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Monthly Archive for March, 2008

Family

I’m in London, staying with my Uncle and Aunt, for the model railway show at Alexandra Palace. I was chatting to my cousin yesterday and we realised that it was 90 years ago that our Great Grandfather was blown up and killed in the First World War. It was 1 day before our Grandpa’s (his […]

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We took the Scouts to Consall camp site over the Easter Weekend. The weather forecasts were causing us some concern as it was said to be very cold and continuous rain and snow. After some umming and ahhing we went. Now Consall is a rather exposed site and cold wind can blow through. However, we […]

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The Alcock Trophy

Last night we were emptying our gear store in preparation for the building of some new storage cupboards. These are being professionally built so they stand a change of lasting for more than 5 minutes! Hopefully they’ll be Scout proof! Anyway, amongst the stuff I found the ‘Joe Alcock All Round Sports Trophy 1958’. This […]

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Sleepy Bunny

Had to put this photo up She was fast asleep and dreaming of jumping around as she kept kicking her back paws!

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Centenary Badge

We’ve just had the proof for the badge we’re having made for the Scout Group’s centenary. This was designed by two of our leaders. I think it’ll look good as a badge. The image shows up better if you click on it!

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Windows 98

Sorting through my cupboards at work the other day, I found a load of still sealed Windows 98 discs along with some Windows 95 licences! I haven’t played with Windows 98 for ages now, so I took one home, installed it on an old PC I’d got lying around and had a play. The thing […]

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Military Wearing their uniforms

There is a story in the media today about service personnel in the RAF being told not to wear their uniforms in public to avoid abuse by civilians. What narrow minded fools these civvys must be. It shouldn’t matter what you think about the armed forces serving in Afghanistan or Iraq or whether or not […]

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Traditional Scouting

This weekend I’ve participated in two events that could be considered as traditional Scouting. Events that the original members of our Troop from 100 years ago would recognise. On Saturday we went to a small wood in Audley to teach the Scouts how to light fires and to set up shelters. We were allowed to […]

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School 1978 v School 2008

Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight after school. 1978 – Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up mates. 2008 – Police are called, Armed Response Unit arrives and arrests Johnny and Mark. Mobiles with video of fight confiscated as evidence. They are charged with assault, ASBOs are taken […]

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