A story prompting aid (Dice game).

rorys story cubes

Rory’s Story Cubes
Tell a story using nine different cubes. This game is for players of any age. Roll the nine dice. You can then tell your story. There are over a million different combinations which means unlimited playing and storytelling. You can really release your creative side to come up with stories that are fun and believable or something off the beaten path that is more farfetched. It’s completely up to you as to how you play it. Experience unlimited fun and laughter.

Can you create a story using all 9 face-up images? “Once upon a time …”


cubes Also available via the iTunes App Store AU$2.49
* In-App Purchases: Voyages AU$2.49


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Boy’s Life Magazine [BSA]
Boy’s Life
* Inside the October 2014 issue
* Links found in the October 2014 Boys’ Life magazine


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Scouting MagazineSep/Oct 2014


Scouting Magazine [UK]
Scouting MagazineOct/Nov 2014 issue
* Get Active! Oct/Nov 2014
* Instant Scouting 2014 Oct/Nov 2014


2014 NewslettersNewsletter October 2014 [PDF]

EncompassEncompass Issue 68 – October 2014 [PDF]

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  • How we got Glasgow playing in the streets again (2014-Aug-07) [Design Council UK]
    … Often, when I talk about playing in public space, people respond as if it doesn’t happen any more: “isn’t it a pity that you can’t play on the street nowadays”. And of course it’s true that many streets are busier now, that there are more digital options for playing, that the norms of where children are allowed to go on their own are more restrictive. But this doesn’t mean people don’t want to play on the street – it just means that sometimes, it takes a little work to get them comfortable with the idea. …

Boy’s Life Magazine [BSA]
Boy’s Life
* Inside the September 2014 issue
* Links found in the September 2014 Boys’ Life magazine


Scouting Magazine [BSA]
Scouting MagazineSep/Oct 2014


Scouting Magazine [UK]
Scouting MagazineAug/Sep 2014 issue
* Get Active! Aug/Sep 2014


2014 NewslettersNewsletter September 2014 [PDF]

EncompassEncompass Issue 67 – September 2014 [PDF]

Scott Morrow Adventure trilogy
Scouting for a new books of adventure for your teenagers? Check out Christopher J. Holcroft’s Scott Morrow Adventure trilogy – Only The Brave Dare, Canyon and A Rite Of Passage. Follow the unlikeliest teenager as he becomes the hero he never wanted to be but the hero a nation needed.

BraveDare Canyon Passage

Scott Morrow 01 Only The Brave Dare (2008)
Scott Morrow 02 Canyon (2008)
Scott Morrow 03 A Rite of Passage (2010)

… I saw a need to write books after teenage Scouts said they had nothing to read that reflected their journey in Scouting. I wrote three adventure books, Only The Brave Dare, Canyon and A Rite Of Passage so any teenager, anywhere can join in the frolics if a group of ordinary teens.
In my books, the boys must take on war- hardened Russian Mafia, the extreme wilds while canyoning and groups of warring motorcycle gangs. It’s a journey where ordinary teenagers emerge as heroes they never wanted to be, but ones a nation needed.
Christopher J Holcroft

[1] Christopher J. Holcroft [Official Site]
[2] Christopher J. Holcroft [Goodreads]

Two reports have been released that are foundations of our future work. We ask that you read the reports from cover to cover to both understand the context of the research completed and to appreciate the background for the final recommendations.
Across the Scouting community will be a variety of opinions about this research. That’s normal, the research and findings probably wouldn’t be good if it didn’t create some debate and discussion!

YPR Outsourced Research (2014-Aug-08)

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