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  • Neil Williams's Avatar
    Today, 04:06 PM
    Neil Williams replied to a thread 2019 Census in Scouting Talk
    Spot checks would be practical, though.
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  • daveb123's Avatar
    Today, 03:01 PM
    daveb123 replied to a thread 2019 Census in Scouting Talk
    The issue though is that to check someone would need to visit every section of every Group / ESU BEFORE the census figures are approved by District...
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  • Neil Williams's Avatar
    Today, 02:54 PM
    Neil Williams replied to a thread 2019 Census in Scouting Talk
    One could almost justify a penalty for incorrectly declared numbers against Groups, such as doubling the fee for any undeclared members. It's long...
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  • BigBadBaloo's Avatar
    Today, 02:38 PM
    BigBadBaloo replied to a thread 2019 Census in Scouting Talk
    That is sort of what happens at the time of the National Census (or did when I was a census enumerator some years ago), so I guess the answer is yes...
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  • shiftypete's Avatar
    Today, 02:06 PM
    shiftypete replied to a thread 2019 Census in Scouting Talk
    If we haven't seen a member since the start of January (or before) then we do contact their parents before the 31st Jan to clarify whether they have...
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  • Bushfella's Avatar
    Today, 01:45 PM
    Bushfella replied to a thread 2019 Census in Scouting Talk
    If that is what is required, yes. There needs to be more emphasis on the Law and Promise amd how it is applied in Scouting and in life. ...
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  • dragonhhjh's Avatar
    Today, 01:31 PM
    Regarding the increasing the file size limit, this is not a WordPress thing but a setting on your hosting server. You'd be best contacting whoever...
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  • TomF's Avatar
    Today, 01:06 PM
    Thanks, Keith, but, oh dear, this rather mitigates against people without coding skills. I will accomplish probably with help from more technical...
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  • RisingStar's Avatar
    Today, 12:22 PM
    RisingStar replied to a thread 2019 Census in Scouting Talk
    Indeed. In my case a section in which my son was a member, with 60 Scouts turning up most weeks reported 48 on the census, yet the following Friday...
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  • Richard's Avatar
    Today, 11:45 AM
    Richard replied to a thread 2019 Census in Scouting Talk
    I do find myself agreeing with you :rolleyes: . A Scout is to be trusted........... The simple fact is it pushes the price up for others. If...
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  • daveb123's Avatar
    Today, 11:39 AM
    daveb123 replied to a thread 2019 Census in Scouting Talk
    Much of the under reporting as as you say - but a Group should be checking. If Johnny hasn't been for three weeks should they be finding out whether...
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  • Bushfella's Avatar
    Today, 11:25 AM
    Bushfella replied to a thread 2019 Census in Scouting Talk
    There is a clear financial incentive to defraud the Scout Association and all other Groups that report concientiously. Groups are obliged to...
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  • RisingStar's Avatar
    Today, 11:03 AM
    RisingStar replied to a thread 2019 Census in Scouting Talk
    There's a clear financial incentive to under report, and groups will take legal routes to do that (by putting off investiture until after the census...
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  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    Today, 09:41 AM
    pa_broon74 replied to a thread 2019 Census in Scouting Talk
    So much of what is expected in this (and probably everywhere else in Scouting), is predicated on best case scenarios. In addition to what Claire...
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  • claire.shadbolt's Avatar
    Today, 09:20 AM
    claire.shadbolt replied to a thread 2019 Census in Scouting Talk
    I have two Scouts on the spectrum. Well I think I do. With one the mum has maintained that there is nothing wrong. After three years she put...
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  • Bloory's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:42 PM
    The RST, certainly in the midlabds far from leave you to it, especially if you engage with them. Natalie and Sam have been brilliant.
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  • Bushfella's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:50 PM
    Bushfella replied to a thread 2019 Census in Scouting Talk
    Okay, appalling records... how stupid must those Leaders be, to take in kids and not have their contact details? What kind of Leader is not aware...
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  • bellshillscouts's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:16 PM
    bellshillscouts replied to a thread 2019 Census in Scouting Talk
    Funnily enough, I've got a lego minifigure! Neil
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  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:01 PM
    pa_broon74 replied to a thread 2019 Census in Scouting Talk
    I love the annual thread about the census... Well, I don't love it... In some ways, it's like time standing still, or groundhog day. I have...
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  • ianw's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:53 PM
    ianw replied to a thread 2019 Census in Scouting Talk
    Mine doesn't set targets, but the DC does like getting lego minifigures through the post. See previous answer, lego is a hobby and fun!
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  • big chris's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:29 PM
    big chris replied to a thread 2019 Census in Scouting Talk
    A wise leader once said (i forget who but i liked it) that although one of a GSL's main jobs is the growth of the group... that does not mean simply...
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  • pstretch's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:08 PM
    pstretch replied to a thread 2019 Census in Scouting Talk
    How else do you claim your annual bonus payment if you don't evidence that you've exceeded your product sales target? - - - Updated - - - ...
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  • daveb123's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:06 PM
    daveb123 replied to a thread 2019 Census in Scouting Talk
    It should be Ewan. We know in practice that there are Groups who have appalling records. I have known Groups submit census info when names etc had to...
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  • Bushfella's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:38 PM
    Bushfella replied to a thread 2019 Census in Scouting Talk
    I never got why so many people had so many issues with the census. A group knows who its members are, age, gender etc. It is a simple head count....
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  • Neil Williams's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:37 PM
    Neil Williams replied to a thread 2019 Census in Scouting Talk
    Targets they may have, but I just submit what the numbers are. If my best efforts are not enough, my resignation would always be on offer if they...
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  • bellshillscouts's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:34 PM
    bellshillscouts replied to a thread 2019 Census in Scouting Talk
    Your District sets targets???? Seriously! I thought it was supposed to be a hobby and fun. Neil
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  • daveb123's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:19 AM
    daveb123 replied to a thread 2019 Census in Scouting Talk
    As you know we have nearly been there. :-) That said as has been stated here previously we have an adult database that is capable of holding all...
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  • Bushfella's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:14 AM
    It will be interesting to see how the MK experiment develops. If it depends upon the parents of kids on the waiting list for its leaders, it will...
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  • PaulArthurs's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:09 AM
    PaulArthurs replied to a thread 2019 Census in Scouting Talk
    If only there was a plan to develop a national database of all the youth members. Such a database would help to ensure accurate information was...
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