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    Happy 9th Birthday Escouts

    Today, 6th April 2010, in now 9 years old. Yes we are now old enough to be a Seconder in the Cubs and have our 3rd Joining in award!

    Although in 2001, Scouting was quick to start using this new fangled web thing, websites were cluttered with adverts and terrible webaddresses.

    helped change that.

    To quote Daniel "Richard Fairbairn had a Crazy Idea". I ran myself for 1 year, but it was in Spring 2002, when Jonathan Bloor offered to help, and we effectively split the UK. He hosted some, I hosted the others. The Escouts Team expanded and I left for 4 or 5 months, only to come back!! During that period Jonathan was determined that Escouts would continue, and funded the hosting himself.

    In 2002, we installed phpbb2 forum, which later became attached to Postnuke, later the forum got serious and we moved to vBulletin 3. We will be moving to vBulletin 4 soonish.

    Anyway I could ramble on, and on. But I would also like to thank Jonathan and Daniel Haigh for their continued financial loyalty the 'Teams' for all their hard work and absolutely everyone in whatever way has helped the ever expanding vehicle which is Escouts.

    Here is Escouts 9 years ago!!!:




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    looks very different. and wow 9 years.

    Rule 66. A map and compass offers no protection against getting horribly lost.

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    Thanks to all the team for creating and keeing this great site going for so long.
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    okay, Escouts has existed for over half my lifetime. This is a really unique and amazing thing.Hats off to those who fund it and run it!

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    Happy Birthday and many, many thanks to all the people behind the scenes who make it possible.
    If anyone is interested in seeing how has progressed over the years, you may want to take a look at The Internet Archive which keeps a virtual history of websites (some bits of the site haven't been archived, but it's fun to look at nevertheless!).
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    Wow, the archive of Escouts is really odd to scan through - it shows the hard work that has been put into developing the site.
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    Happy Birthday

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    The archive is so slow.

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    'Many Happy Returns'

    " I know you are nine but please don't leave the Hall without checking there is a responsible adult waiting in the 'vestibule'.....We don't want you getting lost ! "

    "If you are having a Party please don't ask all your 'escouts' chums as the cost of 'Party Bags' alone would bankrupt the Country"

    "No please don't worry about having some of 'those feelings' it's whats called the onset of 'Puberty'.........

    I am sending you a 'wee cheque'.

    Happy Birthday

    Dr.Stu..

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    Happy birthday and thanks for doing such a fantastic job
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    Woo, and long may it continue!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fmolesey View Post
    The archive is so slow.
    TARDISes do need some time to elapse whilst travelling through dimensions back in time!
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    Happy birthday.

    Well done on achieving your joining in 3 lol!
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    Happy 9th Birthday
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    here's to the next 9 years!
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