Feed on
Posts
Comments

Monthly Archive for October, 2008

Original Mountain Marathon

The Original Mountain Marathon (OMM) was founded in 1968 and is recognised as one of the world’s toughest tests of endurance and navigational skills. Over the years races have taken place in mountainous terrains across the UK and in Norway and Switzerland. Teams of two from all over the world are graded according to their […]

Read Full Post »

Advising About Relationships etc part 2

After the media coverage of the Sexual Health policy, the SA have put together some FAQ’s and a video of a Leader and Explorer being interviewed on the BBC. It seems that after all the silliness by some parts of the media, this was a well conducted interview and the Leader and Explorer put their […]

Read Full Post »

Completing Training

If you read this or any of the blogs I link to, you’ll see that all these Leaders are committed to and are passionate about training. Without proper training the job of a Leader can’t be done properly. As I’ve said before, I haven’t been the best at completing my training in the past, due […]

Read Full Post »

New Blog

I’ve just come across Baloo’s Blog. Ben is a new Assistant Cub Scout Leader and a member of Network from Manchester. Looks like it will be an interesting read!

Read Full Post »

8 Weeks Gone By Already

It’s hard to believe that we have had eight weeks of Scout meetings since we started back after the summer holidays. In that time, we’ve started the Fitness Challenge badge as a Troop and this will be completed in two weeks. We’ve had a martial arts evening, competed in the District Archery competition and been […]

Read Full Post »

Advising About Relationships etc

The Scout Association have launched new guidance to promote good sexual health among young people. Of course this has opened up a whole can of worms and the media are going silly saying we’re all going to be handing out condoms! You can read one of the less sensational stories on the BBC here and […]

Read Full Post »

JOTI

That’s the Jamboree on the Internet! This is happening this weekend and I’ll be around on and off all weekend. This is a great place to meet people all over the world. So hello world! If anyone wants to send me a validation card, just send one to user porthill and I’ll send you one […]

Read Full Post »

Take Care of Your Web Domain

I was having a quick look at the PTC Media forums when I got home form work and noticed that Cubmaster Chris had made a posting saying he’d been putting some of the older Leader’s Campfire shows back on line. So I went and had a quick look to see what was there. For one […]

Read Full Post »

Phew, Busy Night!

Tonight we invested 5 new Scouts into the Troop, with another 4 due in a few weeks time. I would venture to suggest that we are nearly full to our capacity! That is a great situation to be in, but it means quite a bit of work! These were the first Scouts to be invested […]

Read Full Post »

Flags

Yesterday the Scout Troop’s new flag was finally blessed in Church. I say finally as it was supposed to happen during our family celebration camp back in May, but the suppliers were too slow! We’d decided to get a new one as the old one is, we think, over 60 years old and is showing […]

Read Full Post »

Planning, Remembering & BP

When we worked out the Scout’s programme for the rest of this year, we noticed that Remembrance Day, 11th November, fell on a Troop meeting night. So we decided that this would be the theme for the evening and then left it at that. Last night I started to look at some ideas of what […]

Read Full Post »

Badges

Last night when I popped in to see the Cubs, I made the mistake of mentioning that I was off to Hanley today to get a load of badges. I’m investing five or six (I really ought to know how many I’m doing, shouldn’t I?) Scouts on Tuesday, so needed the relevant badges. I’ve also […]

Read Full Post »

As I’ve been blogging more and more, I’ve noticed that the majority of my posts have been Scout related. And as the people who have been good enough to link to me from their blogs are also Scout related, it made me think that the majority of them aren’t all that interested in me waffling […]

Read Full Post »

They’re Out To Get Me!!

Tonight we took some of the Scouts up to visit the new indoor climbing wall at Goldenhill’s Scout Hut. They’ve just spent a lot of money restoring their building, making it more secure and they’ve installed a new indoor climbing wall. We went as our Assistant Scout Leader is working towards his indoor climbing certification […]

Read Full Post »

Well, That Was Different…

Tonight the Scouts were able to watch a demonstration of Jujitsu and also take part. Some of the Scouts take part in various Martial Arts, but this was the first time for some of them, and they all seemed to enjoy it. We thought it would be an interesting new experience for them – and […]

Read Full Post »

Next »

%d bloggers like this: