About Kate Knutton

Kate Knutton

“Bubbly, friendly and blonde is how I like to think my friends would describe me! I have always been involved in Scouting and Guiding, in my adult years as a Guide leader, Brown Owl, Scout Leader, and helping out with Beavers and Explorers. I took 20 of my Scouts and explorers to Belgium in summer 2012 and look forward to getting back out there and helping other groups have an amazing time.

An interesting fact about me: I love Disney a little bit too much and when I took my Scouts to Disneyland Paris I got engaged to Woody from Toy Story.”

Badge banter at breakfast

29 Jul 16

So sadly the 1st playing place scouts week is coming to an end :( but what a week! The international experience has been amazing! Many have swapped neckers and badges and met scouts from all over the world. Quite how serious this group is about badges became apparent to me as leaders sat sowing badges on at the swimming pool and swapping badge tactics over breakfast. But I felt very privileged to watch some of these badges being presented ……well done!!!

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Their legs just don’t stop moving

28 Jul 16

Well what a busy day yesterday for 1st Playing Place Scouts. Up bright and early to complete a hike to one of the mountain huts – Doldenhorn.

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A big splash in the capital

26 Jul 16


Well what a day! The forecast promised rain which never came (despite the singing on the train!) – the sun shined bright and 1st Playing Place Scouts departed the train in the beautiful city of Thun.

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A view worth the hike

25 Jul 16

Well what an amazing day!!! 1st Playing Place scouts set off after breakfast for a hike to a beautiful mountain lake – Oeschinensee.

At the bottom raring to go……

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International superstars

24 Jul 16

Last night I met a very sleepy 1st Playing Place scouts from the train station but spirits were high as they walked to camp and enjoyed some hot food before bed.

Today, the group had a chilled day getting to know their home for the next week with the discovery trail around KISC.

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The top of Europe to top off the week!

14 Aug 15

Well today myself and Emily will be waving good bye to Tavistock and Newton Abbot Guides and we know they’ve made an amazing amount of memories!

To finish off their week Tavistock guides travelled to the top of a mountain to see how cheese is made and finished off the week with a traditional Swiss evening.

Newton Abbot guides travelled on the train all the way to the top of Europe where I can vouch it was chilly!

first views of snow - the top of Europe!

first views of snow – the top of Europe!

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