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  • richardnhunt's Avatar
    Today, 06:25 AM
    Start with how many hours do we have to train a novice leader and then spend those hours accordingly think about what actually makes a difference...
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  • Mark W's Avatar
    Today, 06:21 AM
    Talk to your Training Advisor , talk to your District Explorer Scout Commissioner, take it from there.
    3 replies | 82 view(s)
  • SteveF's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:35 PM
    SteveF replied to a thread Streamlining scouting in Scouting Talk
    Most of the modules require the Leader to actually do something practical to validate. I think that perhaps some of the validation requirements...
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  • ASLChris's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:48 PM
    They're just photos I got from leaders across the District (though mainly about 2-3 groups) - it shouldn't be that hard for other Districts to...
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  • richardnhunt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:43 PM
    So the first thing is to make the exec mean something. To own the groups mission (does the Group have a mission?) to not treat it as a chore and to...
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  • RisingStar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:52 PM
    Ours does, and won't take no for an answer (after 2 groups separately ran into financial issues, one wasn't collecting subs and another authorised...
    22 replies | 609 view(s)
  • Keith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:38 PM
    Keith replied to a thread Knowing the cub leader in Cub Scouts
    When we have parents joining our closed Facebook group we have three set questions they are asked - one of our new parents thought I was the GSL.
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  • johnL's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:37 PM
    johnL replied to a thread Streamlining scouting in Scouting Talk
    I don't know the answer to the question - but the number of Groups who post returns / accounts late to their Charity Registrar indicates that there...
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  • boballan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:26 PM
    Had a really strange occurrence at cubs this week. We were doing basic CPR/defibrillator usage and, due to the number of youngsters (21) and the...
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  • Keith at 2M's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:52 PM
    Chris - I think you're being unrealistic - your report is beyond the capabilities of many people - just the quality of the photos alone makes it...
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  • Bushfella's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:39 PM
    1/ Since departing TSA attendance at our AGM has been quite remarkable - we also encourage young people to attend. 2/ Report is down to a one page...
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  • ASLChris's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:27 PM
    TBH, I see AACs as a CMA-type activity more than anything else. - - - Updated - - - Then rather than getting rid of such things, we should...
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  • Keith at 2M's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:01 PM
    Rich, I'm in complete agreement with the need to up governance - IMHO Scouting is an accident waiting to happen on so many fronts. I'm just not sure...
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  • shiftypete's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:59 PM
    If you have completed getting started then you should have completed a personal learning plan with your training advisor so in theory you should know...
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  • wealdbrook's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:00 PM
    First question - what experience have you had in Scouting? Second question - what do you see as the main challenges for you being an AESL/ESL? ...
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  • Clairefxo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:54 PM
    Hello. Is anyone currently training to be an explorer leader? Just looking for someone to maybe bounce ideas off whos in the same boat! Ive...
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  • shiftypete's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:11 AM
    If we were ging to streamline anything I would streamline the training. I am sure it puts some people off from volunteering currently. I have...
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  • Kastor's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:04 AM
    Kastor replied to a thread Streamlining scouting in Scouting Talk
    We used to do the big "event" type AGM with presentations and BBQ but it just became too much effort. A large number of the parents just turned up...
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  • Kastor's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:53 AM
    Kastor replied to a thread DofE Bronze changes in Explorer Scouts
    I just view this as DofE dumbing it all down so they can get more schools signed up as they want the increase in participation (money). Not much...
    12 replies | 356 view(s)
  • Nik Bartlett's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:51 AM
    You've answered the question yourself - it should provide a nice 3rd party independent suitability assessment of the individual that has been put...
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  • Big George's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:24 AM
    I agree, there are many job or university interviews that have presentations of some sort out there. But then the expedition does allow them the have...
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  • RisingStar's Avatar
    20-10-2018, 09:43 PM
    I think doing a good presentation confidently is likely to be far more valuable in many roles later in life than doing a walk but there you go.
    12 replies | 356 view(s)
  • MikeIOW's Avatar
    20-10-2018, 08:04 PM
    Thanks for your thoughts. I too have severe doubts about removing the practice, combining the supervisor/assessor role. Sure, we can still...
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  • Matt Donnelly's Avatar
    20-10-2018, 07:52 PM
    1/ Disagree - each group is an independent educational charity. Whether they are registered or not with the Charity Commission they are still...
    22 replies | 609 view(s)
  • richardnhunt's Avatar
    20-10-2018, 07:42 PM
    Agms is the one I would disagree with changing - we need to up our governance game, not downgrade it. District leaders meetings - I don’t think...
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  • shiftypete's Avatar
    20-10-2018, 06:37 PM
    Exactly how do you think they do that? What magic ways of identifying those who would like to get up to no good that us mere mortals who actually put...
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  • Nik Bartlett's Avatar
    20-10-2018, 05:58 PM
    The Appointments committee serves a very useful purpose keeping the creepy riff-raff out of Scouting. Just because they come back with a squeaky...
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  • ASLChris's Avatar
    20-10-2018, 04:10 PM
    Annual reports can - and should - operate as recruitment material. I specifically designed ours this year to be used as that, and it only cost 200...
    22 replies | 609 view(s)
  • Neil Williams's Avatar
    20-10-2018, 02:18 PM
    While Groups with their own HQs need to be fully fledged charities, for the majority of them that don't I think we do need to look at a significant...
    22 replies | 609 view(s)
  • SteveF's Avatar
    20-10-2018, 12:33 PM
    SteveF replied to a thread Streamlining scouting in Scouting Talk
    I am not convinced that Appointments Advisory Committees achieve much really. I think that for new Leaders it is useful to get them to commit to...
    22 replies | 609 view(s)
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