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Monthly Archive for June, 2008

There seems to be an increasing trend that people who take photographs of landscapes, buildings, transport and general everyday scenes are now considered potential terrorists or paedophiles. There was a story in the media this week of a chap who was getting abuse for taking photos of buses! This is despite the fact he’s done […]

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Learning About Other People’s Needs

Despite the fact I work in a special needs school, I'm not very conversant with the conditions some of the kids in the school have. Working in the IT department I don't really need to, to be honest. However, last week I was informed by the Scout's County Office of a meeting concerning  children with […]

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Keeping it Simple

It occurred to me last night that sometimes the simple things are the best. The Beavers and Cubs couldn’t meet at the Hall last night as the Church were setting up for their summer fair. So we took them down to The Marsh to play some games (I say we, but what I actually mean […]

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Old Scouting Books

I’ve stumbled across an interesting Canadian web site that hosts PDF copies of old Scouting books. This obviously has a Canadian slant, but it has loads of the Gilcraft books and books by BP himself. Well worth a look for Scouts of any country!

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My Blog Header Image

The photo at the top of my blog was taken on my then mobile phone, a Nokia N80, on a Saturday morning in November 2006. I was with our Cubs at Barnswood and took the photo after I’d taken some rubbish down to the bins. The sun was rising and I thought it was too […]

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Oh, Not Again!

Scouts refuse to allow boy who won’t swear to Queen. An eight-year-old boy has been told he cannot become a Cub Scout after refusing to swear allegiance to the Queen. Matthew McVeigh objected to part of the Cub Scout Promise which includes the line, “I promise to do my duty to God and the Queen”. […]

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4 Scouts Die in Tornado

Sad news this morning. Four Scouts in the US have been killed in a Tornado. It’s very sad to think they were camping and having a good time and ended up being killed. All our thoughts and prayers must be with their families and with those who have been injured.      

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Say Hello to Coffee

  We couldn’t live without a bunny, so here he is!

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Donations

As I said in an earlier post, the Scouts decided to make donations to the Burma Cyclone appeal and the China Earthquake appeal. I got round to doing this last week, online through Oxfam. After the donation was accepted, I got confirmation emails to say the money had gone through. However, last week I got […]

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Thank You

Since the end of our Family Camp the other weekend, we’ve had quite a few parents coming up to us and thanking us for the camp. We’ve even had a couple of letters of thanks. This is most unusual as most times after an event, the kids are picked up, taken home and that’s it. […]

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Honey Bunny

    26/03/2003 – 04/06/2008 RIP

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The Diary of Horace Wimp

I was listening to the best of ELO CD today and one song brought back some memories. The Diary of Horace Wimp was a single that my Uncle Alan played me when I went to visit him once. I was only 9 or 10 when I went to see him for the day. Mum put […]

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