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    'Lively'

    We went to the local RNLI station last night, they posted a picture of us all on their FB page, describing the colony as 'very lively', a euphemism for wouldn't sit down and stop talking for longer than 2 minutes at a time
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    Sounds good to me! Far rather have a bunch of kids that are enthusiastic about their time (in my case in Cubs) than ones that are cowed into feeling they have to be seen and not heard etc. Obviously there are limits and I'm sure we all have our "Smiffy" that is sent to us to remind us where the limit of that tolerance shouldn't extend etc....
    Does anyone know what's going on?

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    Excellent. I once had the PGL instructors decribe my troop as 'feral', which I thought was a bit extreme!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epona View Post
    Excellent. I once had the PGL instructors decribe my troop as 'feral', which I thought was a bit extreme!
    That's a complement

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    A good few years ago now but we took our Troop and Unit from our summer camp to a Guide activity centre for a days activities. The (male) instructors on the climbing wall described our group as the most fun and bonkers group they had all summer after playing 'gladitor' chase type activity and our Scouts developing the tactic of jumping at the other climber to get their 'tail' in a kamikaze win or lose manouver, good job the belayers were anchored

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    To the old hands of the RNLI 6 and 7 year olds are lively and that's not a bad thing at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Epona View Post
    Excellent. I once had the PGL instructors decribe my troop as 'feral', which I thought was a bit extreme!
    We got on a public service bus on route home from our last summer camp.

    Some people sat near us got up and moved complaining of the smell.

    Never been so proud

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epona View Post
    Excellent. I once had the PGL instructors decribe my troop as 'feral', which I thought was a bit extreme!
    I recently heard of a DC who on taking office declared that the leaders in his district had all gone feral and needed bringing into line.

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    I am glad ours is not the only one! We have been a little worried that our Beavers don't seem to listen well at the moment, they are just so happy to be there and talk to their friends. I have even visited a couple of colonies near us to research their techniques in discipline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abi View Post
    I am glad ours is not the only one! We have been a little worried that our Beavers don't seem to listen well at the moment, they are just so happy to be there and talk to their friends.
    I am becoming more and more convinced that scouting offers kids an opportunity to interact with their peers in a way that they don't (or can't) anywhere else; I don't think that this is a discipline issue at all. Some of the most relaxing and enjoyable times are when the kids have nothing much to do, don't need to physically unwind, and can just idly chat amongst themselves - easy hikes, down time at camp, anything on public transport, etc.

    It is something I try and allow for, even better if I am not in earshot..

    (I am an ASL but I think the same is true for all sections).

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