This Site Uses Cookies. Please Click Here to view our Cookie Policy
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 37
  1. #1
    Member kaiser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs
    Posts
    69
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Cotswold Outdoor night

    We have an interesting night tomorrow night.

    A couple of weeks ago I was in Cotswold Outdoor buying some new boots for my wife. A guy came up to me to ask if we needed any help and I just checked with him if they do the Scouting discount. This then lead us on a conversation about the activities Cotswold are trying to do for Scouts. It turns out this guy has been trying to get in touch with the local groups to include them in free activities they have been doing at the store, for example they had a free climbing wall over the Easter weekend, unfortunately whom ever he contacted did not pass on the information and no scouts showed up. I was really disappointed because I would have definitely taken our explorers down. Anyway, the conversation went on and he mentioned that he was a teacher and he has started doing talks and presentations for school and scout groups.

    To cut a long story short (I was in there for over an hour chatting with him), he is coming to our unit tomorrow night to do a walking boot clinic, he is going to measure up and fit us for rucksacks (just a demo sadly no free rucksacks) and he is going to let us have a play with some of the other new kit they have in-store including GPS units.

    It should be good fun, I will post a review of the evening shortly after.

    It amazes me how many people have contact with or an interest in Scouting.

    Kai

  2. #2
    ACSL jimjam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Darlington
    Posts
    1,100
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts
    That sounds fantastic

    Do you know if this is just an individual store being very generous or is this a nationwide thing?
    Jamie
    ACSL - 5th Darlington Scout Group
    ACSL - 16th Lancaster Scout Group
    Events Officer - Lancaster University SSAGO

  3. #3
    Senior Member Gooders's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    1,412
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    We've been offered the same by the Manager in Cotswold Shrewsbury. He talked about doing several different sessions on different topics.

    I haven't taken him up on it yet so I'll be interested to hear how it goes.

    He was pretty up front that they were hoping that it would encourage parents to go into the store and buy stuff.

    Stephen


    Sent using Tapatalk
    Stephen Goodman

    All opinions expressed here are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my Group, District or any other organisation of which I am a member.

  4. #4
    Senior Member big chris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    8,672
    Thanks
    312
    Thanked 491 Times in 248 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by scallywag View Post
    Fair enough. Personally we have our own climbing wall and a seperate abseiling tower. These supplemented with top rope climbing at various spots and our using other climbing venues - plus our climbing advisor is a better option
    what on earth are you talking about...?

    oh... may we guess who you are?

    i think i worked it out from hints on here plus googling...
    Last edited by big chris; 23-04-2012 at 05:58 PM.

  5. #5
    YL DanNixon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    273
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    This sounds great!


    [FONT=Comic Sans MS]Daniel Nixon
    Maverick Explorer Scout

  6. #6
    Very Old Member BigBadBaloo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Bracknell, Berkshire
    Posts
    2,748
    Thanks
    215
    Thanked 139 Times in 86 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by big chris View Post
    what on earth are you talking about...?

    oh... may we guess who you are?

    i think i worked it out from hints on here plus googling...
    Oh do tell! I tried a little while ago, but didn't get very far. You never know, may be some of his fellow district members are members here and can give another side of the story!
    Peter

    CSL - 2nd Bracknell - Scouting for North & East Bracknell - www.2ndbracknell.co.uk


    A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. Lao Tzu (600 BC - 531 BC)

  7. #7
    ACSL jimjam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Darlington
    Posts
    1,100
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by big chris View Post
    what on earth are you talking about...?

    oh... may we guess who you are?

    i think i worked it out from hints on here plus googling...
    Yes please tell, at one point I tried to guess but think I may have been going down the wrong route
    Jamie
    ACSL - 5th Darlington Scout Group
    ACSL - 16th Lancaster Scout Group
    Events Officer - Lancaster University SSAGO

  8. #8
    No mountain too high PeterSheppard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Cardiff, Wales (but Scouting elsewhere!)
    Posts
    3,623
    Thanks
    46
    Thanked 58 Times in 38 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by BigBadBaloo View Post
    Oh do tell! I tried a little while ago, but didn't get very far. You never know, may be some of his fellow district members are members here and can give another side of the story!
    Here's a little clue...

