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  • big chris's Avatar
    Today, 11:17 AM
    Good luck Sent from my ONEPLUS A5010 using Tapatalk
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  • wealdbrook's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:10 PM
    We are just sending out a letter to advise that our Scout section is ceasing to meet - we have no adults prepared to be consistent leaders. We have...
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  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    13-09-2019, 03:26 PM
    I mean, I think there will be anecdotal evidence in all directions. For example, I could say our experience is the opposite of Pete's. Out of three...
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  • shiftypete's Avatar
    13-09-2019, 02:54 PM
    A few years ago I used to think like that. We had 3 out of 4 Section Leaders and the GSL in our Group and Unit all in their 60s or 70s and no likely...
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  • Bushfella's Avatar
    13-09-2019, 02:12 PM
    There are alternatives out there... Navigators does not suffer from this isue. However, I will grant that if we had 10,000 groups, we would need the...
    29 replies | 1308 view(s)
  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    13-09-2019, 11:56 AM
    If I had to rub my crystal ball... I think what'll happen is, the last of the old school leaders will disappear (that would be me). We'll leave,...
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  • marcush's Avatar
    13-09-2019, 10:24 AM
    I think the start of the downward turn has finally come (it's taken a time) The lack of leaders in many areas will start to impact the number of...
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  • Bushfella's Avatar
    13-09-2019, 06:49 AM
    Bushfella replied to a thread Joining Beavers in Scouting Talk
    Kids are funny - they don't care about the things that worry parents - mostly. Zipping up a coat will be well down the list of prorities for most...
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  • Hatman's Avatar
    12-09-2019, 11:58 PM
    Hatman replied to a thread Joining Beavers in Scouting Talk
    Our Beavers do all sorts of outdoor activities. Camping, hiking, boating, archery, climbing, rifle shooting, fire lighting, sitting round camp fires...
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  • big chris's Avatar
    12-09-2019, 10:10 PM
    big chris replied to a thread Troop Forum in Scouting Talk
    It's a version of project planning that you'll see in digital projects to design a minimum viable product for launch. Get a massive lstt of...
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  • claire.shadbolt's Avatar
    12-09-2019, 10:03 PM
    claire.shadbolt replied to a thread Troop Forum in Scouting Talk
    We did a variation of this tonight and it work really well. I could have easily carried on asking questions but time was ticking. We now now that...
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  • big chris's Avatar
    12-09-2019, 10:02 PM
    big chris replied to a thread Waterproof jacket in Scouting Talk
    Perfect. I wish every kid who turned up to a scout night had a jacket like that. Aim a bit bigger and it'll last. Honestly though. Chill out. ...
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  • Squidster's Avatar
    12-09-2019, 09:56 PM
    Squidster replied to a thread Waterproof jacket in Scouting Talk
    https://www.regatta.com/hipoint-str-iii-hotpnkvivac/?gclsrc=aw.ds&&gclid=Cj0KCQjw2efrBRD3ARIsAEnt0egfWCcNS-9eoJ-_vCbsebXvtXMONSsC-LU9SIOY6ZiqiA3eNxM6m...
    8 replies | 235 view(s)
  • big chris's Avatar
    12-09-2019, 09:21 PM
    big chris replied to a thread Waterproof jacket in Scouting Talk
    Buy big. Pad it out with a jumper in winter. You can get at least 18 months out of it. Sent from my ONEPLUS A5010 using Tapatalk
    8 replies | 235 view(s)
  • Squidster's Avatar
    12-09-2019, 09:17 PM
    Squidster replied to a thread Waterproof jacket in Scouting Talk
    I actually like that one :), in fact, I was just about to ask if Regatta is the best to go for? Yes, I will certainly make sure it has a hood,...
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  • Keith's Avatar
    12-09-2019, 09:06 PM
    Keith replied to a thread Joining Beavers in Scouting Talk
    I honestly think you're worrying too much about your daughter zipping up her coat. If your daughter is cold or it is raining I am sure that if she...
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  • big chris's Avatar
    12-09-2019, 09:02 PM
    big chris replied to a thread Waterproof jacket in Scouting Talk
    Spend up to 20 quid, no more. I wrote this a while ago: Waterproofs Remember the anoraks that we had as kids? Thin plastic, no insulation?...
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  • Neil Williams's Avatar
    12-09-2019, 08:54 PM
    Yeah I don't think I'd spend a fortune on something she is going to quickly grow out of.
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  • lakes_stu's Avatar
    12-09-2019, 08:50 PM
    lakes_stu replied to a thread Waterproof jacket in Scouting Talk
    Personally (and others may disagree), I would get a simple (and fairly cheap) waterproof shell like a pac-a-mac. This is waterproof but not warm, so...
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  • BenOfThe12th's Avatar
    12-09-2019, 06:30 PM
    Beavers do everything the other sections do, from simple games outside to fire lighting, camping, caving, archery to just getting muddy and having...
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  • Squidster's Avatar
    12-09-2019, 05:26 PM
    Since I got a couple of replies in my first thread telling me that Beavers do outdoor activities, I have now decided that its best to get my daughter...
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  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    12-09-2019, 02:46 PM
    Yup. We have a well-thought of guide provision in the village. But, as you say, the girls we got rejected the Guiding ethos. They wanted to do the...
    29 replies | 1308 view(s)
  • Kastor's Avatar
    12-09-2019, 12:58 PM
    Statistics are always in how you read them The Cub Pack numbers are up 12 on the year, which sounds good. However there are 49 new Groups,...
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  • Bushfella's Avatar
    12-09-2019, 12:16 PM
    Yet it always worked for us and the girls we had alwys stayed through Explorers. It is worth noting that the girls who came to us had rejected...
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  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    12-09-2019, 10:32 AM
    Interestingly, or not... We don't have any girls in our scout section. We have had in the past, but generally speaking it's not the norm. With us,...
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  • RisingStar's Avatar
    12-09-2019, 10:18 AM
    Couple of points... I do believe 25% girls, in our 9 groups that's probably pretty representative. I do, however get concerned that we are not...
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  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    12-09-2019, 09:59 AM
    While I wouldn't specifically rule out getting back to those numbers. The UK is not the same place it was in the 80's and neither is Scouts. In...
    29 replies | 1308 view(s)
  • Bushfella's Avatar
    12-09-2019, 07:54 AM
    Yes and no. A waiting list is a sign that you are doing well and are probably at capacity (hwever that is determined). However, a waiting list...
    29 replies | 1308 view(s)
  • ianw's Avatar
    12-09-2019, 07:50 AM
    In cubs it's 21% So not far from your 1 per six. Our Explorers are more like the census, something a bit greater than 1/3. Summer camp I think it...
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  • claire.shadbolt's Avatar
    12-09-2019, 07:44 AM
    I was an ASL in a Troop if 90% girls. It died a death as none of the boys wished to move up to it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    29 replies | 1308 view(s)
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