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  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    Today, 03:01 PM
    pa_broon74 replied to a thread Hall hires in Scouting Talk
    We've bumped the standard charge up to 12.50ph. Winter/Covid charge (for as long as we're having to put signs up and hand wash out) will be 15ph. ...
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  • garethhowell's Avatar
    Today, 02:34 PM
    garethhowell replied to a thread Hall hires in Scouting Talk
    We have a scale of charges that depend on the type of user. Community/non-profit hires are charged 12.50 ph, for profit but open to public 15.00...
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  • Bushfella's Avatar
    Today, 02:18 PM
    Bushfella replied to a thread Being positive! in Scouting Talk
    By this afternoon we have received seven new membership applications. If they all turn up that means that Junior Navigators alone will be able to...
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  • Big George's Avatar
    Today, 12:48 PM
    Not in respect to squirrels as we already have a drey associated with the group (which will presumably become part of it next September when they...
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  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    Today, 11:15 AM
    Yeah, that about covers it... I'm trying not to be negative. (Honest, I really am...) I'm trying to maintain enough self-awareness, to be...
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  • Bushfella's Avatar
    Today, 10:32 AM
    THIS is the mantra I heard so often, yet, those using the mantra very rarely did anything that they didn't themselves want to do. I lost count of...
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  • bigcheese's Avatar
    Today, 09:55 AM
    Bet they do.... in these terms................ Q) Are you going to form Squirrels? ................. A) no I don't think we will Q) Why not?...
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  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    Today, 08:02 AM
    Agreed. To be fair to TSA, they're saying to groups they can essentially write it off, or just not bother if they don't think they can do it. ...
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  • Airobat's Avatar
    Today, 07:23 AM
    Airobat replied to a thread Early Years Scouting in Scouting Talk
    There's no doubt that it is true in places and it also applies to all sections but that doesn't mean it should be written off. I should say that I'm...
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  • Richard T's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:28 PM
    Wasnt it pushed a few years ago, as an April Fools' Day joke??
    48 replies | 2949 view(s)
  • Bushfella's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:26 PM
    Bushfella replied to a thread Being positive! in Scouting Talk
    Well, 1st night back was a qualified success. Of our pre-covid Navigators we seem to have lost 10, a bit disappointing but we got to start...
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  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:15 PM
    Who's to say if any of that isn't actually true in places? Mileage varies depending on where you are. At least TSA aren't forcing it on groups via...
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  • wealdbrook's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:46 PM
    wealdbrook replied to a thread Being positive! in Scouting Talk
    So Scouts made boats from plastic bottles, trays etc and sailed them on the stream around our Hut. Of course they managed to get wet with one falling...
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  • johnmcmahon's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:36 PM
    johnmcmahon replied to a thread Being positive! in Scouting Talk
    First week F2F this week on a nearby country park. Large and varied area with woods, hills and an old golf course. Got loads of plans, just sad...
    37 replies | 3258 view(s)
  • Airobat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:28 PM
    Airobat replied to a thread Early Years Scouting in Scouting Talk
    Deja Vu. It'll never work. It's just a baby sitting service. There isn't enough resource. There's no space in the hut timetable. If BP had meant us...
    48 replies | 2949 view(s)
  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:56 PM
    Yup. It's a difficult road to wander - making the right decisions. I think Scouts as a voluntary organisation is nearing its end, and I suspect...
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  • Bushfella's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:59 PM
    I think that part of the problem is that what Scouts was envisaged to be, was not always what it was intended to be, whatever that was. I believe...
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  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:57 PM
    As you said elsewhere, experiences vary. I must admit, this type of scouting is completely alien to me. It's not an age group I have any...
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  • Big George's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:21 PM
    Big George replied to a thread Being positive! in Scouting Talk
    It will be May before we are back f2f. We still can’t get back into the church hall though that may change soon. We were planning to be back by now...
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  • Bushfella's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:51 AM
    Though - I have two volunteers for just this purpose, if I act this year. The problem will be finding their replacements. Big enough issue finding y...
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  • Big George's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:50 AM
    Over here we have had squirrels running successfully for many years. It’s not been officially part of scouts, has had its own rules, training etc.,...
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  • Bushfella's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:49 AM
    I think that THIS is the reason for Squirrels. The Family Led group is a model that can work. One of the Navigator Groups took the family-led...
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  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:23 AM
    Has TSA given up on looking at anything it does, (at all,) from the point of view of it being a voluntary organisation? It's one thing to carry...
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  • shiftypete's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:04 AM
    Hmmm they don't seem to specify which of the delivery methods they piloted they are going forwards with. IMHO the ony ones that would work...
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  • Bushfella's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:38 AM
    That will bring a whole new range of lunacy to Leadership :bigsmiley My Grandson will be four in October. I'd love him to do "scouts" but unless...
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  • Andrew Rush's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:14 AM
    I'm surprised that no-one's mentioned this yet: https://www.scouts.org.uk/about-us/strategy/our-pillars-of-work/early-years/
    48 replies | 2949 view(s)
  • CliveS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:14 AM
    CliveS replied to a thread Being positive! in Scouting Talk
    We're starting back F-2-F next week (yay) with huge interest from the YP, they've clearly missed it. I do also think that keeping the YP socially...
    37 replies | 3258 view(s)
  • Bushfella's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:08 AM
    Bushfella replied to a thread Being positive! in Scouting Talk
    I have seen some absolutely nuts ideas on social distancing - especially for Beavers - 60 minutes sat in a circle - gimme a break! Looking about,...
    37 replies | 3258 view(s)
  • Simon11's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:25 AM
    Simon11 replied to a thread Being positive! in Scouting Talk
    Great to hear pa-broon! I don't believe that social distancing (i.e. the 2m rule) is really being followed anymore at most groups. I see some...
    37 replies | 3258 view(s)
  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    18-04-2021, 05:24 PM
    Didn't want to note this in the 'being positive' thread, because it's not positive. It occurred to me though, that much of the negativity I've...
    1197 replies | 319075 view(s)
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