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Monthly Archive for March, 2010

Fundraising with an Unexpected Bonus

Last weekend, we took the Group to one of the local supermarkets (M & S) to raise some funds by packing the customer’s shopping bags (if they want us to!). We pack their bags and they give us a donation – at least that’s how we hope it goes! Those of you who have read […]

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Cheshire Network

I’ve just watched the below video from Cheshire’s Network (18 – 25 year olds). It’s an excellent advert to show what they get up to and is very professionally put together. Very impressive! Just a shame that our County’s Network (Cheshire is less than 10 miles from where I live) isn’t as organised or proactive.

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Bit of an own goal there Mr. Al-Fayed! It appears that a Group of Explorer Scouts who were in London were not allowed into Harrods as they were wearing their neckerchiefs! They were asked to remove them before they could enter, but to the Explorer’s credit they said no as it is a part of […]

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Keeping the Bills Paid!

As we are all aware, life is getting more and more expensive. Running a camp site has never been a cheap task, but of course these days it is getting more expensive. So it’s interesting to read that on of my local campsites, Barnswood, will be hosting a music type festival aimed at young people […]

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The Funeral of a Scout

I wrote back in February about the sad death of Stephen Young. This is a news item about his funeral. This is a celebration of that young man’s life. Thanks to Lotta for bringing it to my attention.

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Baden-Powell and The Nazis

On Monday 8th March, various previously classified documents from the 1930’s and 1940’s were placed in the National Archive. One of these documents concerned the relationship between the Hitler Youth, Scouting and BP. Of course all the media then blew up and started implying that Scouting was hand in hand with the Nazis! Indeed, I […]

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Honesty

Yesterday as I was reversing my car to leave work, I wasn’t looking properly and hit a colleagues car! Luckily all I did was break my fog light and did no damage to the other car (phew!). However, what did shock me was that my colleague was genuinely surprised that I’d told her! I guess […]

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Favourite Games

I had an interesting email from a Polish Scout the other day, and one of the things they asked was what kind of games do we play. I thought about it and put down the following – Elephant Hunt All the Scouts stand at one end of the hall and two leaders stand at either […]

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Competition Time!

With the publishing of the book ‘A Complete Guide to Scouting Skills’ happening this week, Chris over at Jabbering has been able to launch a competition so that 2 lucky people can get their hands on a copy! Take a look at his page here, check out the rules and then enter by answering a […]

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