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Monthly Archive for May, 2011

Return to Scouting

Tonight I’ve been to meet a potential new Assistant Scout Leader. He got in touch, out of the blue, to say he was interested in helping us, so I invited him for a chat. The interesting thing was that he had been a Leader (and Cub, Scout etc.) in the past. He’d left due to […]

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Red is the Colour

What is one of the defining things about the look of a Scout? Their neckerchief / necker / scarf, call it what you will. It shows everyone what Troop / Group / Pack / District etc. we belong to. They can be a single colour or multiple colours, in fact there are many combinations available. […]

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Back in 1986, the BBC set out to make a modern version of the Domesday Book. They got the public to submit articles and photos and they used, for the time, the cutting edge BBC Master computers and analogue laser discs to allow people to store and access the information. However, unlike the original Domesday […]

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St. George’s Day Parade & Drums

Today I went to our District’s St. George’s Day Parade in Newcastle. We had our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts there, but this year we had something extra to add. Drums! Our Scout Troop used to have a Scout band in the 1930’s to 1950’s, but not a lot is known about it. Indeed, I’m not […]

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