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Monthly Archive for February, 2010

A New Scout

Kind of! One of the Scout’s parents kindly knitted a little jumper and necker for Rachael when she was born and last night she wore it for the first time when she visited the Beavers and Cubs! She wasn’t phased by all the noise, although she did jump slightly at the beginning of the Cub’s […]

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I was looking at the Scout Association’s website this morning and an article on the front page caught my eye. It seems that National Chairman of The Ugandan Scout Association David Bahati, who is a member of the Ugandan Parliament, is the author of a Private Members Bill which calls for the death sentence for […]

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Safe & Legal Use of Computers & The Web

One of the things my Scout Group has been considering for a while is getting a computer. We’ve been really lucky recently as I’ve been able to get a couple donated to us, so there is no cost to the Group. They’re not new or anywhere near top of the range, but they’ll do what […]

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As I mentioned before, the kind people at Random House have sent me a copy of this book to review, so here goes. Although it is produced by The Scout Association and the foreword is by the Chief Scout, Bear Grylls, it’s not specifically targeted at Scouts. The idea is for any young person, Scout […]

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A Sad Loss to Scouting

Back on the 18th December 2007, I wrote about an Explorer Scout who had just spent a year living in a tent to raise money for a children’s hospice. Unhappily, it appears this young man passed away a couple of days ago whilst walking in the hills in Scotland. From the Scout Association – Scouting […]

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An Interesting Book

A few days ago I got an email from the publishers of the forthcoming book ‘Scouting Skills: A Complete Guide’ asking if I’d be interested in having a copy and maybe doing a review. ‘Yes please!’ was the reply, so it appeared in the post this morning. I haven’t had time to read it properly […]

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Keep Calm and Carry On

This is a poster that was produced by the Ministry of Information in 1939 and was to have been used if Britain had been invaded by the Nazis. We weren’t, so it wasn’t! However a copy was rediscovered in 2000 (read about it here) and has since gone on to be quite popular. Despite the […]

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Today, Monday 8th February 2010, marks the 100th birthday of the world’s second largest national Scouting organisation, the BSA. So, a big Happy Birthday to the whole organisation and to its many members! I’m sure that there will be a lot to hear and read about from my friends in the USA whose blogs and […]

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Trust

The first part of the UK Scout Law states that ‘A Scout is to be Trusted’. This law applies to both young people and Leaders alike, no exception. SM Jerry has posed something similar recently when he talks about honesty and setting a good example. So it is quite sad to read in our local […]

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Old Film

I found this site the other day which allows people to create their own videos by using old archive ones. So I had a look and came up with some that showed local Scouts in years gone by. There are, in fact, four videos here that I have stitched together. The first is the visit […]

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