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    A study into outdoor activities in Scouting between urban and rural groups

    Greetings forum, my name is James Aggett.
    I am currently a scout leader in Derbyshire, while at university, and have decided to do my dissertation on urban and rural scouting. Please could as many of you as possible fill in this online survey, it will only take 5 minutes and all participation will be much appreciated.

    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YKMGFHQ

    Thank you all!

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    Done

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    Hi

    You have an 'other' box to fill in for location, but when I fill that in, it thinks I haven't answered and won't let me go further..

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    Done, but a bit confused by the activities question. We regularily do a number of the activities but swap between them so don't do anything monthly.

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    I don't agree with your classing isn't edging rural the same as edging urban? I would say it is. Also know no scout group that does things monthly, yearly/termly yes, not monthly becomes to samey.

    Also your number of activities outside ranges crossover, as do miles.

    I hope it's just a pilot as tbh needs massive improvement.
    Last edited by marcush; 29-03-2013 at 01:30 PM.

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    Feed back I hope will help;

    Suburban best sums up our location as we edge both rural and urban areas.

    we do a lot of;

    Bushcraft

    Camping

    Widegames

    and weird stuff

    Which I would class as outdoor activities.

    I filled in most sections as I am a GSL.

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    Filled in, although you neglect to deal with cost as a factor in choosing activities, it's the number one consideration for us

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    Done

    I would also say the survey could do with some improvement

    Yorkshire does not really fall into any of the region categories, whilst North East is the best fit that is usually accepted to be the region around Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Newcastle including Northumberland.

    I would also have chose suburban as the best description for our location had that been an option

    I would not expect any Scout Section to regularly do the same activity more than once in a month. I think you would be better off asking how regularly they do each of the listed activities (so once a month, once a term, once a year or once every few years for example)

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    I started to do the survey but didn't complete it as the further I got into it, the more I felt that I couldn't really answer the questions you were asking!

    I would agree with many of the other comments one this thread. I think that we would best be described as a suburban group, but that wasn't an option. Cost is a critical factor for the activities you have listed but this was not an option. We do many of the activities listed (and a lot more besides!), but none more than once a month (that is why the Scouting Programme is a balanced programme ), so that rather skews the surveys results.
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    Completed the survey, our group does all the activities mentioned but not once a month! the cost would be astronimical, its usual about twice per term.

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    Done the survey, but had to tick "none" for the activities as we don't do any of them more than once a month. Hikes once or twice a term, stuff like climbing etc annually (usually on summer camp).

    Would describe the group as suburban (we are in an area which identifies itself as a village but its essentially a suburb of Bath, however we can be in fields within 5 mins walk)

    It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves

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    I have completed the questionnaire and, like others, I had some trouble with some of the questions. I have put Norfolk in South East England which is not really true but it seems better than East Midlands. We do many of the activities listed, some on a regular basis but not monthly.
    As Sea Scouts in the heart of the Norfok Broads, we do a lot of boating activities. In the summer we do these every week. It's really nice to be out on Wroxham Broad on a summer evening. However, we don't do it much in the winter at all. Its mighty chilly out there at the moment.

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    I would of used the classifications that most other places use , and in no particular order, SE, SW, EA, GL, WM, EM, Y&H, NE, NW.

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    Survey completed good luck
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