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  • shiftypete's Avatar
    Today, 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...
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  • Kastor's Avatar
    Today, 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...
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  • Kastor's Avatar
    Today, 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...
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  • Nik Bartlett's Avatar
    Today, 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...
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  • Big George's Avatar
    Today, 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...
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  • RisingStar's Avatar
    Yesterday, 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.
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  • MikeIOW's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:04 PM
    Thanks for your thoughts. I too have severe doubts about removing the practice, combining the supervisor/assessor role. Sure, we can still...
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  • Matt Donnelly's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:52 PM
    1/ Disagree - each group is an independent educational charity. Whether they are registered or not with the Charity Commission they are still...
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  • richardnhunt's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:42 PM
    Agms is the one I would disagree with changing - we need to up our governance game, not downgrade it. District leaders meetings - I don’t think...
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  • shiftypete's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:37 PM
    Exactly how do you think they do that? What magic ways of identifying those who would like to get up to no good that us mere mortals who actually put...
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  • Nik Bartlett's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:58 PM
    The Appointments committee serves a very useful purpose keeping the creepy riff-raff out of Scouting. Just because they come back with a squeaky...
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  • ASLChris's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:10 PM
    Annual reports can - and should - operate as recruitment material. I specifically designed ours this year to be used as that, and it only cost 200...
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  • Neil Williams's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:18 PM
    While Groups with their own HQs need to be fully fledged charities, for the majority of them that don't I think we do need to look at a significant...
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  • SteveF's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:33 PM
    SteveF replied to a thread Streamlining scouting in Scouting Talk
    I am not convinced that Appointments Advisory Committees achieve much really. I think that for new Leaders it is useful to get them to commit to...
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  • johnL's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:17 PM
    johnL replied to a thread Streamlining scouting in Scouting Talk
    I think AGM's are mandated by POR - not the Charities Acts - so that could be changed (not very quickly though) -- and at the same time do away with...
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  • shiftypete's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:58 AM
    AGM's are a legal requirement and we need to have the officer posiions and elected trustees appointed. (BTW they don't approve the accounts the Exec...
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  • Big George's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:04 AM
    If I read the changes correctly the supervisor/assessor has to be an accredited assessor. You can't have a supervisor act as the assessor but you can...
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  • chubbchubb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:06 AM
    Just remember all of the changes are optional you an still do them all or pick and choose. Personally at school where I do DOFE we are getting rid of...
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  • Keith at 2M's Avatar
    19-10-2018, 11:32 PM
    There's an interesting thread on Facebook I thought I would expand upon. We all seem to suffer from diminishing amounts of spare time yet...
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  • Big George's Avatar
    19-10-2018, 10:35 PM
    We use it as an opportunity to develop their skills, work on their confidence etc. They make mistakes, we give feedback, they learn for next time....
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  • bluesam3's Avatar
    19-10-2018, 10:19 PM
    Frankly, I don't think I've ever seen a bronze presentation that wasn't entirely tacked on as a box-ticking exercise, so I'm not sure there's much...
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  • Big George's Avatar
    19-10-2018, 08:13 PM
    I think the days of presentations are numbered. When they changed so presentations no longer had a report made on it the pressure to do a good report...
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  • dralphs's Avatar
    19-10-2018, 06:43 PM
    I can understand Indoor accommodation where there is a need due to disability or similar, but some of the reason given for its use in the trial...
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  • Big George's Avatar
    19-10-2018, 04:55 PM
    I'd been aware of the trial though I've never taken advantage of any changes. Having run DofE with scouts for a few years now I never knew they could...
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  • Keith's Avatar
    19-10-2018, 04:25 PM
    Keith replied to a thread DofE Bronze changes in Explorer Scouts
    I quite like DofE, but I also dislike it, mainly when it's done in schools as "something for the CV". I started helping out for DofE through...
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  • MikeIOW's Avatar
    19-10-2018, 03:54 PM
    Hi all, Not sure if anyone here spotted recent changes to bronze DofE announced by the organisation?...
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  • Bushfella's Avatar
    19-10-2018, 02:12 PM
    Trying something new - We are sponsoring a Total Sports project, funded through the Lottery. Two paid leaders for an academic year. Hopefully we...
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  • ianw's Avatar
    19-10-2018, 01:51 PM
    Tap tap tap....hello?
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  • scoutadelic's Avatar
    17-10-2018, 06:06 PM
    Episode 3/5
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  • Neil Williams's Avatar
    17-10-2018, 05:57 PM
    In theory our District would withdraw support e.g. for recruitment, and would not rule out founding another nearby Group rather than e.g. helping...
    39 replies | 1919 view(s)
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