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    100 registered members

    I don't know how many of you have noticed that we are up to 100 members. Welcome Derek.
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    Thanks Dave,

    Yep we now have 100 forum users and 215 hosting accounts
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    215 accounts?

    It was 194 last week?

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    Well, yep, but as we discussed there are a few inactive accounts to remove
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    So it'll probably end up about 205 - 208 maybe.

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    Well, as a newcomer to registering on Escouts, I thought I'd introduce myself...

    I'm Iain Buchanan, 22, and come from Solihull (that bit next to Birmingham where everyone runs round like headless chickens if you associate it with our 2nd city neighbour for some unknown reason!).

    Scouting started at the ripe old age of 6 and with Beavers at 1st Chelmsley Wood. If I remember correctly, back than Beavers weren't actually part of The Scout Association, rather a separate "bolt-on" to some Groups - hence the day-glo blue neckers.

    I moved up to Cubs at the age of 8, and left after getting my one year star, and re-joined (dragging my younger brother with me) the night I would have got my second year star.

    This was towards the end of 1991/start of 1992 - just as the Cub "Arrow" system was being replaced. Because I'd got my Bronze arrow, and covered most of the work for the silver arrow, I was told I should do the Gold arrow. Others had worked on their Silver Adventure Crests in my absence, so were now working on their Gold Adventure Crest Awards. This made me one of the last in the country to get the Gold Arrow.

    I then moved onto Scouts, had a great 5 years, and really got into hiking and camping. Completed the Six Summits, the Chase Walk (twice), the 18 mile version of the Cotswold Marathon (twice), and was out walking most weekends (when I wasn't camping) for 6 months of the year, and camping a good 6-8 times a year. I did some service with the Cubs, and then with Beavers as the BSL was by herself at the time.

    Then came Ventures. 1st Chelmsley didn't have a Unit at the time, so I went to 1st Marston Green and Aluric VSU. I was there for about three years and convinced to become secretary on the Unit Exec. I continued to help down at 1st Chelmsley's Beavers whilst a Member of Aluric. I then created my first "Scouting" based website. 1st Chelmlsey Wood were ready to start up its Unit again, and I moved back to help with this, as an "experienced" Venture. We restarted under the Group's historic name for Ventures, Aluric.

    Unfortunatley, work struck and I missed a good 12 months of Ventures. Work meant that I was leaving at 5 in the morning and returning anywhere between 8 and midnight. I then moved to London for a short while, before coming back with a new job based in Birmingham city centre. This made the whole travelling thing a lot easier, and I planned on returning to the Unit.

    Instead of returning as a Member, however, I was asked to return as the VSL's number two. Two years down the line, the VSL became SL, and remaining as AVSL I took the reigns of the Unit. This was probably the most difficult task I've ever faced as Unit Members were dropping like flies in protest to the Unit's days being numbered by HQ's "Explorers" and "Network." At the time, the Unit was predominantley older Unit, with all Members being 17+ bar one.

    I was one of a group of VSL/AVSLs (and 1st Chelmsley's Adult Traning Leader) involved in spearheading the setup of Explorers within our District (Solihull North). Over a period of 6 months we put the cogs in place, and Explorers started in September of last year. We now have two Units - Columbus Explorer Scout Unit and Vengeance Explorer Sea Scout Unit. Columbus has two "Bases," or meeting nights and locations, and I am ESL of the Chelmsley Wood Base.

    I'm also the District Explorer Scout Administrator for Solihull North, and have setup a website at http://www.soliexplorers.co.uk for our Members & Leadership teams. The site isn't hosted on Escouts, but that's because I have my own dedicated server - otherwise it most definatley would be hosted here!

    Away from all things Scouting, I'm an IT consultant (or techie) for a large communications company, specialising in server & platform support and networking.

    Well, that's me! I look forward to chatting with you all at some point!
    Iain Buchanan
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    DESA, Solihull North District Explorer Scouts

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    Well then thought I would post here to introduce myself.

    I am David Tennant, 19, of Monifieth in Scotland. I started Scouting when I was taken to beavers when I was 6 at 1st Monifieth Scout Group.

    I then moved up to Cub Scouts at 8 in the same scout group and became a seconder then a sixer. Achieved most of the interesting activity badges while there including the cook badge. If I remember correctly i smelted something onto the cooker during that.

    I moved up to Scouts at the age of 10 and stayed there for a further five years. Had a great time and did alot of things I wouldnt normally get to do.

    When I got to the end of Scouts it was time for Ventures, again still in Monifieth. The first six months were great and we did plenty but then our leader left and it has been a bit on and off since.

    About the same time I started venutres I started helping at Cubs for "6 Months" and I'm still there. I'm now the ACSL and just gained my warrant. Now I am also the webmaster for Angus Area Scouts and am also the Voice for Young People Rep on the Area Exec Committe.

    Outside Scouting I work in Tesco pushing trolleys and serving ppl and Study Internet and Communication Technologies at Uni.

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    Bit late, but better than never

    I am Marcus Coupe, 19 from Rotherham (next to Sheffield) in Yorkshire, England. I started scouting when the local cub leader visited me the day after my 8th Birthday (she lived on my street). Was a cub with a very small gorup (ie: 3 cubs at one point) and managed to go straight to sixer. Got most of the badges (but just about no activity badges) and then moved on to Scouts.

    The Scouts were dying at the group (we were in a rough area and people wouldn't come because they thought they would get beaten up at the time) and so unfortunately the Group (15th Rotherham) Shut in 1994. That's when I joined the group I'm at now, the first group in the area to take girls, so my sister was there too and they've hooked me cause I've been there ever since.

