Busy, Busy, Busy!

Although if you’ve been looking here recently, you wouldn’t have thought so!

The last couple of weeks have had me smoothing a lot of ruffled feathers in the Group and sorting a big problem out due to some ‘misunderstandings’ with another party. I’m sure you can tell that I’m being awfully vague here as it’s not something I can really go into, but needless to say a lot of evenings the other week were spent in front of the keyboard and on the telephone! It’s all sorted now and everyone’s happy. Oh the joys of being a Group Scout Leader!

Then this last weekend I’ve been out camping with the Cubs. We had a great time and the weather was actually nice, after the rain on the Friday evening of course!

One of the things the Cubs did, which I’ve never actually seen before, was crate stacking. This involves standing on crates, adding more to the stack and trying to stand on as many crates and go as high as possible without falling off. Of course, the Cubs are attached to ropes so that when they do fall off, they don’t just hit the ground!

Two of our Cubs actually broke the site record for the most crates stacked by Cubs!

Here is a little video I made from the photos I took.

At one point our Young Leader who is attending the 22nd World Scout Jamboree in Sweden was going to come out, but unfortunately, he wasn’t able to make it. However, as the camp site has three flagpoles, in honour of the Jamboree, I put up a Swedish flag.


I have to say that I’m somewhat jealous of those attending the Jamboree, but I’m sure they’ll all have a brilliant time!

Group Annual General Meeting

Friday saw my group’s Annual General Meeting. This is where everyone connected with the Group gets to see what each section has been up to over the last year and also to do the ‘formal’ stuff, approve the year’s accounts and elect the members of the Group’s Executive.

Each of the section Leaders write a report to highlight the activities the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts have done over the last 12 months. As Group Scout Leader, I also have to do a report. However, after looking at a few of my past years efforts, I realised that a certain amount was just repeating what the section Leaders had already said. Boring!

So I decided to show everyone what we’d done and made a video of the pictures that had been taken at our events.

My 2011 GSL’s Report

Everyone seemed enjoy it and thought it was a good way to show off the activities we’d done over the past 12 months.

Trouble is I’m going to have to top that next year! I’d better start planning now……