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Monthly Archive for December, 2010

Bob a Job

First of all, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and Santa brought you what you asked for! Looking through the business section of Sunday’s Telegraph , I saw this article (it is also in Monday’s Independent) about the revival of Bob a Job week or Scout Job week. Bob a Job week was […]

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Happy Christmas

I’d like to wish everyone who visits my site, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Many thanks to those of you who have taken the time and effort to comment on my posts and I hope to see you all in 2011. Alternatively, please have a Merry Non-Denominational Winter Festive Period 😉

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Chief Scout Visit in 1963

As many of you will know, one of the things I’m interested in is the history of my Group. So the other week this letter in the local newspaper caught my eye. It was about the filming of the then Chief Scout’s (Sir Charles Maclean) visit to Kibblestone Camp site in 1963. On the off […]

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Today I came across a new online radio station I’d not heard of before called Red Shift Radio. It’s based just up the road from me in Crewe and they have a show on Saturday lunchtime called ‘Scout and About’. To quote their Twitter account – Radio show about Scouting and the local community. Hosted […]

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It was very sad to read today that our close neighbours, 1st Kidsgrove Scout Group, had suffered an arson attack. It seems someone had set fire to one of their outbuildings which was used to store archery and air rifle shooting equipment amongst others. It was lucky it was just an outbuilding and not their […]

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The Woodcraft Folk

I read an article this morning about the Woodcraft Folk taking young people aged 11 / 13 (depending where you read) to the demonstrations about the proposed rises in university tuition fees. The article I read was in the Daily Telegraph (but I can’t find it online – p16 of the paper though!) or a […]

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A lot is said today about the need for people to do stuff for their local communities. The idea being that by doing things in the community, people are giving back. Of course, Scouts (and other youth organisations to be fair) have been doing this for well over 100 years, from the traditional image of […]

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