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  • wealdbrook's Avatar
    Today, 06:56 PM
    wealdbrook replied to a thread Adult badges in Scouting Talk
    I got a surprise Award of Merit on Saturday at our Renewal of Promises - definitely don't feel worthy but since it was all our fantastic Young...
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  • ASLChris's Avatar
    Today, 05:21 PM
    ASLChris replied to a thread Adult badges in Scouting Talk
    Well this thread came at a good time, as I got surprised with the Commendation for Good Service (as well as my 10-year service award) at our St...
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  • merryweather's Avatar
    Today, 04:31 AM
    merryweather replied to a thread Adult badges in Scouting Talk
    afaiaa, the long service awards come in 5 year intervals up to 30 years and then every 10 years thereafter. i think it's been proposed to change to...
    26 replies | 962 view(s)
  • merryweather's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:01 PM
    merryweather replied to a thread Adult badges in Scouting Talk
    so an award is decided by the DC? and if s/he is having a bad hair day.....? we surely don't run such a highly subjective award system, surely...
    26 replies | 962 view(s)
  • MattR's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:27 PM
    MattR replied to a thread Scout brand review in Scouting Talk
    I suppose if you're trying to sell something you don't believe in then making it look good is what it's all about. It could be that most people...
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  • Neil Williams's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:04 PM
    Washing them is much quicker!
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  • DKRSL's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:03 PM
    DKRSL replied to a thread Scout brand review in Scouting Talk
    I think the Basic and Advanced that I am talking about were before L1 and L2. However, I don't recall their feeling like that. We had to go back and...
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  • DKRSL's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:28 PM
    DKRSL replied to a thread Scout brand review in Scouting Talk
    To be fair, I'm talking from a Group with three long-serving section leaders, who gained their Wood Badges ages ago, so when I think "training" it's...
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  • mang21's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:27 PM
    mang21 replied to a thread Scout brand review in Scouting Talk
    Seems to me that the old system was a question of doing the course and getting the badge - even if you slept through most of it - as long as you were...
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  • Neil Williams's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:23 AM
    That's a waste of time, to be honest. We need people to apply skills in Scouting and the training should not serve any purpose outside that to avoid...
    237 replies | 19233 view(s)
  • wealdbrook's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:07 AM
    Validation is fine when the skills are things people can easily acquire in life outside Scouting (it does exist!) and those skills are directly...
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  • SteveF's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:02 AM
    SteveF replied to a thread Scout brand review in Scouting Talk
    The Appointment process says "An adult holding a Full Appointment may have unsupervised access to young people in accordance with The Scout...
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  • Neil Williams's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:10 AM
    They'd probably say "but you can validate it", which is a *bit* of a point, but doesn't deal with the idea that it is OK to have an entire Section or...
    237 replies | 19233 view(s)
  • DKRSL's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:44 AM
    DKRSL replied to a thread Scout brand review in Scouting Talk
    Hard to reply to that, because my experience was different. I was assuming that safeguarding etc. are essential, and it was more Scouting-specific...
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  • mang21's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:23 AM
    mang21 replied to a thread Scout brand review in Scouting Talk
    This ^^^^^^^ in JCB front loading shovel loads! I would love to sit one of the top training bods down and get them to come out with a definitive...
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  • Neil Williams's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:13 AM
    But it's not *that* training that's the issue. I think people are largely happy with the idea of Mod 1/3, Safety/Safeguarding (though I wish they'd...
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  • DKRSL's Avatar
    20-04-2018, 09:39 PM
    DKRSL replied to a thread Scout brand review in Scouting Talk
    I think it's more nuanced than that. The world has changed from one in which you Did Your Best to one in which training is expected for many things...
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  • roger-uk's Avatar
    20-04-2018, 09:31 PM
    roger-uk replied to a thread gorge walking in Explorer Scouts
    Try Derbyshire Scouts caving Team https://www.derbyshirescouts.org/activities/caving
    4 replies | 394 view(s)
  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    20-04-2018, 09:15 PM
    I would agree with this - up to a point. We've never ran any recruitment campaigns for kids either - we have for adults. The problem seems to be,...
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  • Neil Williams's Avatar
    20-04-2018, 08:32 PM
    The training system is utterly unfit for purpose and is a burden, not useful. It needs some serious thinning (and some missing things adding in).
    237 replies | 19233 view(s)
  • daveb123's Avatar
    20-04-2018, 08:00 PM
    daveb123 replied to a thread Adult badges in Scouting Talk
    With Good Service Awards a lot depends on the views of the DC which can be fortunate or unfortunate. Iím sure you could manage to complete the...
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  • DKRSL's Avatar
    20-04-2018, 07:31 PM
    DKRSL replied to a thread Scout brand review in Scouting Talk
    To be fair, my impression was that the Association made that change years back, realising that youth numbers were driven by adult numbers. That was...
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  • PaulE's Avatar
    20-04-2018, 07:16 PM
    PaulE replied to a thread Adult badges in Scouting Talk
    Yes, but you have to read them in the right order with #6 on your left.
    26 replies | 962 view(s)
  • JohnR's Avatar
    20-04-2018, 06:50 PM
    JohnR replied to a thread Adult badges in Scouting Talk
    Definitive answer! - where's the fun in that?
    26 replies | 962 view(s)
  • merryweather's Avatar
    20-04-2018, 06:31 PM
    merryweather replied to a thread Adult badges in Scouting Talk
    most of those i had to buy myself! never got presented with a 10-year long service badge.during the time i've been in my current group, no one has...
    26 replies | 962 view(s)
  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    20-04-2018, 05:18 PM
    I think before we concentrate on targeted marketing, we should be looking at what they face once they're in the door. 'Don't worry about the training...
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  • Neil Williams's Avatar
    20-04-2018, 04:47 PM
    One of the problems is that we are sort-of marketing to the wrong audience. We have plenty of YP - well in excess of demand in most locations, and...
    237 replies | 19233 view(s)
  • mang21's Avatar
    20-04-2018, 04:02 PM
    To be honest its no different to any scheme of this nature. You don't have to be in the right positions in business for too long to realise that any...
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  • shiftypete's Avatar
    20-04-2018, 03:58 PM
    shiftypete replied to a thread Adult badges in Scouting Talk
    You mean the link already posted in posts #3 & #6 ;)
    26 replies | 962 view(s)
  • Robin Hood's Avatar
    20-04-2018, 03:38 PM
    A report from the National Audit Office published, last year I think, gives an indication of just how poor a scheme this is. A series of private...
    3 replies | 430 view(s)
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