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    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    On behalf of all the Escouts Management - Richard, Jon and Daniel, the Escouts Team - Rich, Matt, Phil, Mike, Craig, Barry and myself, The Moderation, awards and systems teams we would like to wish you a very happy Christmas, and all the best for the new year.

    Its been quite a year for :
    • We have seen another Ecamp
    • An increase in Hosting Bandwidth
    • Our 8th Birthday
    • We reported on the appointment of Bear Grylls as the 10th Chief Scout and Wayne Bulpitt as the 1st UK Chief Commissioner
    • Shortly after this exciting annoucement, Wayne agreed to do a Question and Answer session on Escouts. Wayne has been very diligent in answering questions and has used his blog on to advertise Escouts and the platform we provide for Scouters everywhere.
    • We had the first(to my knowledge) baby. Katy (Ashbourne_Akela) gave birth to her daughter Lorelai on 10/09/09 after 7 months of forum bets.
    • We suspended the hosting applications while we sought new team members to improve our services
    • In December, we launched our new integrated Hosting/Helpdesk solution and announced the addition of new team members.
    • We also announced that from January, The quantities in the Escouts: Hosting package will be doubled for the same fee you pay just now!
    So whats next for ? Who knows! More users, a better service and new services are the goal.
    Last edited by Richard; 21-12-2009 at 11:20 PM.

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    I'd just like to echo Gavin's wishes... Merry Christmas to you all.

    Its been great to become part of the Escouts Team, and I'm really looking forward to 2010 with Escouts! Thank you all for your contributions, posts etc, it makes great reading!


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    And on behalf of us folk a very Merry Christmas to you all too. Thanks for helping make the scouting internetworld such a very helpful, welcoming and friendly place

    Here's to 2010

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    Just to repeat what Gavin said - Merry Christmas everyone!

    It's a privilege for me to finish 2009 as a member of the team, and I am looking forward to what 2010 has in store.

    Have a great 2010 everyone
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    I could never be more grateful for this Forum than on a Tuesday morning at around 9am!

    I would like to thank Wayne for his incredible diligence in answering questions put to him. I have only asked one question, but it has been really refreshing to read his honest replies on so many current issues. For the first time in 5 years I feel that I really do have "a voice", and that my views will be heard by someone who can make a difference at a national level.

    A very merry Christmas to Wayne, to all the dedicated team, to my fellow GSLs over on the social group and to all eScouters.

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    Hi all

    I would like to echo what Gavin's posted, and thank everyone who's helped with Escouts in whatever way, no matter how small. The collective community is what makes Escouts beneficial to Scouting.

    By the way, we are open 24/7 as always over the festive period, though the support will depend on whos sober and when !!!

    Have a great one

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    By the way, we are open 24/7 as always over the festive period, though the support will depend on whos sober and when !!!
    So that'll be no service until the the 3rd of January then?

    Thanks for a great job guys!
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    Meery christmas to all on

    Especially to Wayne for answering everyones questions.

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    Thank to everyone who helps to keep running.

    It is one of my top Scouting tools, and I ensure I get a plug in on every adult leader training course I tutor.

    Merry Christmas to all my friends, and a Peaceful & Prosperous 2010
    Richard Sams "Doughboy"

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    Merry Christmas to Escouters everywhere and thanks for all the help, couldn't do it without you

    Neil Rowland
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    Let him follow with the others:
    For the young men's feet are turning to the camps of proved desire and known delight!

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    I love this place and all who post on it and who help to run it. I cannot say enough how much you have all helped me over the years. I hope that everyone has the Christmas and New Year they want, and that all your hopes and prayers are answered.....Thank you very much, from a very humble Raksha.

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    Thanks to Richard and Jon, thanks to all the team past and presant, all the mods and the overworked Gavin

    Also a big thanks to all you eScouters out there. Thanks for making this wonderful site possible

    A very merry chrristmas and a happy new year.

    By the way, how do you make perfect better

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    A big thank you to all the team for making it all happen.

    This site is a rare beast, a real on line community, or dare I say family. We have some great friends, interesting visitors, sensible debate, arguments and spats, a good laugh, a shoulder to cry on and an ear for a tricky problem.

    I don't see that anywhere else.

    Best of all its AD free.

    Merry Christmas.

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    Just to echo all the sentiment' posts may have been lower than average more recently but is great!

    Thanks to team for all they do....and to everyone have a great festive season whatever you are up to and a very Merry Chirstmas and Happy New year!!

    Off to meet up with some folk I was at school with tonight which should be great.....hope you've all got lots of good stuff planned!!
    Catch you all later,


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