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Monthly Archive for November, 2009

A Healthy Group

At our Group’s Leader meeting the other night, I put on the agenda that each of the Section Leaders were to report how things were going in their own section. However, before they spoke, I decided to go first. I had realised what a good position the Group is in and how we had improved […]

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Group Scout Leader Support Day

Yesterday I went to the GSL Support Day run by the County. This was kind of a follow up to the one I went to last year and also to cover some of the topics for the GSLs who couldn’t make it to the previous session. Now to be fair, as would be expected, quite […]

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Scouts and Food

While reading Lotta’s blog about the District Training weekend she’d just been on, it dawned on me how much thought we give to food and drink within Scouting. It could be the good food that Lotta and her colleagues have at their training sessions, Scoutmaster Jerry’s quest to come up with great, but light and […]

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My Evening

At the Troop meeting tonight I didn’t actually get to do much with the Scouts themselves (although there were a lot there and we seem to have a lot of Cubs joining the Troop at the moment!). Once I’d taken in the subs, I had a chat with a parent who is going to become […]

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Something Silly

After the seriousness of the last couple of days, here is something silly – On the Ning Nang Nong On the Ning Nang Nong Where the Cows go Bong! And the Monkeys all say Boo! There’s a Nong Nang Ning Where the trees go Ping! And the tea pots Jibber Jabber Joo. On the Nong […]

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The Soldier (War Sonnets No. 5)

If I should die, think only this of me: That there’s some corner of a foreign field That is for ever England. There shall be In that rich earth a richer dust concealed; A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware, Gave, once her flowers to love, her ways to roam, A body of England’s, […]

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The Remembrance Day Parade

Today’s parade at church went really well! When I got to church this morning, the Scouts who were there to carry the flag and escort it, were already there and looking very smart. The Assistant Scout Leader and I then went to have a chat with the stand in vicar. Turns out he hadn’t had […]

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Cooperating and Planning

Tomorrow (Sunday), is Remembrance Sunday, which is an important date in the Scouting calendar, and indeed the country’s calendar. This is the time we remember those who have served and died in the armed forces in the various wars. As part of this people gather around war memorials and observe the two minutes silence at […]

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Bullying

Not a very pleasant topic, but one we potentially have to deal with. A while ago I came back from a meeting having found out that my Group should have an anti bullying policy (see here). So I wrote one and the Group’s Executive agreed it with some changes and it’s now Group policy. Now […]

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