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Monthly Archive for April, 2009

Numbers in Scouting Grow Again!

The results of this year’s Census have just been published and is shows that the number of Scouts and Leaders are up again! From the Scout Association’s website – Scouting has grown for the fourth year running. Adult volunteering is increasing at the fastest rate for 23 years and there are now just as many […]

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St. George’s Day Parade

Just back from our District’s St. George’s day Parade. It is quite impressive to see so many young people from both the Guiding and Scouting Movements in one place. When we were parading, we couldn’t hear the band at the front for most of the time as they were so far away from us! When […]

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Happy St.George's Day! From the Scout Association – Over the next few days Scout Groups across the UK will be preparing events to celebrate St George, the patron saint of Scouting. Like Scouting, St George supports people of all backgrounds across the world. Not only is he the patron saint of Scouting, but also for […]

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My Country’s Flag

This is the flag of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland This is the flag of England which is part of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Tomorrow, 23rd April, is St. George’s Day. St. George, is the patron saint of England, Ethiopia, Georgia amongst others and the patron […]

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Getting Information Home

My Scout Group is of an average size with around 70 – 80 Beavers, Cubs and Scouts at the moment and we’ve been finding getting information back to the parents can be trying at times! The traditional way is to send letters home with the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts for their parents. However this can […]

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Commitment

I am very proud to say that today marks the 25th anniversary of my Group’s Cub Leader becoming an official, appointed Leader. She started helping out with the Pack when my Dad & Mum ran it and took out an official appointment as an Assistant Cub Leader when she was old enough. Since then, she […]

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Boots!

After I wrote about last weekend’s hike and camp with the Scouts and mentioned that my boots rubbed and gave me a blister, up popped this post on the Troop 483 Blog on keeping your feet happy. Wow that’s timing! With all that in mind, yesterday Carol and I had a day out to Betws-y-Coed […]

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Patrol Leader’s Meeting

Last night, as it’s the Easter Holidays, the Scout Leader decided to have a Patrol Leader’s meeting with the PLs and Assistant Patrol Leaders. It was a shame that only half were able to attend as the rest were away. No matter, we talked about who the new PL and APL were to be, as […]

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Getting Back In The Saddle

Well hiking boots actually! We took the Scouts hiking for the first time this weekend. This was the first time they’d been on a serious hike and they also had to carry all their kit with them. Because this was the case, we split them up into two groups. The under 12s did a slightly […]

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Not a Good Afternoon

This afternoon I went to the funeral of my friend’s baby daughter. She was carried into the Church by her 3 brothers in a small pink coffin which wasn’t much bigger than a shoe box. The service was very simple and music was played in Church that was played as she was born. She was […]

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