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Monthly Archive for August, 2009

Mountain Walking and Being Prepared

While we were on holiday, one item on the local news caught my eye. The Mountain Rescue Teams in the Lake District have been called out more times this year than last and the Keswick team (where coincidentally we were staying) had 70% more call outs than last year. The main reason for this is […]

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1st Gilwell Park Scout Group Website

It’s gone live! The world’s largest Scout Group’s website is now up and running. Kind of! It is actually live now, but in final testing and will be fully operational for the Gilwell reunion on 5th September. All Scouts, from all around the world that hold the Wood Badge are members of the 1st Gilwell […]

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Holidays, Camping and Electronics

We’ve just got back from our holiday in the Lake District. Of course, being the Lakes, it rained, but we weren’t too bothered as we had our waterproofs with us so we were ready for anything! As I now have a digital SLR camera, when we go away I take my laptop with me, so […]

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Girls and BBQs (Podcast)

Podcast number 16. Talking about girls in Scouting and BBQs! The Scout Association’s One Movement Pages here and here.

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Volunteering Awards

I’ve had an email from vinspired which talks about the awards they are doing for young people who volunteer. So please read on – My name is Laurence from Cake Public Relations contacting you on behalf of Youth Volunteering Charity vinspired. I am contacting you as I’ve noticed that you’ve previously blogged about volunteering/scouting and […]

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Training Leaders

When a potential new Leader attends their initial interview one of the things that happens is that they are assigned a Training Assessor. The TA’s job is to take the new Leader through the training modules and assess which ones they need to complete and by which methods. Well, that’s the theory. My Group has […]

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Scouter Jeff Speaks!

I was chatting to Scouter Jeff the other night (or afternoon in his part of the world – California) and he mentioned that he’s started a podcast. So I checked it out. And very good it is too. He talks about about himself, gives a camping tip, a Leader’s tip, his Favourite (ok I’ve used […]

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Talking to Oman

I did something today that I’ve never done before. I spoke to Scouts in Oman, Jordan and Bali! All this was courtesy of the International Rover Scout Net Moot. I first mentioned this last month, when I received an email about it. It was fascinating talking to these Rover Scouts from areas of the world […]

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Old Newspapers

As those of you who stop by here on a regular basis will know, I’m interested (obsessed?) in finding out the history of my Group. When you’ve got over 100 years to go at there is a lot interesting stuff out there! A really good source of information is the local newspaper. However, normally to […]

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History (Podcast)

Podcast number 15. Talking about remembering your Group’s past whether it is 5 years old or 100 years old. Colin ‘Johnny’ Walker’s Scouting Milestones

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Money (That’s What I Want)

OK, I’m not going to go on about the song sung by The Beatles and Barrett Strong! Yesterday I got round to finalising the Scout Troop’s money for the last term. Now for reasons too boring to go into here, I look after the Troop’s subs money. Once I’d tallied all the cash up, two […]

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I Won!

Back in April on the Leader’s Campfire show number 62, there was a trivia show. At the end of the show, a competition was launched for listeners to answer the questions that the show’s participants weren’t able to answer. All the questions came from the BSA’s 1984 Boy Scout Handbook. So I thought I’d have […]

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Volunteering

With the current economic climate, the availability of jobs is getting less and when a job does become available, competition for the post is often fierce. Therefore, when companies are looking at candidate’s Curriculum Vitaes, they are not only looking at the person’s suitability and qualifications for the job they’ve applied for, but what they […]

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