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    Quote Originally Posted by CambridgeSkip View Post
    It reads like something created by someone who has never been near a scout hut in their life. Seriously. Who writes this nonsense?
    I suspect that they have not been a member as a young person either.

    It was over 50 years ago but I still remember how proud I was when I got a third place certificate in the one width breast stroke at the District Swimming Gala as a Cub. I think that it was the fact that it was a race and at a big event and that I had earned some credit for my Pack. I kept that certificate for years. I don't think I have been prouder of any award since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveF View Post
    I suspect that they have not been a member as a young person either.

    It was over 50 years ago but I still remember how proud I was when I got a third place certificate in the one width breast stroke at the District Swimming Gala as a Cub. I think that it was the fact that it was a race and at a big event and that I had earned some credit for my Pack. I kept that certificate for years. I don't think I have been prouder of any award since.
    I struggle with the "no competition" thing. I work in an environment where we frequently bid for competitive work. If we lose then we try and work out why and try again. All good. But if we keep losing then we're out of work. Same applies to the whole country in this capitalist world. At some point the Cubs needs to work that out, learn how to lose and what to do about it. Not avoid competition because they won't be on equal grounds with others.

    I recall my Cubs athletics badge which for some bizarre reason my parents decided would be good for me to attempt. It had Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. I was one of two in 50 or so that failed to even get Bronze. I suppose I could state any number of lessons learned... The only one I recall is a somewhat bitter sense of schadenfreude when I see what my best friend who got Gold at the time has done with his life, but it didn't do me any harm

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnL View Post
    Troop - e.g. how many Troops try Orienteering?
    My troop and pack do orienteering and just given programme notes to BSL for starting next term. We used to take part in the local school's league and local junior colour coded club events. We used to do the district championships in the local country park.

    Hope to do so again soon.

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