    Area Scout Network Commissioner/AAC Explorers - Gwent

    "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap... but by the seeds you plant"

  9. #9
    Senior Member big chris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    8,672
    Thanks
    312
    Thanked 491 Times in 248 Posts
    i googled for a group with own climbing wall and abseiling tower

    that led me almost at the top of the results to quite a big group with minibusses and trailers

    this group was months late paying their subs last year (cf. another thread by scallywag)

    they have multiple AGSLs and seem to be quite active.

  10. #10
    Senior Member Hathi_Cambridge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    452
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 11 Times in 7 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by big chris View Post
    i googled for a group with own climbing wall and abseiling tower

    that led me almost at the top of the results to quite a big group with minibusses and trailers

    this group was months late paying their subs last year (cf. another thread by scallywag)

    they have multiple AGSLs and seem to be quite active.

    Just checked this and it agreed with the answer I had reached by a diferent route.

    If our colleague is trying to hide his identity from his district team I suggeset he may be too late.

  11. #11
    Senior Member Gooders's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    1,412
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by big chris View Post
    what on earth are you talking about...?

    oh... may we guess who you are?

    i think i worked it out from hints on here plus googling...
    Assuming I've guessed right, Is there not someone else from that Group that regularly posts here?


    Sent using Tapatalk
    Stephen Goodman

    All opinions expressed here are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my Group, District or any other organisation of which I am a member.

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    636
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Quote Originally Posted by big chris View Post
    i googled for a group with own climbing wall and abseiling tower

    that led me almost at the top of the results to quite a big group with minibusses and trailers

    this group was months late paying their subs last year (cf. another thread by scallywag)

    they have multiple AGSLs and seem to be quite active.
    Sorry guys to spoil your fun but I have just done the google too. We paid our subs on time!

  13. #13
    No mountain too high PeterSheppard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Cardiff, Wales (but Scouting elsewhere!)
    Posts
    3,623
    Thanks
    46
    Thanked 58 Times in 38 Posts
    Now you mention it, it would seem so. And I'm not even sure if that other person is aware!
    Area Scout Network Commissioner/AAC Explorers - Gwent

    "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap... but by the seeds you plant"

  14. #14
    Senior Member sjl14's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    496
    Thanks
    80
    Thanked 35 Times in 20 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Gooders View Post
    Assuming I've guessed right, Is there not someone else from that Group that regularly posts here?


    Sent using Tapatalk
    I also googled and I think you could be right. Assuming we have the right group. Have to admit because I recognised the group from someone else on heres posts I didn't think that was it. There was another possibility in the search results but they had received an award so that ruled them out.
    Stephen Lawrence

    Cub Scout Leader
    Assistant Scout Leader
    Training Advisor
    14th Aberdeen Scout Group
    facebook
    14th Aberdeen Facebook Page

  15. #15
    CSSA and SAS Member marcush's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    North Ockendon
    Posts
    4,360
    Thanks
    50
    Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
    I should really be doing an assignment for 10am, but that's now intreged me.
    Marcus Humphrey


    HERE BE SCOUTS providing custom maps, visualisations and routing

    Rule 66. A map and compass offers no protection against getting horribly lost.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Cotswold
    By lwg27 in forum The Lounge
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 14-04-2012, 10:55 PM
  2. Cotswold Discount
    By silverhairedbeaver in forum The Lounge
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 23-01-2012, 10:26 PM
  3. Cotswold Marathon
    By chrisjames in forum Scouting Talk
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-01-2008, 06:00 PM
  4. Cotswold tent spares
    By Mang in forum Scouting Talk
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 16-06-2007, 04:11 PM
  5. Cotswold Marathon
    By chrisjames in forum Scouting Talk
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 23-11-2005, 09:34 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •