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Monthly Archive for December, 2008

Past, Present & Future (Podcast)

Podcast number 4. As it’s the end of the year, I’m talking about what my Group has done in the last year, where we are at now and what we (I) need to do in the coming year. Happy New Year!

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Bucket Science

Bucket or Kitchen Science is where you can do scientific experiments without having to have lots of specialist equipment. As the name suggests, you only need stuff that is in the kitchen or just a bucket! These are the kind of things that can be done with any age group in Scouting and the ones […]

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Good News Story

This seems to be all over the media today. A Cub from Norwich has managed to gain all 33 Cub Scout activity badges! Very impressive! You can read an article about him here. I hope everyone had a great Christmas!

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The Bad and the Good

Over the last week or so we’ve had three events which have brought out the worst in some of the Scouts and the best in the rest of the Group. To start with, the bad (and then improve). Last Tuesday, the Scouts went to the cinema for their Christmas party. I was not able to […]

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Christmas Message (podcast)

No, I’m not getting delusions of grandeur by trying to replace HM The Queen’s Christmas Message, but I thought a spoken message sounds more personal! Happy Christmas!

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NORAD Tracks Santa

I know this isn’t strictly anything to do with Scouting, but it is fun! If you know or have young(ish) kids of your own or you are a 37 year old big kid (for example!), you may like to visit the NORAD Tracks Santa web site on Christmas Eve. The North American Aerospace Defense Command […]

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Why Be Old?

At the weekend we went to the 50th birthday party of one of our Group’s helpers. I’ve known him and most of his family since I was a kid and it doesn’t seem that’s he’s 50! All the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts love him, what he doesn’t know about walking, climbing, caving etc isn’t worth […]

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Excellent Assistant Leaders!

Last night I did something I haven’t done for a very long time, I was late for the Troop’s meeting! I’d eaten something for lunch that obviously didn’t agree with me and by the time I got home from work, I was feeling quite sick. So I got changed into my uniform, had a warm […]

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Meetings (podcast)

Podcast number three! This time I talk about meetings. Not the weekly Beaver, Cub or Scout ones, but the other ones we have to go to to ensure we do everything correctly and plan ahead. I think I’ve got iTunes set up so this podcast will go onto it. Just need to wait for it […]

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iTunes?

Scouter Jeff left a comment on my last podcast asking if my podcasts are going on iTunes. Honest answer, ‘dunno’! I’m not a great fan of all things Apple to be honest, well Apple Corps yes, Apple Computers no! So I’m not too clued up on iTunes. Is there a cost involved to putting stuff […]

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100 Years Ago Today

It’s not that often we can say what our Group was doing on a specific day in the past, especially so long ago, but today I can! On Saturday the 5th December 1908, the very new 1st Porthill Scout Troop (as its name was then), played a game of football on Wolstanton Marsh against a […]

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We’re Off to the Cinema

We told the Scouts they were going to the cinema in a fortnight for their Christmas party. Some asked what we were going to see, but I couldn’t tell them as the listings aren’t out yet. They didn’t seem too impressed when I suggested High School Musical 3! We did all have a good chuckle […]

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