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  • RisingStar's Avatar
    Today, 06:37 AM
    I'd guess if you have several hundred facebook friends and you announce to the world that you're house is empty for 2 weeks then the same applies....
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  • Bushfella's Avatar
    Today, 06:34 AM
    Mileage varies on this one... But I would advise as a minimum BCU L1,... BUT! As an L1, you are supposed to be supervised... You can't get L2...
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  • eskibrew's Avatar
    Today, 06:19 AM
    Back at the end of May, I started looking into the idea of offering Kayaking at our group. I initially contacted 6 local(ish) places I found that...
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  • Hatman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:14 PM
    Hatman replied to a thread Scout uniform in Scouting Talk
    I like the idea of hats. I always wear a hat. Lets make it a Tilley Hat Nigel Man in a daft hat
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  • Hatman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:58 PM
    Hatman replied to a thread 2018 vision in Scouts
    Is Scouting really a numbers game? Is more really better? Well if so, I have a few thoughts. If you take a look at the UK birth rate, you will see...
    64 replies | 2464 view(s)
  • Orange Bucket's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:48 PM
    Orange Bucket replied to a thread Scout uniform in Scouting Talk
    POR 3.1o states that YP become Members of the Movement by making the Promise appropriate to their Section. POR 10.1b states that only Members of...
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  • shiftypete's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:09 PM
    shiftypete replied to a thread Scout uniform in Scouting Talk
    No they are not as they can have and wear a uniform before they are invested but can only wear the membership badge once they have been invested and...
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  • DonTregartha's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:53 PM
    DonTregartha replied to a thread For Info MMS shutdown delayed in Project Compass
    But it is indexed more thoroughly than any other UK scout information source. Why? Because it is rich in content and is updated by the minute, not...
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  • Smartiepants's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:49 PM
    Smartiepants replied to a thread 2018 vision in Scouts
    Well there's a post on here where a potential new member cited that was the impression they got, I've personally been berated in a district meeting...
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  • Neil Williams's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:46 PM
    Neil Williams replied to a thread Crb/dbs in Scouting Talk
    I assume you're talking about Developed Vetting for Government "top-secret" type stuff. Yes, I know someone who's had that and it is incredibly...
    23 replies | 1183 view(s)
  • Neil Williams's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:44 PM
    Neil Williams replied to a thread Crb/dbs in Scouting Talk
    Still do. It's another part of the armoury, and it's triggered by the OH/AA form to HQ. It's kept fairly quiet what it is (for obvious reasons) but...
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  • Neil Williams's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:42 PM
    Another option would be to use a Scout e-mail address and mobile number, which you can divert to someone else (or pass to someone else if it's a...
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  • Neil Williams's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:39 PM
    Worth noting that the mid-priced and premium Vangos, e.g. the Banshee, have ally poles rather than fibreglass ones. But they can still fail - one of...
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  • Orange Bucket's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:38 PM
    Orange Bucket replied to a thread Scout uniform in Scouting Talk
    Not at all. The mistake is to assume a shirt or sweatshirt is suitable for formal wear when clearly it may be either or both depending on the ambient...
    23 replies | 540 view(s)
  • Neil Williams's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:38 PM
    With a Patrol Tent, you just fold back about a foot of groundsheet at the feet end of the sleeping bags, over the top of them, so you then have a 2...
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  • Smartiepants's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:38 PM
    My home address is available to a large number of people at work and my absences are on the calendar. Surely providing that you're not making that...
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  • shiftypete's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:22 PM
    shiftypete replied to a thread For Info MMS shutdown delayed in Project Compass
    But surely using all means of communication should be used an Escouts is easily the largest UK Scouting forum online and evidently large enough for...
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  • shiftypete's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:07 PM
    Well 40 odd parents know when I and our Leaders will be on camp and many of them know where we live as our addresses are kept secret. Having said...
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  • khoomei's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:05 PM
    khoomei replied to a thread Scout uniform in Scouting Talk
    I think you are making the mistake of equating uniform with formal wear, whereas the uniform should be seen more as our work wear. Why would you only...
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  • Orange Bucket's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:59 PM
    Orange Bucket replied to a thread Scout uniform in Scouting Talk
    Yes, that sounds worth considering. Anything that avoids permanent fixing to a single item of uniform. I think there is a lot to be said for being...
    23 replies | 540 view(s)
  • RisingStar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:56 PM
    Just been advised by our district chairman (who is ex-copper)... Normally I tell that district that during my holiday they should divert issues,...
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  • shiftypete's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:47 PM
    I would also say that a GSL role is a better fit for someone new to Scouting then a DESC role which requires much more interaction with Leaders from...
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  • Orange Bucket's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:44 PM
    Orange Bucket replied to a thread Scout uniform in Scouting Talk
    Don't see the problem myself, but then at our Group the only formal occasion is the StGDP/RoP and attendance at that is rather sparse so lost badges...
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  • Bushfella's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:34 PM
    Oh, I wouldn't say the DC had no experience of running a section. As time goes by I realise that this was all about getting even.
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  • silverhairedbeaver's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:31 PM
    I'm attending Gilwell for the Reunion. This will be my first time visiting the home of Scouting. What places on the site do you think is a must...
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  • RisingStar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:23 PM
    I don't know a single person in Scouts like that... I know one or two bitter leaders who think everyone at GSL level or district or county or HQ is...
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  • silverhairedbeaver's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:22 PM
    Run to the Fun 3. This is being hosted by Devon County Scouts at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park End of July/August 2015. For more info see...
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  • bryceek's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:21 PM
    I helped produce this stuff last year. It gets you doing the grand howl, and some of the basics with the Cubs as part of your programme. ...
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  • RisingStar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:20 PM
    RisingStar replied to a thread For Info MMS shutdown delayed in Project Compass
    I have no idea what the readership (not membership) of eS is - but judging by the number of posters, even with a 20:1 lurker:poster ratio then you'd...
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  • DonTregartha's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:16 PM
    Thanks Khoomei for seeing my point. I half expected all the ESLs and DESCs to pile on me on this. Its not that GSL is better then DESC, it just...
    34 replies | 1877 view(s)
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