The following was posted by Charlie Roper on his blog. I wanted to make a reply, but as it’s limited to 140 characters, I thought I’d use my blog to put my own thoughts down. Every young person has had the experience. Whether it be the local shop attendant eyeing you suspiciously or an adult [...]
Monthly Archive for September, 2009
I’ve just come back from helping out at the District’s archery competition which 5 of our Scouts took part in. They all did very well and they came 4th out of 6 Troops. This is an improvement on last year as they were in last place! One of our Scouts came first in the individual [...]
It was a total coincidence that I happened to pop in to see the Beavers this evening and they were having a chocolate night! Honest!
In the school where I work, we have a diary system which is a web based one. All members of staff have access to it so they can record if they are going out, having visitors or record any other information that the members of staff might need to know about. It sits on web [...]
In the summer the Cubs wrote and starred in their own video for the Creative Challenge badge. They did it in the style of a news programme. It was a little delayed in being put together, but I got it on Thursday and put it on YouTube today, so enjoy! Now I have to admit [...]
This evening, I’ve been to the Beavers to talk to the parents about the forthcoming sleepover and also the family camp we’re doing next year. They were all very interested, asked a lot of questions and the majority went away with Criminal Record Bureau forms so the can have their backgrounds checked, which will enable [...]
The Scouts have come back from a weekends camping at Consall with 12th Golden Hill Scouts. I couldn’t go out for the full weekend, so I went to see them on the Saturday. Typically it was a lovely weekend and didn’t rain once! The idea of the camp was to improve their backwoods skills so, [...]
No, not really! But if you read this article from Saturday’s Daily Mail, you’d get that impression! I first heard of this story on Sunday morning, when one of my friends in the BSA retweeted another American chap’s comment on the article. So I pointed them to the Scout Association’s knife policy here and I [...]
Guiding is celebrating it’s 100th birthday this weekend! I can’t add any more than Chris has said on his blog, so please have a read. Happy Birthday to our sister organisation.
The other weekend the VFestival was held at Weston Park which is quite close to where we are. At the end of the festival, various groups are invited to go onto the site to help clear up. They are allowed to keep any equipment they want or get it sent out to people who are [...]
In May this year it was very pleasing to hear that our friends from the 85th Stoke-on-Trent & Newcastle, Milton Scout Group opened their new Scout hut. They managed to raise well over £100,000 to pay for their new building and it’s very impressive. So it’s extremely disappointing to hear that they’ve been broken into [...]