Time for another Blog post, now that we have released news about the second book we are working on: Elijah and Crumpet – Super Scout!
Scouts Queensland are currently trialing our first book, Motivate Man, as a fundraiser so that we can get the logistics of it right. We will then decide how we can use both Motivate Man and Super Scout around the Scout network in Queensland, then get the rest of the country interested!
We will be providing the books at cost price and Scout Groups will then be able to keep the profits they make. All of this comes under the Scout’s Sustainable Development Goal 10 on inclusion and diversity, so it’s a great collaboration. Here is Elijah’s introduction video about the book:
Tea with the Governor
I was invited to attend an afternoon tea at Government House in Brisbane to meet His Excellency the Governor, The Honourable Paul de Jersey and his wife, Mrs Kaye de Jersey. I joined a large group of Scouts (youths, Leaders and management) and found these events happen because the Governor is the Chief Scout of the Queensland Branch. So it was great to network with the various Scouting personnel and I was able to give Mrs de Jersey a ‘Motivate Man’ book, upon which she had someone bring a copy of her book, ‘Gavel finds his place’, which is about the Vice-Regal dog, also a kid’s book.
Book 3 – still a secret!
We have since made some more connections and hope to get some press coverage soon, to coincide with the book launch … or launches. Did I say that we have also started on book 3? We can’t say too much at the moment, but the script is done and we are just waiting on the green light before we start illustrating.
Illustrating the books LIVE!
So if you would like to follow the creation process of Super Scout, please come and visit Andy Marshal and me when Andy does his ‘Sketchy Live’ on YouTube:
You can message us questions and we are normally on from 9.30 for about an hour (depending on kids sleeping). We discuss options, add funny things, trouble shoot and discuss a wide range of topics. Plus you hear our news.
2021 Childhood Summit
Elijah recently applied to speak at the Childhood Summit taking place in Logan next month, producing a 2-minute presentation on video. Well, he nailed it and was chosen, so we are now doing a 10-minute presentation about Playgrounds and Imagination. Should be good. If you haven’t seen it, you can watch Elijah’s 2-min application here:
That’s all for now,
Stay safe, Rob and Elijah and Crumpet 🙂