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Monthly Archive for February, 2008

29th February

Nothing really interesting or insightful to write today, but I couldn’t pass up the chance to write something on the 29th of February! Won’t be able to do this again until 2012.

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Wood Badge

Woo hoo, I’ve finally had my Leader training signed off! It’s been a long time coming, partially my fault and partially external reasons. However, once the paperwork goes through I will be awarded my Wood Badge!

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Founders Day

Last Friday, 22/02/08, we celebrated Founders Day by holding a party for our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and their parents. Founders Day is where Scouts (Guides celebrate Thinking Day) across the world celebrate the birthday of Baden-Powell. BP would have been 151 this year! The party was also the first event of the year to celebrate […]

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Comfort on Trains

Last week we went down to Paignton in Devon for a couple of days. Travelling down on the train we went via Reading, which is an odd way to go as it’s a greater distance but cheaper! Anyway, to get to Reading we travelled on a CrossCountry Voyager and from Reading on a First Great […]

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Sunny February

It’s February, it’s half term, we’re both off from work for a week and the sun is shining. What more could we ask for? 😉

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Live Music

I’ve been trying to think of all the bands / artists that I have seen live in concert. Going to Glastonbury in 1999 and 2000 certainly helped! Anyway, here goes and in no particular order – Paul McCartney Pink Floyd U2 (twice) R.E.M. (twice) The Levellers (twice) The Beautiful South (twice) Echobelly Terrorvision Pet Shop […]

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Happy Birthday BSA

It the Boy Scouts of America’s 98th birthday on Friday 08/02/08. Happy Birthday youngsters!!!! Steve B. from Melrose Troop 68 in Minnesota is trying to get Scouting on the front page of YouTube, by getting as many people as possible to look at Scouting videos on the day. I will be! What a fantastic idea!!

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No Water!

I woke up this morning (no, this is not a Blues song!), to find we had no running water. A water main had burst in the night in Wolstanton. Luckily, we had enough in the kettle for a cuppa and to clean teeth etc. I’ve written about this before, but it really makes you realise […]

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From today’s Daily Telegraph – Scout’s oath ‘is religious discrimination’ By Jonathan Petre, Religion Correspondent The Scout Association has been reported to the equality watchdog for allegedly discriminating against atheists by making them swear an oath to God. Ever since Lord Baden-Powell founded the 100-year-old organisation, the promise by scouts to do their duty to […]

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