    Scouts was great with lots of activities and I eventually completed the Chief Scouts' Award and the challenge (thanks to a couple of helpful sheep I might add :-D )

    After that I moved to a venture group in the district and then a Uni one in Sheffield (who kicked me out when they turned into explorers :-( ) I now am an ACSL at the 46th Cubs, a Network Member in SHeffield and Treasurer of the Sheffield StinGS SSAGO club (formed this year)

    Having a great time and scouting is a great experience. But it takes over (I'm soon to be an Explorer leader at the 46th too :-) )

    Finally, I think my most memorablr scouting experience must have been the World Scout Jamboree uin 1999 in Chile. it was amazing to see soo many people form all over the world, united by scouting. Roll on 2007!

    PS: I study Chemical Engineering at Sheffield University on the side :-D
    Chaos, Panic, Disorder... My Work Here Is Done

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    (Please note that these responses are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of any of the institutions to which I am linked)

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    I wouldn't want to know what you are thanking some sheep for though ....
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    One or two folk throw their hands up in horror when they see my name. cant think why..

    I'm Ewan Scott, apparently an old man here at 45. I was a wolf Cub at 24th Bearsden (Wednesday nights if I recall..). I moved to Airdrie when I should have gone to Scouts. Didn't like the company there so didn't go. Which is sad because my Mum and dad were both Leaders there in the 1950s (2nd Airdrie (Wellwynd)).

    I did outdoor activities at school and later just walked for fun.

    My son was in Beavers, then Cubs, and when time came to join Scouts he asked if I'd be a Leader. No way, said I. I shortly joined 5th Hudds Skelmanthorpe. Then after a taste of internal politics resigned. I was then asked to join 7th Hudds. Clayton West. I had three Scouts on mys first night. We now have substantially more :-)

    I have trained to be able to provide activities and hold Kayak authorisation, Climbing, Archery, and Canal Boat authorisation. I am also the administrator for the County Pioneer Camp, and contact for DoE (but maybe not for long, any volunteers?)

    My wife says I need to learn how to say , No! But under my grey, balding head and slowling wrinking skin lies a teenager fighting adulthood every inch of the way. Scouts is about the best weapon I've got against old age :-)

    Ewan Scott

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    Hi I'm 23 year old Allan Thomson. I was a cub, Scout and then a Venture. Currently I'm a warrented cub leader, and until recently was with a Venture Scout unit called TO Fisher. Now I'm a Scout Network member. I am studying A levels at an FE college to either do Medicine or Paramedic Science at Uni, because due to my kidneys I couldn't get a commision in the Royal Marines. I am also a member of St Johns Ambulance, and enjoy various outdoor activities. I also like Reading. I think thats everything that I can be bothered to put down for the moment. Hope to hear from some of you soon
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    Well let's go:

    I am 16 and I run the '20th Harrogate & Peyton ESU Online'. I have been doing it since I was about 13 when I ran a website espescially for the groups visit to America, and I just never stopped.

    I am a member of the Peyton ESU (which is officially not part of the 20th, but it practically is) and I also help out at Cubs.

    I have nearly finished my GCSEs and I will be starting my A Levels in September, hopefully I will be able to fit some scouting in.
    Visit 20th Harrogate & Peyton ESU Online at www.harrogate20th.escouts.org.uk. Post Links to your own site, read all our latest news , visit Interactive & Games and Visit Resources for Activities for your group.

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    Ok Ok guess it's my go now :?

    I'm Peter Smith, and in the process of becoming Assistant Scout Leader at 2nd Harlington Scout Troop, I have been involved in scouting since I was 15 when introduced by a friend to 6th Hillingdon Scouts.

    I work on my own as a PC Consultant and also try and keep the group's website up and running which can be a task when the GSL can't find his A*%% with both hands a compass and a map with a route card

    If there's anything else ya want to know you've all got me email so feel free to mail me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ewan Scott
    One or two folk throw their hands up in horror when they see my name. cant think why..

    I'm Ewan Scott, apparently an old man here at 45. I was a wolf Cub at 24th Bearsden (Wednesday nights if I recall..). I moved to Airdrie when I should have gone to Scouts. Didn't like the company there so didn't go. Which is sad because my Mum and dad were both Leaders there in the 1950s (2nd Airdrie (Wellwynd)).

    I did outdoor activities at school and later just walked for fun.

    My son was in Beavers, then Cubs, and when time came to join Scouts he asked if I'd be a Leader. No way, said I. I shortly joined 5th Hudds Skelmanthorpe. Then after a taste of internal politics resigned. I was then asked to join 7th Hudds. Clayton West. I had three Scouts on mys first night. We now have substantially more :-)

    I have trained to be able to provide activities and hold Kayak authorisation, Climbing, Archery, and Canal Boat authorisation. I am also the administrator for the County Pioneer Camp, and contact for DoE (but maybe not for long, any volunteers?)

    My wife says I need to learn how to say , No! But under my grey, balding head and slowling wrinking skin lies a teenager fighting adulthood every inch of the way. Scouts is about the best weapon I've got against old age :-)

    Ewan Scott
    Nothing wroung with being 45! I should know. Us 45 year old's should stick together!
    As for Scouts being the best weapon against old age I couldn't agree more. (Don't know whether Jon would agree after his hike the other week, I presume he still has the use of his legs?!).I'm doing more now than ever. If it wasn't for Scouts I'd be a couch /PC potato.
    all in all it is just another brick in the wall

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    Hi all, my name is Nick Wood and I'm the scout Leader and 'acting' GSL for 1st Stoke-on-Trent & Newcastle, St. Andrew's Porthill Scouts - 1st Porthill if you want the short version! I also run and maintain the Group's website.
    I've been a Cub, Scout, Venture and now a leader. I'm also a Queen's Scout - 1 of only 4 we've had in our Group in fact.

    All the best

    Nick

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