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Monthly Archive for January, 2011

Keeping Safe on the Internet

On Wednesday, I had a nice day out from work to go to a Think U Know training course in Cardiff. Think U Know is a website run by  The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) which has information for children aged 5 – 7, 8 – 10 & 11 – 16 on how […]

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Games in the Dark

Since I wrote my ‘Elf ‘n’ Safety post, the Scout Association have issued some guidelines about playing games in the dark (see the bit about the bloke who sued for a shoulder injury). The advice reads – Games advice 19/01/2011 A recent judgement on a Scouting accident which occurred in 2001 relates to a game […]

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A Change in the Rules

Every year or so, the Scout Association updates the rules by which the organisation is run. These rules, Policy, Organisation & Rules (PO&R) have just been updated. There are many changes reflecting the the way Scouting needs to be run in 2011. I won’t go into them all, but one of the more interesting ones […]

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‘Elf ‘n’ Safety

Back in September I wrote about the health and safety culture that is creeping into Scouting (well all aspects of everyday life really) and how it is being taken to the extremes. The main problem being the ‘where there’s blame there’s a claim’ type culture. After watching the film of the Chief Scout’s visit to […]

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