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  • shiftypete's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:19 PM
    Exactly, I know we have gay Explorers in our Unit, according to Rikki should I be forcing them to use the toilets of the opposite gender? Should they...
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  • shiftypete's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:48 PM
    I did the exact same thing, packed 4 pairs of trousersand the only time I wore trousers was my uniform trousers on the way to camp and on arrival at...
    71 replies | 3192 view(s)
  • shiftypete's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:34 PM
    shiftypete replied to a thread Meal Deposits in Scouting Talk
    Our Group has an annual Christmas meal and has done for decades. We have never have and would never use Group money for the meal, if a deposit needs...
    18 replies | 555 view(s)
  • recneps's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:24 PM
    Scout Summer Camp was a week in Cornworthy, Devon - at a beautiful green-field fronting onto a creek of the river Dart (Bow Creek) Activities...
    17 replies | 1121 view(s)
  • recneps's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:53 PM
    recneps replied to a thread Meal Deposits in Scouting Talk
    I fully agree that the amount should be sensible. In all honesty, if leaders (or other GEC members) are trying to claim an excessive amount then...
    18 replies | 555 view(s)
  • recneps's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:43 PM
    I doubt it somehow. I dont want to say any more as the individuals could, in theory, identify themselves. - - - Updated - - - There is a...
    39 replies | 5289 view(s)
  • bernwood's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:41 PM
    bernwood replied to a thread World Challenge Award in Scouts
    For point 2 and3 - we joined up with the Tidy Village Day and also volunteered the cubs at a local pony show where we put up all the fences, handed...
    4 replies | 121 view(s)
  • merryweather's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:19 PM
    merryweather replied to a thread Meal Deposits in Scouting Talk
    let me be clear, i have no issue per se with group funds being used towards tokens of appreciation for the efforts of leaders, trustees, parents,...
    18 replies | 555 view(s)
  • Dr_Pepper's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:18 PM
    Minibuses is a great topic on escouts. Never let the easy answer get in the way of a massive thread! I'm more concerned about someone buying...
    39 replies | 5289 view(s)
  • richardnhunt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:11 PM
    richardnhunt replied to a thread Meal Deposits in Scouting Talk
    We had a lovely surprise this year after a wet greenfield cub camp - a donation restricted to us taking the team out for dinner fro, a former cub....
    18 replies | 555 view(s)
  • richardnhunt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:06 PM
    richardnhunt replied to a thread World Challenge Award in Scouts
    I personally think it's really badly written. Trying to work out the difference 2 & 3 at scout age is hard. 7 feels like a badge in itself. Like many...
    4 replies | 121 view(s)
  • Tony Ransley's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:00 PM
    If any of our toilets are left messy that would upset Rachael, if Rachael is upset Red Six becomes vengeful I suppose Darwin's law applies, Varys and...
    67 replies | 1884 view(s)
  • ianw's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:22 PM
    ianw replied to a thread No more boys and girls in The Lounge
    I suspect that observation is, like many British boys (and adults, to be fair) having a wee, wide of the mark. Then the seat has wee on it, so the...
    67 replies | 1884 view(s)
  • MattR's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:11 PM
    MattR replied to a thread No more boys and girls in The Lounge
    Wow, British boys must have better aim than American boys. :) Over here while camping women get really upset when they see boys walking out of...
    67 replies | 1884 view(s)
  • Rikki01's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:10 PM
    Rikki01 replied to a thread No more boys and girls in The Lounge
    The question was a little bit silly. A man dressed as a woman is not the same as a gay man. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    67 replies | 1884 view(s)
  • Neil Williams's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:04 PM
    It's not, because the term is used with unisex meaning in youth culture. Don't care to answer the rest? :)
    67 replies | 1884 view(s)
  • ianw's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:28 PM
    ianw replied to a thread Meal Deposits in Scouting Talk
    Last year me and another leader went and did a one night recce of campsites in the Peak District. Got up at early o clock Saturday, drove to Matlock,...
    18 replies | 555 view(s)
  • Ker-stee's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:52 PM
    Ker-stee replied to a thread World Challenge Award in Scouts
    Thank you. The troop only started two years ago and the previous leader didn't do any Challenge badges so i'm needing to get some in so that my...
    4 replies | 121 view(s)
  • Kev's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:23 PM
    Kev replied to a thread World Challenge Award in Scouts
    This is something I keep meaning to do myself and I have had a few quick looks. Local councils appear to keep track of voluntary groups in their...
    4 replies | 121 view(s)
  • Ker-stee's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:22 PM
    Ker-stee replied to a thread [Open] Unable to update signature in Forum Support
    How dare you have other things to do!!
    3 replies | 309 view(s)
  • Ker-stee's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:20 PM
    It looks like such a great weekend, but I feel it's just a bit too far to offer to Scouts for the weekend.... Probably be at least 4 hours on a coach
    3 replies | 230 view(s)
  • Mallah's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:07 PM
    Enough of this how many leaders malarkey - Is the baby who was about to be born in the OP now in Cubs?
    39 replies | 5289 view(s)
  • Ker-stee's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:55 PM
    Ker-stee started a thread World Challenge Award in Scouts
    Hi all, I (Like everyone else) am starting to look to next terms programme. It's lead me once again to look at the World Challenge Award, but...
    4 replies | 121 view(s)
  • Rikki01's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:30 PM
    Rikki01 replied to a thread No more boys and girls in The Lounge
    I though the term 'guy' derived from Guy Fawkes - a male. How sexist of you Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    67 replies | 1884 view(s)
  • recneps's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:15 PM
    recneps replied to a thread Meal Deposits in Scouting Talk
    Our GEC consists both of leaders, and of non-leaders. The non-leaders are the ones who are most supportive of the idea of thanking the leaders...
    18 replies | 555 view(s)
  • daveb123's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:58 AM
    daveb123 replied to a thread Meal Deposits in Scouting Talk
    I think that as you say you need to be careful. We have previously discussed adults attending camps for free on the basis that the camp would not...
    18 replies | 555 view(s)
  • merryweather's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:47 AM
    merryweather replied to a thread Meal Deposits in Scouting Talk
    of course. the issue for me here is not approving expenditure per se but the question of oversight. my GEC did little if any formal approving of...
    18 replies | 555 view(s)
  • recneps's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:12 AM
    recneps replied to a thread Meal Deposits in Scouting Talk
    A lot of the issue can be resolved by having a clear budget, and clear expense policy right from the start so people know what is and isn't...
    18 replies | 555 view(s)
  • merryweather's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:58 AM
    merryweather replied to a thread Meal Deposits in Scouting Talk
    the amount isn't the issue. the GSL could spend practically any amount he wished from funds but in general he would refer such matters to the GEC....
    18 replies | 555 view(s)
  • recneps's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:33 AM
    We do swimming midweek. The last full day is always pack away patrol sites (leaving just patrol tents standing) in the morning, then an afternoon at...
    71 replies | 3192 view(s)
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