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  • hippysurfer's Avatar
    Today, 02:24 PM
    We have considered their use in the past. However, there are some real problems. From a financial control point of view, they are equivalent to...
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  • ASLChris's Avatar
    Today, 01:56 PM
    Why not just have a quick expenses repayment process?
    2 replies | 38 view(s)
  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    Today, 01:45 PM
    pa_broon74 replied to a thread Can you imagine? in Scouting Talk
    But you have a district right? edit. Every scout in every troop had the opportunity to join a unit here too, they always did and technically still...
    25 replies | 551 view(s)
  • chubbchubb's Avatar
    Today, 01:24 PM
    Just looking at the practicality of setting up prepayment debit cards for each of our sections to save them having to put expenses in each term. Does...
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  • RisingStar's Avatar
    Today, 12:15 PM
    RisingStar replied to a thread Can you imagine? in Scouting Talk
    As we are working by personal anecdote... In this highly rural district there are now twice as many explorers as there used to be ventures. And more...
    25 replies | 551 view(s)
  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    Today, 10:42 AM
    Yup. I should have asked sooner - I just found that option. It's ideal. Still some finagling to do, it's a wee bit small on the tablet screen,...
    4 replies | 80 view(s)
  • ASLChris's Avatar
    Today, 10:32 AM
    I'd suggest just a data cell dropdown with a selection of reasons if you need to filter on it, as you can do that with two fingers (yes its two taps,...
    4 replies | 80 view(s)
  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    Today, 09:46 AM
    pa_broon74 replied to a thread Can you imagine? in Scouting Talk
    The thought process doing the rounds in our district was that the age range change solved a mostly urban problem, then created huge problems for...
    25 replies | 551 view(s)
  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    Today, 09:33 AM
    Hmmm... Unfortunately with the checkbox (on Excel), you can't then filter on what you've checked and what you haven't. You have to add in a wee...
    4 replies | 80 view(s)
  • ianw's Avatar
    Today, 08:34 AM
    Checkbox? Google sheet: https://support.google.com/docs/answer/7684717?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en Excel:...
    4 replies | 80 view(s)
  • ianw's Avatar
    Today, 08:26 AM
    ianw replied to a thread Can you imagine? in Scouting Talk
    Is adding Scouts+Ventures or Scouts + Explorers a fairer comparison? Yes, it ignores the 18+ that were in Ventures, but it's all we've got. Since...
    25 replies | 551 view(s)
  • ianw's Avatar
    Today, 08:10 AM
    ianw replied to a thread Can you imagine? in Scouting Talk
    We've got 20 Network in Farnham :) having a great time, doing stuff together. Honestly, seeing them in full flow, or just being together, there's an...
    25 replies | 551 view(s)
  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    Today, 08:07 AM
    I don't normally post here, Google normally suffices. I'm sort of an IT guy, but it's very general in nature and in a very niche area. I'm...
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  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    Today, 07:54 AM
    pa_broon74 replied to a thread Can you imagine? in Scouting Talk
    Have to say... There are definitely more Explorers in our district than there were Venture Scouts, but it took years to settle into a workable...
    25 replies | 551 view(s)
  • DKRSL's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:35 PM
    DKRSL replied to a thread A tale of two scouts in Scouting Talk
    One day I'm going to camp next to Cambridge Skip, and watch and learn. However, I'd agree that the changes were tough on Troops that did not have...
    18 replies | 707 view(s)
  • DKRSL's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:22 PM
    DKRSL replied to a thread Can you imagine? in Scouting Talk
    When it worked, VSs could be brilliant. I was in a joint/Venture Ranger unit (late 70s mind) and it was categorically the best of a series of good...
    25 replies | 551 view(s)
  • DKRSL's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:13 PM
    DKRSL replied to a thread Mess tent lighting in Scouting Talk
    Blimey. We've pretty-much retired our gas lanterns in favour of LED ones from Millets etc. that we power from a collection of rechargeable D cells....
    28 replies | 4106 view(s)
  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:20 PM
    pa_broon74 replied to a thread Can you imagine? in Scouting Talk
    We tried that, but it was met with resistance from district. They wouldn't let those under 18 continue to attend VS's, or Network as it would have...
    25 replies | 551 view(s)
  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:13 PM
    Heh! That sounds about right.
    18 replies | 707 view(s)
  • SteveF's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:54 PM
    SteveF replied to a thread Can you imagine? in Scouting Talk
    I seem to remember a move to get Scouts to transfer to Venture Scouts at 15. The Unit that I ran was a joint Venture/Ranger unit and Rangers came in...
    25 replies | 551 view(s)
  • JohnR's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:35 PM
    JohnR replied to a thread A tale of two scouts in Scouting Talk
    Out of the 1200 kids surveyed 1050 answered 'dunno', 90 said 'might come back', 60 said 'whatever'.
    18 replies | 707 view(s)
  • RisingStar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:42 PM
    RisingStar replied to a thread Can you imagine? in Scouting Talk
    Network in your county in 2018 had 374 members, out of near as dammit 25500 members, or per age group year, 2% of the numbers of Beavers. That may be...
    25 replies | 551 view(s)
  • shiftypete's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:22 PM
    shiftypete replied to a thread Can you imagine? in Scouting Talk
    That is precisely what happened here, mind you that is because we just changed VSU to ESU and VSL to ESL and carried on as before (with a different...
    25 replies | 551 view(s)
  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:11 PM
    I get that, I have a couple too, but it's much harder work for them and for us. It's not even just that they're younger, it's that other thing about...
    18 replies | 707 view(s)
  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:06 PM
    pa_broon74 replied to a thread Can you imagine? in Scouting Talk
    Yup I do accept that Explorers/Network is a better set up, not sure that was the only way they could go. Also, I think there was a lot of people...
    25 replies | 551 view(s)
  • shiftypete's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:43 PM
    You say that but Cambridge Skip for one has had effective PLs with the current age range as they have been able to run patrol camps on NA passports...
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  • shiftypete's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:38 PM
    shiftypete replied to a thread Can you imagine? in Scouting Talk
    To be clear I had a great time as a Venture, we went on some legendary expeditions, I gained my QSA and made some friends for life. Yes, we went...
    25 replies | 551 view(s)
  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:49 PM
    pa_broon74 replied to a thread Can you imagine? in Scouting Talk
    Thing is, none of that was for you and that's fine, but it was for a lot of other people, and often, they had a fair bit of balance in what they were...
    25 replies | 551 view(s)
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