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  • RisingStar's Avatar
    Today, 01:37 PM
    RisingStar replied to a thread Can you imagine? in Scouting Talk
    I completely agree with the change to Explorers and the age range. Ventures was either young, or old and unwelcoming to 15yo incoming Scouts. More to...
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  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    Today, 12:50 PM
    pa_broon74 replied to a thread Can you imagine? in Scouting Talk
    So do I. I don't think anyone really knew, or knows what Network is for beyond some half-arsed compromise for those who might want to stay involved...
    8 replies | 127 view(s)
  • hippysurfer's Avatar
    Today, 11:51 AM
    hippysurfer replied to a thread Can you imagine? in Scouting Talk
    I struggle with the idea that a "Youth" movement should be about providing a programme for adults (i.e. over 18s), unless it is specifically focussed...
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  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    Today, 10:22 AM
    pa_broon74 replied to a thread Can you imagine? in Scouting Talk
    Firstly, I'm not sure. These are just thoughts (which is why I said 'I think' quite often and started the post with an 'Hmmm...'). But, certainly...
    8 replies | 127 view(s)
  • daveh01's Avatar
    Today, 09:52 AM
    daveh01 replied to a thread A tale of two scouts in Scouting Talk
    Some thoughts on scout #1, in the hope you get some responses on scout #2..! Seems she's ready to be let in on the 'secrets' of leadership, which...
    13 replies | 524 view(s)
  • ianw's Avatar
    Today, 09:30 AM
    ianw replied to a thread Can you imagine? in Scouting Talk
    Outlier behaviour? Dunno what you mean? :rolleyes::rolleyes: #SavingItForTheMemoirs
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  • hippysurfer's Avatar
    Today, 08:52 AM
    hippysurfer replied to a thread Can you imagine? in Scouting Talk
    I wonder how you can be so certain about the reasons for the change? I was not in the movement at the time so I can't comment. I was in the...
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  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    Today, 08:03 AM
    pa_broon74 replied to a thread Can you imagine? in Scouting Talk
    Hmmm... VS's didn't keep up with social trends at all. I think it's problem was one of trust. Certainly where we were - across the district, no...
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  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    Today, 07:50 AM
    Maybe so, but was there any research done into why that was the case? Or did someone just decide that it was a problem with age. I suspect it was...
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  • shiftypete's Avatar
    Today, 07:43 AM
    shiftypete replied to a thread Can you imagine? in Scouting Talk
    Didn't Ventures start at 15? Pretty sure I moved up to Ventures at 15.5 with my friend who was 6 months younger than me. It is interesting how...
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  • ianw's Avatar
    Today, 07:37 AM
    ianw started a thread Can you imagine? in Scouting Talk
    The alternate future, where the age ranges weren't changed, and Venture Scouts was still with us, I mean, ignoring the likely minuscule numbers of...
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  • ianw's Avatar
    Today, 07:30 AM
    ianw replied to a thread A tale of two scouts in Scouting Talk
    You...know the age range change was 2002 (roughly) right? Seventeen years ago. Seventeen! Doesn't time fly when you're having fun/watching the...
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  • shiftypete's Avatar
    Today, 07:28 AM
    Oh yeah the PLs tended to be the ones that stayed but what about all those that weren't PLs and/or didn't get to be a PL on camp? The national...
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  • Dr_Pepper's Avatar
    Today, 07:08 AM
    Speak for yourselves, maybe something wasnt working in your area, or maybe even that was a national trend I dont know the stats, but certainly not in...
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  • SteveF's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:26 PM
    SteveF replied to a thread A tale of two scouts in Scouting Talk
    One of the problems that I had as a VSL was Scout Leaders wanting to keep Scouts to 16 and even beyond.
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  • shiftypete's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:16 PM
    For clarity even when we had Venture Scouts you couldn't have 16 year old Scouts, most Scouts that moved to Ventures did so around 15.5 and they had...
    13 replies | 524 view(s)
  • bernwood's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:56 PM
    I take your point on that one, the change of age down from 16 to 14 was the one of the worst ideas the SA ever had.
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  • Dr_Pepper's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:46 PM
    "a PL that can put gentle pressure on him that they operate as a team and not an individual." Last found one of those 10 years ago before the age...
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  • garethhowell's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:54 PM
    I meant to come back on this a while back, but forgot. Iíve modified the theme to make it more responsive. Itís not perfect, but itís a lot...
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  • grenfellfamily's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:40 AM
    We've bought boxes of 4x5l bottles from garden centres before they tend to call it something like greenhouse heater fuel HTH Richard
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  • bernwood's Avatar
    20-05-2019, 08:00 PM
    With Scout 2 - It's important you don't single him out in front of the other scout as this will just alienate him further, I would move him into...
    13 replies | 524 view(s)
  • Darren H's Avatar
    20-05-2019, 06:08 PM
    Darren H replied to a thread Mess tent lighting in Scouting Talk
    Hello, I am researching lighting set ups. Could you send me the specification of the set up you have shown in the photos as that looks a great...
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  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    20-05-2019, 03:13 PM
    Indeed. I wonder if that's also an affect of a more general decline in community? Kids see insularity where they live so take it on camp with...
    65 replies | 1954 view(s)
  • Bushfella's Avatar
    20-05-2019, 02:08 PM
    Interestingly, over the years we bought into the Scouting is one big family message - and discovered it wasn't. I once sent kids to a Backwoods...
    65 replies | 1954 view(s)
  • Keith's Avatar
    20-05-2019, 01:44 PM
    Keith replied to a thread A tale of two scouts in Scouting Talk
    What Chris said with added focus on team building challenges and working in patrols.
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  • ianw's Avatar
    20-05-2019, 12:42 PM
    There, fixed that for you, bookings open etc etc.
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  • shiftypete's Avatar
    20-05-2019, 12:39 PM
    Similary we don't offer camps where none of our Leaders will be present. I don't think its fair to the kids nor the Leaders that are there but don't...
    65 replies | 1954 view(s)
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