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Monthly Archive for January, 2013

The BSA Discusses

This week it has been announced by the Boy Scouts of America that they are discussing the removal of their restriction on homosexuals becoming Leaders. As with our own consultation on allowing atheists to become Leaders here in the UK, it’s a very contentious issue and there will be a lot of arguments on both […]

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Climbing Everest

In 1988 I climbed Everest. Well part of it. On a scaffolding tower. In Stoke. I think I’d better explain. 1988 was the year Venture Scouting celebrated its 21st birthday. If I remember correctly, throughout the year there were a series challenges, 1 per month for each Unit to do. October’s was the Everest Challenge […]

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The Cubs Cook for Me!

One of the perks of being a Group Scout Leader is that as well as all the dull stuff (paperwork etc.), I get to do some nice things as well. Last night, the Cub’s prepared a meal for invited guests to gain their Chef’s badge. The specially invited guests, me – Group Scout Leader, John […]

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2013 Census

Each year, every Scout Group, District and County has to collate various bits of information (mainly numbers of people in each Group etc.) so that the Scout Association knows how many Scouts there are in the UK and so they know how much to charge us for capitation fees. Our Census for this year has […]

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