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    Are you throwing out any Tilley Lamps or Paraffin stoves?

    Although some regard them as "old hat" Our Scout Section actively use Tilley Lamps and paraffin stoves -I also promote their use throughout our District and as a result other groups use them as well!

    Quite a few of our lamps and stoves have literally been rescued from Skips, been restored and are back in "active service". Should you have any old bits of Tilleys or stoves taking up space in your store or destined for the tip, please drop me a line as there is a good possibility that I can recycle the parts and get some more lamps and stoves up and running and can pass them on to groups in our District and surrounding area who will put them to good use. I'll be happy to pay for postage. Please Note that any items donated will be used solely for scouting use and not resold/fleabayed etc !

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    Sorry we still use ours

    Peter Andrews AESL of Headingley Pirates ESU, Group Scout Leader & Webmaster of Falkoner Scout Group
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    That's good to know! I've often heard of groups throwing stuff out because its "old hat" or they don't know how to use or repair them.
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    Yeah I see it on facebook sometimes, Groups giving away kit worth hundreds if not thousands of pounds because they don't currently use it. We still have tents that our GSL who is in his 70s slept in when he was a Cub (ok we haven;t used them in years but we checked them a a few years ago and they are still in a usable if not brilliant condition)

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    We used to have a fairly active group of cub leaders using Tilley Lamps and we organised an annual 'Burn Off' with a District Camp attached.


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    Repairing ours is on our to do list

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
    We used to have a fairly active group of cub leaders using Tilley Lamps and we organised an annual 'Burn Off' with a District Camp attached.


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    Enjoyed a peaceful coffee with my Tilley and raised a mug to absent friends at OnB over the early summer
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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
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    Enjoyed a peaceful coffee with my Tilley and raised a mug to absent friends at OnB over the early summer
    Awhh


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    I found out my group flogged half a dozen tilleys on the cheap a few months before I joined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren-M View Post
    I found out my group flogged half a dozen tilleys on the cheap a few months before I joined.
    Ouch

    Peter Andrews AESL of Headingley Pirates ESU, Group Scout Leader & Webmaster of Falkoner Scout Group
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