Bear Grylls wannabes stepped out into the mist for outdoor fun and shenanigans with their mates.

I went along as a Leader for the Brentwood group and spent the weekend supplying youngsters aged 14-18 with hot meals so they could roam freely around the site and enjoy a variety of physical challenges.

The event was held at Thriftwood campsite, which occupies 76 acres of picturesque woodland in Brentwood.

Qualified instructors led a variety of adventurous daytime activities including rock climbing, abseiling, archery, ice climbing, an assault course, pedal go-karts, a dry toboggan run, a mobile planetarium, rifle shooting, caving, water zorbing, inflatables and sports competitions.

I recorded a few interviews with people who attended and I played them out on last night’s show.

Next sunday my guest will be Martin Hamilton, Group Scout Leader at Hutton (All Saints) scout group. We will be talking about what scouting is all about and how anyone interested can get involved.