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  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    Today, 10:28 AM
    Parents claiming not to know who leaders are, says more about them than it does about leaders. Is what I think...
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  • shiftypete's Avatar
    Today, 10:21 AM
    For Beavers and Cubs we make clear parents have to come in and hand their child over to a leader and ensure the Leader is happy they have enough...
    3 replies | 132 view(s)
  • pa_broon74's Avatar
    Today, 10:19 AM
    I think a lot of groups and leaders are already severely paring down what they do. None of what's been suggested in the first post is out of the...
    27 replies | 744 view(s)
  • Bushfella's Avatar
    Today, 10:18 AM
    On appointments commitee. Without the ASC... I'm a Group in need of Leaders. Chap turns up and voluteers to help. He has a clear DBS, we get...
    27 replies | 744 view(s)
  • dragonhhjh's Avatar
    Today, 09:30 AM
    I think a lot of this depends on how you package an AGM. We've tried a few different methods over the years and those that yield the most results (in...
    27 replies | 744 view(s)
  • Bushfella's Avatar
    Today, 07:11 AM
    I handed our accounts to our DT and he looked at me in disbelief. " What am I supposed to do with these?" It was only when I was DDC and visitng...
    27 replies | 744 view(s)
  • Matt Donnelly's Avatar
    Today, 06:58 AM
    Regarding guilting the lily - the same applies to nights away and activity assessors, and AACs for that matter. There does seem to be a problem with...
    27 replies | 744 view(s)
  • Matt Donnelly's Avatar
    Today, 06:53 AM
    To build on shiftypete's link, you may wish to look at the Adult's Personal File to understand the training scheme and the modules you wiill need to...
    4 replies | 116 view(s)
  • richardnhunt's Avatar
    Today, 06:25 AM
    Start with how many hours do we have to train a novice leader and then spend those hours accordingly think about what actually makes a difference...
    27 replies | 744 view(s)
  • Mark W's Avatar
    Today, 06:21 AM
    Talk to your Training Advisor , talk to your District Explorer Scout Commissioner, take it from there.
    4 replies | 116 view(s)
  • SteveF's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:35 PM
    SteveF replied to a thread Streamlining scouting in Scouting Talk
    Most of the modules require the Leader to actually do something practical to validate. I think that perhaps some of the validation requirements...
    27 replies | 744 view(s)
  • ASLChris's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:48 PM
    They're just photos I got from leaders across the District (though mainly about 2-3 groups) - it shouldn't be that hard for other Districts to...
    27 replies | 744 view(s)
  • richardnhunt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:43 PM
    So the first thing is to make the exec mean something. To own the groups mission (does the Group have a mission?) to not treat it as a chore and to...
    27 replies | 744 view(s)
  • RisingStar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:52 PM
    Ours does, and won't take no for an answer (after 2 groups separately ran into financial issues, one wasn't collecting subs and another authorised...
    27 replies | 744 view(s)
  • Keith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:38 PM
    Keith replied to a thread Knowing the cub leader in Cub Scouts
    When we have parents joining our closed Facebook group we have three set questions they are asked - one of our new parents thought I was the GSL.
    3 replies | 132 view(s)
  • johnL's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:37 PM
    johnL replied to a thread Streamlining scouting in Scouting Talk
    I don't know the answer to the question - but the number of Groups who post returns / accounts late to their Charity Registrar indicates that there...
    27 replies | 744 view(s)
  • boballan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:26 PM
    Had a really strange occurrence at cubs this week. We were doing basic CPR/defibrillator usage and, due to the number of youngsters (21) and the...
    3 replies | 132 view(s)
  • Keith at 2M's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:52 PM
    Chris - I think you're being unrealistic - your report is beyond the capabilities of many people - just the quality of the photos alone makes it...
    27 replies | 744 view(s)
  • Bushfella's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:39 PM
    1/ Since departing TSA attendance at our AGM has been quite remarkable - we also encourage young people to attend. 2/ Report is down to a one page...
    27 replies | 744 view(s)
  • ASLChris's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:27 PM
    TBH, I see AACs as a CMA-type activity more than anything else. - - - Updated - - - Then rather than getting rid of such things, we should...
    27 replies | 744 view(s)
  • Keith at 2M's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:01 PM
    Rich, I'm in complete agreement with the need to up governance - IMHO Scouting is an accident waiting to happen on so many fronts. I'm just not sure...
    27 replies | 744 view(s)
  • shiftypete's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:59 PM
    If you have completed getting started then you should have completed a personal learning plan with your training advisor so in theory you should know...
    4 replies | 116 view(s)
  • wealdbrook's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:00 PM
    First question - what experience have you had in Scouting? Second question - what do you see as the main challenges for you being an AESL/ESL? ...
    4 replies | 116 view(s)
  • Clairefxo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:54 PM
    Hello. Is anyone currently training to be an explorer leader? Just looking for someone to maybe bounce ideas off whoís in the same boat! Iíve...
    4 replies | 116 view(s)
  • shiftypete's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:11 AM
    If we were ging to streamline anything I would streamline the training. I am sure it puts some people off from volunteering currently. I have...
    27 replies | 744 view(s)
  • Kastor's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:04 AM
    Kastor replied to a thread Streamlining scouting in Scouting Talk
    We used to do the big "event" type AGM with presentations and BBQ but it just became too much effort. A large number of the parents just turned up...
    27 replies | 744 view(s)
  • Kastor's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:53 AM
    Kastor replied to a thread DofE Bronze changes in Explorer Scouts
    I just view this as DofE dumbing it all down so they can get more schools signed up as they want the increase in participation (money). Not much...
    12 replies | 362 view(s)
  • Nik Bartlett's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:51 AM
    You've answered the question yourself - it should provide a nice 3rd party independent suitability assessment of the individual that has been put...
    27 replies | 744 view(s)
  • Big George's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:24 AM
    I agree, there are many job or university interviews that have presentations of some sort out there. But then the expedition does allow them the have...
    12 replies | 362 view(s)
  • RisingStar's Avatar
    20-10-2018, 09:43 PM
    I think doing a good presentation confidently is likely to be far more valuable in many roles later in life than doing a walk but there you go.
    12 replies | 362 view(s)
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