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Monthly Archive for November, 2010


With the UK (and various parts of Europe as well, by all accounts) getting snow unseasonably early, the country is slowly grinding to a halt! However, should this mean that Scouting activities should stop as well? No! At the beginning of the year, it snowed quite badly, but our Scouts went ahead with the camp […]

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Scouts to Stop Camping?

Not really! But if you read this article in the Sunday Telegraph, you might get that idea. Now, I was going to write a comprehensive and witty repost, but then I noticed that Chris Hawes had already written about it on his Be Prepared blog. So there isn’t really any point for me to do […]

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Cub Camp Campfire

Here is a short video of the campfire we had at our last Cub Camp (see here). This one isn’t the longest one I’ve ever done, nor does it contain much singing as the camera’s batteries ran out and I was busy taking photos! Still you get the idea – it was a  very dark […]

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Scouting App for Android

I recently came across this app for Android phones. It’s a very simple (and free) one which shows the UK Scout Laws and Promises for the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. Useful, for example, for when a passing Group Scout Leader is randomly asked what the Cub Scout Law is! It’s been created by one of […]

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Remembrance Day Parade

This year for our Remembrance Day ceremony, we did something we haven’t done for quite a few years, we actually paraded from the Hall to the Church. This was something we did regularly in the past, until we stopped parading around 15 years ago. However, we thought that this year as a mark of respect […]

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For The Fallen

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children, England mourns for her dead across the sea. Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit, Fallen in the cause of the free. Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres. There is music in the midst of desolation […]

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This Is The Way to Spend a Weekend

At a campsite, with the Cubs about to start the fire for our campfire!

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Scouts Facing Eviction

I read this article in my local newspaper tonight – SCOUTS wants to lease land where they can set up a new base after a church council kicked them out of the headquarters they have used for decades. The 21st West Stafford Scout Group has asked Stafford Borough Council to lease them a patch of […]

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Is Your Site Up To Date?

I asked which idiot is responsible for updating the website & found out it was you! So ran an email I got from a work colleague the other day (it was meant jokingly – I hope!) with regard to a work website. I must point out here that I’m only responsible for putting stuff on […]

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