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Monthly Archive for August, 2008

Something for Us

Last night, my fellow Scout Leaders and I did something unusual. We did something for us and not for the Beavers, Cubs or Scouts! We had a BBQ at one of our houses. It was a time for us to all get together, with our families and have a nice evening  together without any distractions! […]

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Scouting and politics don’t usually mix. Scouting is not a party political organisation, but can have some influence over our politicians. So with the party conference season upon us, the Scout Association have organised events at each of the major conferences to talk about youth issues like knife crime, obesity, volunteering etc. They’ve also asked […]

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US Presidential Election

I’m getting fed up hearing about the US Presidential Election on the radio, the TV and in the newspapers. It’s been dragging on for over a year and won’t properly finish until January. Now I’m all for hearing what’s going on in the world, but this is getting silly. Can I vote for a US […]

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They’re Like Buses…

Nothing for ages, then two at once! Just read Jerry’s blog and he’s posted that a friend of his has started blogging as well. Shawn appeared on Jerry’s podcast a few weeks ago and with their discussion, it helped me with a problem I was having with the Scout Group’s web site (see here). So […]

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A New Scouting Blog

I’ve come across an interesting blog by a Cub Leader in South Africa. Looks like Joy’s Pack have a really great time! I especially like the post about going on safari! Take the time to look!

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With the British team doing so well at this year’s Olympics and the games in 2012 being held in London isn’t it time to introduce Mornington Crescent as an Olympic sport? 😉

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International Friendship Camp

I popped out to Kibblestone last night to see our Scouts who are spending the week with our friends from 36th St. Wulstan’s and a group of Norwegian Scouts and Rovers at the International Friendship Camp. There are Scouts from Ireland, the USA, Norway, Russia, Belgium and Germany being hosted by British Groups. This is […]

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The Happy Couple

We went to the wedding of old friends of ours on Saturday. I’ve known Dave since he was about 11 and he used to be one of my Scouts along with his two brothers. It’s quite odd to think that I knew them as kids and now one is married with his own children, one […]

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40 Years Ago Today….

The last main line passenger train to be hauled by a steam locomotive was run in the UK. Well not quite technically, as many others have run since, but it was the last one run by, organised by and with locomotives and stock owned by British Railways. There was a re run yesterday, which included […]

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Being Prepared – Or Not!

Some of our Scouts are camping next week at the International Friendship Camp that’s being held at Kibblestone. They are going with one of our local Troops, 36th St. Wulstans. They are hosting a group of Norwegian Scouts and it looks set to be a great week. As some of our Scouts are going, we […]

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Scouts Hurt in a Road Crash

It looks like a group of Explorer Scouts from the UK have been involved in a crash between a bus and a lorry in Ontario, Canada. Luckily there’s been no fatalities and injuries are not life threatening. Let us all hope they’re all ok and can get on with their holiday soon.

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Keeping Records

Over the last couple of years, I’ve been trying to ensure that all our Group’s records and documentation is up to date and accurate. And as far as I can tell it now is! However, this has lead to at least two bookshelves full of files and ringbinders full of paper and quite a lot […]

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