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    Quote Originally Posted by johnmcmahon View Post
    The nicest thing I can say is ….. "Wife".
    Don't you mean wife on Mars?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    Don't you mean wife on Mars?
    Is that out of violence range?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    Don't you mean wife on Mars?
    I'll tell 'er, then you'll be in trouble! (rather you than me).

    Merry Christmas from 'er indoors (and from me outdoors).

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    John, I'm only dancing.

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    I used to complain about it not being worth organising camps & trips away, because we couldn't get the attendance.

    Organised a weekend away for the Easter break, and all bar two are going.

    Bit of a surprise... I didn't think we'd get he minimum booking number for the centre we're staying at...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pa_broon74 View Post
    I used to complain about it not being worth organising camps & trips away, because we couldn't get the attendance.

    Organised a weekend away for the Easter break, and all bar two are going.

    Bit of a surprise... I didn't think we'd get he minimum booking number for the centre we're staying at...
    Build it and the will come.............................................. ..................

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    My missus works with another leader in my district, whose kids have been my explorers. The leader described me to her as "forthright" and "knows his mind". Hmmm, forthright: "direct and outspoken", or "(too) honest or direct in behaviour". Hmmm. I'd never seen myself that way. I mean, obviously I'm honest. Like any good scout. I guess this might mean I usually have an opinion and usually don't hold back in saying it? Maybe that's fair. I blame
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    Our cub leader was talking to a dad of one of my scout's at a school thing...

    Apparently - and I forget exactly what they were talking about, I think it was when we were doing knife work toward the end of last year. The Scout was telling his dad what was going on and his Dad queried some of the things he was being told and suggested he might come and speak to me about it. The Scout apparently said; "Oh no, you can't question the wise man..."

    I'm pretty sure he was being sarcastic...

    It does make you wonder what they go home and tell their parents though. Two weeks ago, we had a Burn's night - bit of haggis, but mostly fire lighting activities. Scouts set a fair sized fire outside and at one point were running round it waving sticks (some flaming) in the air chanting my name.

    It was reminiscent of Lord of the Flies. Although I note, when the kids in the book were doing that, they were chanting 'kill the beast'. Eventually (in the book mind), they did go on to kill another boy who in their fervour, they mistook for the beast.

    I mean I'm fine, but I locked myself in my van just in case...


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    Quote Originally Posted by pa_broon74 View Post
    It does make you wonder what they go home and tell their parents though. Two weeks ago, we had a Burn's night - bit of haggis, but mostly fire lighting activities. Scouts set a fair sized fire outside and at one point were running round it waving sticks (some flaming) in the air chanting my name.

    It was reminiscent of Lord of the Flies. Although I note, when the kids in the book were doing that, they were chanting 'kill the beast'. Eventually (in the book mind), they did go on to kill another boy who in their fervour, they mistook for the beast.

    I mean I'm fine, but I locked myself in my van just in case...
    #normalforscotland

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    Risk: Being mistaken for the beast in a Lord of the Flies style ritual
    Likelihood: Higher than you'd think
    Mitigation: Lock yourself in car until the fire dies down or parents collect
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    Got described as "forthright" by a local leader in another section whose kids are in Explorers.

    I blame

    I'm sure they meant it in a good way.
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    I've been described (by a DC) as a strong leader. I've never been able to work out if it was a compliment or a condemnation.

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    We rent our hall from a church.

    Had an email today saying that "a strip light bulbhas vanished from the first light in the hall, can anyone can shed some lighton this?"

    I responded that I am completely in the dark about it …………

    I went pun-blind after that. Anyone?


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    We had a similar email about one of the lights in the hall we meet at, the tone was very much assuming we had done something to it (the lights are relatively new and certainly shouldn't have had a bulb fail yet) despite the fact that we only allow sponge balls to be used for balls games (there are stained glass windows above head height) and a sponge ball shouldn't be able to break these lights and they are so high up nothing else would get near them.

    If we had done it then we would have let them know we had and offered to pay to fix it as we have done in the past when we broke some of the old lights on occasion.

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    Five years without any invites to school galas and we get three in one day...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushfella View Post
    Five years without any invites to school galas and we get three in one day...
    How'd you manage that?

    I emailed all the local primary schools about a fortnight ago, asking them to email out a PDF of a Beaver poster to the parents of all their 6-8yo pupils.

    I also asked the nearest (my own former primary) if I could put up a stall at their school fair in June, in return for a consideration to the school's funds.

    ...no replies. >_>
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