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    Official Artist in Residence

    [Assuming that the artist is being paid] is anyone else wondering what this cost, and on what the money could've been spent instead?

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    To be honest, no, not really.

    Of course, naturally, every pound can only be spent once, but what they could have spent in on instead, and presumably by that you mean something "better", is just subjective.

    Looks like it's supposed to work out as a fundraiser for the Gilwell Museum, so I'd guess it's not intended to be a drain on resources at all.
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    "What is a man, if his chief good and market of his time be but to sleep and feed? a beast, no more."

    I don't necessarily have a problem with this. There has been some classic art associated with scouting over the years and it feels like our duty to continue that tradition.

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    what is a shame is that this has not been mentioned in any emails, has it? so the nomination process has not been widely publicised. (There was one facebook post, i think)

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    Seems a good way of commemorating the Gilwell centenary to me

    FB tells me the artist has done a sketch of John May (Oxfordshire County Chairman etc etc )
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