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Monthly Archive for November, 2008

Group Scout Leader (podcast)

I’ve done another podcast and this time it’s on the role of Group Scout Leader and the GSL’s conference I went on a fortnight ago (see previous post here). As before, let me know what you think, I do appreciate all feedback.

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Gang Show

On Wednesday evening Carol and I went with a group of our Cubs, Scouts and Leaders to see our old District’s Gang Show, Burdi Boys. The slightly odd name comes from the District’s name and the fact that there were only boys in Scouting at that time, hence BURslem DIstrict Boys. They are also celebrating […]

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To All Americans

Happy Thanksgiving!

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A Podcasting Experiment

I’ve been meaning to have a go at a podcast for a while now and so here it is! After appearing on Jerry’s Scoutmaster Minute show back in September, I thought it would be interesting to try myself. It’s a lot harder than it seemed, especially as I’m effectively talking to myself. Chatting to Jerry […]

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Uniform

On Tuesday I had to leave Scouts early as Carol’s Mum is in hospital and Carol had gone to visit her and I had to pick up Carol at the end of visiting time. So instead of my uniform I put on my Group T-shirt, which we wear for camps and when some identity is […]

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Fundraising

One of the joys of being in a volunteer organisation is that we have to raise our own funds, we don’t just get money thrown at us. Our Group doesn’t own its own buildings so we are not constantly having to raise money to pay for its upkeep. Having your own buildings are both a […]

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112 Year Old Scout!

I’ve just read that Henry Allingham, the oldest man in the UK and Europe and the oldest survivor of the First World War, has been invested as a Scout with the 6th Brighton Group last weekend! Photo lifted from the SA’s website He became a Scout 100 years ago but had to leave after 6 […]

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Group Scout Leader’s Conference

Yesterday I spent the day in Telford at a Group Scout Leader’s Conference run by Headquarters. It was for all the GSLs from the Counties of the West Midlands region. First thing they talked about was the FISH philosophy, which was quite interesting and not some horrible HR thing as I thought it might be! […]

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Barack Obama was a (Cub) Scout!

I’ve just been on the Scout Association’s web site to look up some information on something I’m doing this weekend and I decided while I was there to look at the news section. In there was this article about Barack Obama being a Scout when he lived in Indonesia. From his age I guess he […]

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It Was Going So Well

At our Scout meeting last night, as it was Remembrance Day, we had a theme of Remembrance. I’d put up the memorial certificates from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for our Scouts who had been killed in wars, we’d had bases where the Scouts tried to do everyday tasks but they were blindfolded or couldn’t […]

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The Guns Fell Silent…

90 years ago today at 11.00. The Great War, the War to End All Wars was over. Except it wasn’t. World War 2, the Cold War, Vietnam, The Falklands, The Gulf Wars 1 & 2, Iraq and Afghanistan subsequently happened. The list is much much longer and I’ve picked the most prominent ones from my […]

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Scouts in the 1950’s

Back in May I wrote that I’d been lent some photos of the Group in the 1950’s by the Scout Master of the time, Bob. I’ve finally got round to scanning the rest and I’ve put them on the Group’s Gallery. It’s fascinating looking at the pictures as when you look at them you realise […]

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Another Three!

We invested another three Scouts last night, with another two due in a couple of weeks time. I know there are another two or three Beavers due to be invested soon as well! All great for Group numbers! We must be doing something right 😉

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The Weather

It’s a very British thing to do to talk about the weather! However, when doing outdoor activities it’s always necessary to know what you are in for. Of course here it’s mainly rain (especially after the awful summer we’ve had!) for which you need to always be prepared. With that thought in mind here is […]

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A New Candidate!

It appears there is a new candidate for the US President. Buttons the Radical Boy Scout is standing as well! So if you're in the US vote Buttons, you know there's at least one candidate you can trust! 😉 Wonder if he has a cousin in the UK for our next general election?

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