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Monthly Archive for May, 2010

500 Posts

In April 2006 I started this blog as a bit of an experiment to see what all this blogging stuff was about. Since then I have managed to write 500 posts which I’m quite impressed at! Back then it was very general, but now it’s just about Scouting. I’m also quite pleased about the podcast […]

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Internet Safety

One of the items on my weekly update email from the Scout Association caught my eye this weekend. The SA in association with Microsoft are running an online training session on internet safety for young people. This is aimed at Leaders who can then pass it onto parents so they are aware of the dangers […]

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I came across this video of Scouts of the 2nd Kenton Scout Group, North West London, who set up a help bureau in 1939 at the beginning of the Second World War. It’s really fascinating to watch. Enjoy!

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Local Numbers

A couple of weeks ago the Scout Association released the figures from this year’s census and the reported that the youth membership was up by 3.45% year on year. These figures are very promising and show the greatest year on year increase since 1972! Then last week my County, Staffordshire, released its figures. Overall across […]

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BP’s Hat!

If you want a piece of really special Scouting memorabilia, tomorrow you have the chance to buy, at auction, Baden Powell’s Scout hat!   According to an article on the BBC, Gilwell sold the hat some time ago and now its owner wishes to sell it on. Of course this is a great opportunity for […]

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