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  • shiftypete's Avatar
    Today, 09:16 AM
    A nice positive piece in today's Observer (Sunday Guardian) and online, hardly any of the usual misconceptions or harking back to the past ...
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  • Shaun's Avatar
    Today, 09:13 AM
    Shaun replied to a thread Wood Badge in Scouting Talk
    My wife never got hers, she got mine! The night we were presented them, she had just been signed off and as I was going to be presented with my...
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  • Bushfella's Avatar
    Today, 08:42 AM
    Bushfella replied to a thread Wood Badge in Scouting Talk
    You'd think so... (To be fair, I got all three of mine without any delay...)
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  • BenOfThe12th's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:37 PM
    BenOfThe12th replied to a thread Wood Badge in Scouting Talk
    Took 18 months and third issue for mine to finally arrive. Joys of changing DCs...
    9 replies | 202 view(s)
  • mang21's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:45 PM
    mang21 replied to a thread Wood Badge in Scouting Talk
    I got mine on Wednesday having completed it on Compass in October - however it came through a while back (before Easter) and I asked our GSL to hold...
    9 replies | 202 view(s)
  • Rover's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:28 PM
    What I find amazing, is that in many regards the movement is progressive, LGBT rights, Diversity, inclusion (almost to the point of going OTT)....
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  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:20 PM
    Yup. I reckon within ten years, we'll have paid DC's - not every where mind, but in the big urban areas. In a sense, I wouldn't disagree with...
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  • RisingStar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:03 PM
    RisingStar replied to a thread Wood Badge in Scouting Talk
    If Compass shows your wood badge is awarded you can order your own from Scout shops, then hand to your GSL to present it. Shameful, but it works,...
    9 replies | 202 view(s)
  • RisingStar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:01 PM
    RisingStar replied to a thread Training Moan in Scouting Talk
    Which is what happens - you can't expect every climbing course leader to be a TA, go through the training for that, and be knowledgable on Compass....
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  • Rob_82's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:46 AM
    Rob_82 replied to a thread Wood Badge in Scouting Talk
    My 15 year service award was due in 2015 - I finally received it in 2018!
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  • Bushfella's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:42 AM
    Could not have afforded to pay me as GSL. It was about 30 hours a week some weeks. Staff management, Programme development. recruitment, funding...
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  • Kev's Avatar
    14-06-2019, 10:48 PM
    Kev replied to a thread Wood Badge in Scouting Talk
    There is no harm in chasing it up. Start by asking your DC if it has been received. A lot of things seem to get misplaced just before the big thing...
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  • richardnhunt's Avatar
    14-06-2019, 10:09 PM
    They should see the light.....
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  • Fiestafolie's Avatar
    14-06-2019, 10:08 PM
    Fiestafolie replied to a thread Wood Badge in Scouting Talk
    Thanks Keith for the info To be honest, I get much more of a reward out of seeing YP enjoying themselves each week and achieving their own awards. ...
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  • Keith's Avatar
    14-06-2019, 09:54 PM
    Keith replied to a thread Wood Badge in Scouting Talk
    It'll be with your DC who will no doubt present it on their next visit to your group or section or at a special event like your group AGM, a district...
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  • Fiestafolie's Avatar
    14-06-2019, 09:40 PM
    Fiestafolie started a thread Wood Badge in Scouting Talk
    Hello all Have had everything validated for my Woods Badge and compass advises that it was completed on 2/5/19, but it has not been awarded as...
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  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    14-06-2019, 06:51 PM
    And I suspect it's true of many charities, that they're more and more being ran like corporate entities. As far back as, gosh, lets think - maybe...
    20 replies | 701 view(s)
  • Dr_Pepper's Avatar
    14-06-2019, 04:47 PM
    Dr_Pepper replied to a thread Training Moan in Scouting Talk
    No, I certainly never said there shouldn't be a practical, I just can't see why it wouldn't be part of the course. On a climbing course, youd be...
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  • hippysurfer's Avatar
    14-06-2019, 04:25 PM
    Actually, I would suspect this list is common amongst many large charities - especially those where the volunteer is dealing directly with the public...
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  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    14-06-2019, 04:17 PM
    KPI's - tick ;)
    20 replies | 701 view(s)
  • Kev's Avatar
    14-06-2019, 04:06 PM
    Kev replied to a thread A union for volunteers? in Scouting Talk
    What no targets?
    20 replies | 701 view(s)
  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    14-06-2019, 03:28 PM
    Line managers - tick Compulsory training - tick Management structure - tick recruitment process - tick interview panels - tick disciplinary...
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  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    14-06-2019, 03:19 PM
    pa_broon74 replied to a thread Training Moan in Scouting Talk
    Ummm, yes, they are testing, that's what a lot of people are saying here. I get the impression you think it works the way it's supposed to work - it...
    44 replies | 1172 view(s)
  • ianw's Avatar
    14-06-2019, 03:13 PM
    ianw replied to a thread A union for volunteers? in Scouting Talk
    Aye, like a visitor to the UK would think the British Heart Foundation was a chain of shops with an odd line in stock.
    20 replies | 701 view(s)
  • Bushfella's Avatar
    14-06-2019, 03:12 PM
    Going to disagree here. Many people do not follow POR, I would say the majority. They do not fall foul of this because they usually play...
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  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    14-06-2019, 03:05 PM
    I think you've missed my point. I said the only real difference is that we're not paid. If you put that to one side, and look at the structure,...
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  • mang21's Avatar
    14-06-2019, 02:52 PM
    mang21 replied to a thread Training Moan in Scouting Talk
    Literally just finished - but my time limits were reset because the DC (and acting GSL) realised that my ACSL role wasn't appropriate given I'd been...
    44 replies | 1172 view(s)
  • daveb123's Avatar
    14-06-2019, 02:12 PM
    daveb123 replied to a thread Training Moan in Scouting Talk
    I know that people are never going to agree. I can see what you are saying and do think that in MOST cases there is someone else in the section or...
    44 replies | 1172 view(s)
  • Neil Williams's Avatar
    14-06-2019, 02:05 PM
    Neil Williams replied to a thread Training Moan in Scouting Talk
    Agreed. It is certainly my view that we should only have essential training as being mandatory. If it's essential, it should be done before...
    44 replies | 1172 view(s)
  • mang21's Avatar
    14-06-2019, 01:59 PM
    mang21 replied to a thread Training Moan in Scouting Talk
    Nope. "Ensuring... before" would mean completing all 19 modules before you are allowed to run a section - that isn't what the system requires....
    44 replies | 1172 view(s)
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