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  • ianw's Avatar
    Today, 12:44 AM
    ianw replied to a thread Snowflake parents in Scouting Talk
    I didn't tell parents about the piercings. They were self evident at pick-up time. Sent from my EVA-L09 using Tapatalk
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  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:15 PM
    pa_broon74 replied to a thread Snowflake parents in Scouting Talk
    I was referring specifically to Ewan's example. Passing on emails from district etc, that sort of thing. I'm well aware communication is important -...
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  • Neil Williams's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:08 PM
    Not telling someone something because you don't believe it is of enough consequence isn't dishonest. I don't send parents a report of every single...
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  • Bushfella's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:48 PM
    Bushfella replied to a thread Snowflake parents in Scouting Talk
    Honesty is the best policy.
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  • Neil Williams's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:38 PM
    If we found him, I can't see why I would tell the DC about that myself, and definitely not an ADC, as an ADC is not a manager. I probably wouldn't...
    38 replies | 1186 view(s)
  • RisingStar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:20 PM
    RisingStar replied to a thread Snowflake parents in Scouting Talk
    Another example of much eroded trust. A scout at Great Tower got very lost and ended up wondering down the road, took some 3 hours to find. The SL...
    38 replies | 1186 view(s)
  • Shaun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:07 PM
    Shaun replied to a thread Snowflake parents in Scouting Talk
    I’d agree with that, I had an entire cohort that wouldn’t camp. When I asked why, I was told it was because we had lost Fred on a camp. I replied...
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  • ASLChris's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:08 PM
    ASLChris replied to a thread Snowflake parents in Scouting Talk
    The problem is that errors in communication can lead to far larger and more important errors, particularly if it erodes trust between parent and...
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  • Bushfella's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:55 PM
    Bushfella replied to a thread Gaming the census in Scouting Talk
    Bugbear of mine was people doing that, but if they become DC what can you do?
    3 replies | 106 view(s)
  • RisingStar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:52 PM
    RisingStar replied to a thread Gaming the census in Scouting Talk
    Hmmm, I'm more interested in the troop which had 48 on the census last year but our ADC Scouts discovered 59 Scouts on his visit the week after.
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  • mang21's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:48 PM
    mang21 replied to a thread Gaming the census in Scouting Talk
    My figures are going to look a bit sick this year - moved 5 Cubs on to Scouts at Christmas which takes me down to 11 which will look very low....
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  • ianw's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:56 PM
    ianw started a thread Gaming the census in Scouting Talk
    Got me email from HQ: A question is included on each section return relating to top awards. Each section, including the Scout Network, is asked to...
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  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:20 PM
    pa_broon74 replied to a thread Snowflake parents in Scouting Talk
    I don't think anyone is being unreasonable. Anecdotally, there will be more instances of parental error (and stories of nerves generally), because...
    38 replies | 1186 view(s)
  • mang21's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:59 AM
    mang21 replied to a thread Snowflake parents in Scouting Talk
    Just had another side of this. Colleague came in to talk to me - his son had had his first night at Beavers last night, which he'd really enjoyed....
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  • Bushfella's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:51 AM
    Bushfella replied to a thread Snowflake parents in Scouting Talk
    You are being supercilious Ian. We are all aware of the communications failures that arise when Leaders fail to pass on information to each other...
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  • ianw's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:39 AM
    ianw replied to a thread Snowflake parents in Scouting Talk
    ...but, but....I'm practically perfect in every way! Yes. Never forget. It's always the leader's fault.
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  • RisingStar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:22 AM
    RisingStar replied to a thread Snowflake parents in Scouting Talk
    Let me give an example. A few years back, one of our explorer leaders had a crew seated land rover without seat belts in the rear. Without going into...
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  • Bushfella's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:19 AM
    Bushfella replied to a thread Snowflake parents in Scouting Talk
    Oh, that is not an issue just with parents. It is also an issue with Leaders - I think Leaders failing to read and communicate is worse than parents...
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  • Richard T's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:15 AM
    Richard T replied to a thread Snowflake parents in Scouting Talk
    One of the issues we have is no matter what we send out, email, letter (to yp at meeting night) letter delivered by post letter hand delivered, text...
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  • wealdbrook's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:07 AM
    wealdbrook replied to a thread Snowflake parents in Scouting Talk
    Of course it occurs - that is why we try to publish relevant information well in advance. For instance I am taking the Scouts on the London Monopoly...
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  • RisingStar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:52 AM
    RisingStar replied to a thread Snowflake parents in Scouting Talk
    I don't suppose it occurs to any of you, ever, that the lack of trust, information, concern, messages getting through might sit with the leaders, not...
    38 replies | 1186 view(s)
  • ASLChris's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:49 AM
    ASLChris replied to a thread Snowflake parents in Scouting Talk
    We usually do hot dogs in a bun on Friday nights for the same reason!
    38 replies | 1186 view(s)
  • wealdbrook's Avatar
    16-01-2020, 10:44 PM
    I am already getting forms in, 1 team, 2 teams, who knows but next week I may know!
    2 replies | 151 view(s)
  • campwarden's Avatar
    16-01-2020, 10:36 PM
    campwarden replied to a thread Snowflake parents in Scouting Talk
    Having lost track of the number of times we've had kids arrive having been told "friday dinner is not provided", having not eaten... we decided it...
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  • campwarden's Avatar
    16-01-2020, 09:31 PM
    campwarden replied to a thread Snowflake parents in Scouting Talk
    Having lost track of the number of times we've had kids arrive having been told "friday dinner is not provided", having not eaten... we decided it...
    38 replies | 1186 view(s)
  • Richard T's Avatar
    16-01-2020, 07:15 PM
    Richard T replied to a thread Snowflake parents in Scouting Talk
    a good few years back, we had an activity camp at a water centre, and we hada few places, so we opened it up to the Explorer Scouts , we knew most of...
    38 replies | 1186 view(s)
  • Paul o's Avatar
    16-01-2020, 05:54 PM
    Fundraising: There is a lot of money out there at the moment from Section 106 payments and Community Infrastructure Levies (CIL). These are...
    47 replies | 1479 view(s)
  • campwarden's Avatar
    16-01-2020, 04:15 PM
    I had decided to refrain from listing my external requirements. Clearly a group that could afford to build that would be running a decent fleet of...
    47 replies | 1479 view(s)
  • daveb123's Avatar
    16-01-2020, 12:45 PM
    This is the BBC page https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10470536
    47 replies | 1479 view(s)
  • Kev's Avatar
    16-01-2020, 12:28 PM
    Kev replied to a thread How's Things? in The Lounge
    Yes but I want to find something new to do with it.
    2 replies | 209 view(s)
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