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  • RisingStar's Avatar
    Today, 08:38 AM
    RisingStar replied to a thread Guns and society in Scouting Talk
    I'd say it again the children likely to be the perpetrators of knife or gun crime are not only not likely to be in Scouts, but I doubt are even aware...
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  • BalooNav's Avatar
    Today, 07:13 AM
    yep I was there. I do cubs but scouts needed a nap holder so came along. it was the first time our scouts had been and all had a great time and keen...
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  • Nick's Avatar
    Today, 06:40 AM
    Nick replied to a thread Anybody at Strategy? in Scouting Talk
    We were there, my Scouts had a great time and want to come again next year - thanks to the Strategy Team for organizing such a fun event!
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  • Kev's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:27 PM
    Kev replied to a thread Anybody at Strategy? in Scouting Talk
    Terrible breakfast! The cooked breakfast was sausage or bacon roll and porridge. Other items, such as tomatoes, mushrooms, beans and hash browns were...
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  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:15 PM
    pa_broon74 replied to a thread Guns and society in Scouting Talk
    I think we're quite lucky with our parents. All the feedback we get is positive - most parents seem to be in agreement, using knifes, axes and other...
    21 replies | 600 view(s)
  • bernwood's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:02 PM
    bernwood replied to a thread Guns and society in Scouting Talk
    I get our kids to get Hulfactors knives, bright orange, yellow or green handles for safety, and they are only 8 each. By teaching them respect and...
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  • big chris's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:35 PM
    big chris replied to a thread Guns and society in Scouting Talk
    The opinel? It's a lock knife. So won't fold on you. But I'm going to look at how I phrase it Sent from my ONEPLUS A5010 using Tapatalk
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  • Neil Williams's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:21 PM
    Great little article, but you do put "I don't like folding knives" then the first link recommends, er, a folding knife?
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  • big chris's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:05 AM
    big chris replied to a thread Guns and society in Scouting Talk
    I'm happy to receive feedback on this. Equally some of you might find it useful. I send it out every year or so to scouts and parents. Dear all,...
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  • Shaun's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:47 AM
    Shaun replied to a thread Guns and society in Scouting Talk
    With cubs on camp, I take the knives in on arrival and spend Friday evening sharpening them, Scouts can sharpen their own . As a result of my...
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  • CambridgeSkip's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:42 AM
    I feel your pain in knives. I have lost count of the number of scouts who's parents have quite deliberately given them a blunt pocket kife. To make...
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  • Kastor's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:45 AM
    Kastor replied to a thread Guns and society in Scouting Talk
    We've done air rifle a number of times and haven't had any issues. The only odd one was was a parent who though we shouldn't be having nerf gun...
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  • Kev's Avatar
    22-06-2019, 11:18 PM
    Kev replied to a thread Anybody at Strategy? in Scouting Talk
    Nope, haven't seen that.
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  • Mark W's Avatar
    22-06-2019, 09:50 PM
    Mark W replied to a thread Anybody at Strategy? in Scouting Talk
    But of course. Anyone seen a blue sack barrow (borrowed from our group when we were away, and not returned).
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  • dasy2k1's Avatar
    22-06-2019, 07:00 PM
    dasy2k1 replied to a thread Guns and society in Scouting Talk
    I stress In a big way to our parents that our use of knives as tools (Huddersfield may be the gun crime capital but Birmingham is the knife crime...
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  • bernwood's Avatar
    22-06-2019, 06:30 PM
    bernwood replied to a thread Guns and society in Scouting Talk
    As the old song goes' Guns dont kill people, people do' . Teach them responsibility and respect for guns , knives and axes and they will see them as...
    21 replies | 600 view(s)
  • scoutgamer's Avatar
    22-06-2019, 06:01 PM
    scoutgamer replied to a thread Number of Leaders in Scouting Talk
    I'm taking a look at that ideal structure, and we're not there yet, but we're close (except only one unit per section, and we meet in a village...
    19 replies | 663 view(s)
  • nevynxxx's Avatar
    22-06-2019, 02:33 PM
    nevynxxx replied to a thread Number of Leaders in Scouting Talk
    Ah, I get you now! Oh yeah!
    19 replies | 663 view(s)
  • RisingStar's Avatar
    22-06-2019, 02:22 PM
    RisingStar replied to a thread Guns and society in Scouting Talk
    I don't think anyone equates Scouts or similar with gang culture, and I'm reasonably confident there is almost no overlap of membership whatever TSA...
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  • shiftypete's Avatar
    22-06-2019, 10:21 AM
    shiftypete replied to a thread Guns and society in Scouting Talk
    In 15+ years as a Leader we have done air rifle shooting at least once a year every year and I have never had one parent refuse permission or...
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  • shiftypete's Avatar
    22-06-2019, 10:17 AM
    shiftypete replied to a thread Number of Leaders in Scouting Talk
    We aim to always be sure to have 2 Leaders there for each weekly meeting. In order to do that in this modern world where everyone is busy that...
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  • Kev's Avatar
    21-06-2019, 11:11 PM
    Kev started a thread Anybody at Strategy? in Scouting Talk
    Here I am beeping cold in a field near Cirencester. Any other escouters here?
    5 replies | 291 view(s)
  • claire.shadbolt's Avatar
    21-06-2019, 10:18 PM
    Interesting. We do Shooting about twice a year. We had a permit holder but he let it slip a year ago. (I know that is not the technical term). ...
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  • Bushfella's Avatar
    21-06-2019, 10:13 PM
    Bushfella replied to a thread Guns and society in Scouting Talk
    Over 200 gun related crimes in the past year... Mind you, one of them was the kid I reported for threatening to shoot his mate...
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  • Rover's Avatar
    21-06-2019, 09:15 PM
    Oh yes permits my favourite subject. Everyone I have achieved has been a battle. Just heading into another battle over my canoe one. And I am even...
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  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    21-06-2019, 08:22 PM
    Its funny you should say that... As a volunteer/leader type... I just met with hill walking assessors from the neighbouring district (we don't...
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  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    21-06-2019, 07:57 PM
    pa_broon74 replied to a thread Guns and society in Scouting Talk
    Perhaps it's two-fold. Parents sort of understand how far apart a group like Nav's (or Scouts) is from out-and-out gun crime, and/or that they...
    21 replies | 600 view(s)
  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    21-06-2019, 07:49 PM
    pa_broon74 replied to a thread Number of Leaders in Scouting Talk
    That's not what I said. I said designing your leader team so they want to be there every week would be the way to go. (Although reading what I wrote...
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  • Bushfella's Avatar
    21-06-2019, 04:29 PM
    Bushfella replied to a thread Guns and society in Scouting Talk
    Just to be clear - Yes, over the years I have had kids whose parents refused to sign the shooting form on the grounds that guns were weapons and...
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  • Shaun's Avatar
    21-06-2019, 04:28 PM
    Shaun replied to a thread Guns and society in Scouting Talk
    We do Air Rifle shooting with the Scouts at the campsite on the range and we also do BB pistol shooting downstairs in an improvised range. If I...
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