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Happy Christmas

I’d like to wish everyone who visits my site, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Many thanks to those of you who have taken the time and effort to comment on my posts, I really appreciate it,  and I hope to see you all in 2013. Alternatively, please have a Merry Non-Denominational Winter […]

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The Promise

Can of worms – check. Tin opener – check. Apply opener to can and stand well back…… Ok, I am being a little facetious as this is an important subject. Today the Scout Association has announced that it is considering an alternative oath (promise) so that atheists can become full members. I am inclined to […]

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It Was 20 Years Ago Today…

Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play… No, hold on, that’s not right. It 20 years ago I became a Scout Leader. Er no, it was 21 years and 7 months. Hmm, let’s start again. The other day I logged on to the Scout Association’s website to look up a few things and I thought […]

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2012 Remembrance Day Parade

Following on from our previous two Remembrance Day parades (2011 & 2010), we decided to get a little more adventurous! Instead of just parading around the streets near our hall and on to Church and the Memorial, we started at one of our other local Churches (St. Barnabas Bradwell for those who know the area!) […]

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Another Scout Hall Burgled

It’s sad to read that another of our local Scout halls has been burgled and around £5000 of equipment has been stolen. Hopefully the thieves will be caught and our friends from Werrington will get their stuff back. Full story here.

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Remember 11-11-12

DULCE ET DECORUM EST Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs And towards our distant rest began to trudge. Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind; Drunk with […]

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My Week

Phew, it’s been a busy week for this Group Scout Leader. On Tuesday, I went to Scouts to see LOADS of badges awarded and to invest a new Scout and an Assistant Scout Leader. On Friday, I saw all the Beavers give presentations to the whole Colony about their hobbies – very impressive for 6 […]

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Once a Scout..

Last Friday, I had the privilege to meet with one of our old Scouts. Frank is 90 year old and first joined, as a Cub, in 1930! He and his friend Bill stated out at Longport Cubs and Scouts, but when they were Scouts, the Troop closed and the came ‘up the bank’ to my […]

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Interlectual Property

Back in 2008 I wrote about the importance of taking care of any Scouting related internet domains. This has been brought home to me recently as I have been trying to get a website closed! The three Districts in my area come together to run a Gang Show called ‘Screamline’. This was the first Scout […]

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The Olympics and Scouts

To be honest, when it comes to sport, I am not interested (unless it’s an Ashes Test!). However, I have been very impressed with the Olympic games that have just finished. The performances by some of the athletes have been truly impressive, be it Usain Bolt, Jessica Ennis, Victoria Pendleton, Sir Chris Hoy or Hamadou […]

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A Soldier Writes

I got this message sent to me the other day – Hello, I’ll always remember my time with the Cubs and the Scouts because I reckon that it set the foundation for the man I am today. You may not know it but the time and effort you, (and the other Leaders) put into the […]

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In the Newspaper

Earlier this month, my local newspaper, the Sentinel, in its Way We Were section, carried an article about my Group’s Scouts who had been in the Troop and had been killed in the First and Second World Wars. I’d originally written to the paper thinking they put something in the letters section and the result […]

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Been a Bit Quiet Recently…….

Sorry about the lack of updates, but I’ve been a bit busy with other things (mainly 2 small girls!). However, Scouting hasn’t gone all quiet, in fact I have been quite busy. Two recent highlights have been the Beaver camp that I went on and the Group’s Annual  General Meeting / BBQ / Olympics event. […]

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Gangs

I saw this video about gangs today. Very thought provoking – take a look.

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Pi and Scouts

Yesterday, I managed to place my order for a Raspberry Pi. For those of you who don’t know what that it is, it’s – … a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC […]

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