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Monthly Archive for January, 2010

A New Video

I’ve recently found a few short videos of activities the Group has done in the past, so I’ve put them together and here they are. They are not that great and not to be taken seriously, but are quite funny to watch!

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The ‘Cost’ of Scouting

It’s that time of year, where after the annual Census has been completed, it’s now time to pay up! For each Scout (& Beaver etc.) and Leader, the Group has to pay an amount to the District, which is then passed onto the County and finally the Scout Association at Gilwell. Each level takes there […]

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Spam Emails

I’ve recently been bombarded with spam emails on my Scout Group’s email account. Some of these have been particularly devious as they pretend to contain new settings for my email account. And one of these nearly caught me out! Now I’d like to think that I’m fairly savvy about these kind of things, but I […]

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Scouting in Madagascar

The other day I got a comment on the post I made in February last year about International Scouting. As those of you who come by here often are aware, I am fascinated by the fact we’re a worldwide movement and there are Scouts in virtually every country in the world. However, this comment is […]

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I popped up to see the Troop tonight as we were pleased to have the District Commissioner join us to give out some awards. First of all, he presented a Chief Scout’s Gold award to the first Scout in the Troop to achieve this award since we restarted the Troop in 2007. Then it was […]

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Camping in the Snow!

In the UK, camping in snowy weather is somewhat unusual these days and we don’t get the same opportunities to do so as, for example, SM Jerry’s Troop. However, the Scouts from my Troop are currently at a weekend camp and are surrounded by snow. As should be expected, they have gone fully prepared for […]

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2010 Census

Every year, each Scout Group has to complete a census. This is information that the Scout Association asks for each year to find out the numbers of young people and leader in each Group. Once the Group has filled in their details, the District then collates the information from each Group in the District and […]

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