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    Anybody at Strategy?

    Here I am beeping cold in a field near Cirencester. Any other escouters here?

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    But of course. Anyone seen a blue sack barrow (borrowed from our group when we were away, and not returned).
    If it was easy, it wouldn't be so much fun...
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    Nope, haven't seen that.

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    Terrible breakfast! The cooked breakfast was sausage or bacon roll and porridge. Other items, such as tomatoes, mushrooms, beans and hash browns were only available on the special diets aisle.
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    We were there, my Scouts had a great time and want to come again next year - thanks to the Strategy Team for organizing such a fun event!

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    yep I was there. I do cubs but scouts needed a nap holder so came along. it was the first time our scouts had been and all had a great time and keen to go back next year. as noted food was a let down, interesting speaking to those who had been before came prepared with extra supplies, something well do next year. great organization and well delivered. great to meet so many friendly and enthusiastic scouts from around the country. I'm hoping scouts need a nap holder again next year, though scouts losing leaders shortly and getting 'encouragement' to move section myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    Terrible breakfast! The cooked breakfast was sausage or bacon roll and porridge.
    Sounds fairly standard to me, even on our own camps we don't do full cooked breakfasts anymore. The kids don't need, it cereal and a bacon or sausage roll is plenty, and it takes an age to cook and wash up from it wasting time we could be spending doing more useful things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiftypete View Post
    Sounds fairly standard to me, even on our own camps we don't do full cooked breakfasts anymore. The kids don't need, it cereal and a bacon or sausage roll is plenty, and it takes and age to cook and wash up from it wasting time we could be spending doing more useful things.
    Sorry but I don't think it is acceptable that unless you say you are vegetarian you have to eat white bread and processed meat. We should be encouraging a healthy diet, not enforcing an unhealthy one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    Sorry but I don't think it is acceptable that unless you say you are vegetarian you have to eat white bread and processed meat. We should be encouraging a healthy diet, not enforcing an unhealthy one.
    porridge is good, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by big chris View Post
    porridge is good, no?
    Yuk!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    Yuk!!
    ah, well now it comes down to fussiness.

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    I saw something the other day, reckoned fried eggs are more healthy than scrambled egg. Because with a fried egg most of the fat comes off when you take it out of the pan, but with scrambled egg the butter is mixed in throughout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by big chris View Post
    ah, well now it comes down to fussiness.
    This is making me think of the other thread about gender labels. It seems I am not allowed to like eating lots of veg and some unprocessed meat, I have to choose between carnivore and vegetarian. I was discussing this with another leader at strategy who helped on the special diets aisle at breakfast. Gluten free seemed to be the one to go for. You basically got a full english with gluten free bread.

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    I think its not unreasonable to say that your choices of food are entirely sensible but that its not necessarily sensible for a one weekend, volunteer run event with a limited budget to be able to cater for a spectrum of preferences. There will be some that don't like bacon/sausage rolls and want something healthier whilst others won't want the porridge and would prefer a bowl of sugar infested cereal. Obviously where people have life affecting conditions that require a special diet its reasonable to set aside resource to ensure their safety. Maybe however having some fruit on offer would be a reasonable and low overhead option for those that aren't into bacon rolls etc and want something a bit more "five a day" than most people are prepared to put up with as an occasional weekend thing.
    Does anyone know what's going on?

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    I agree with that. However, vegetarian and vegan are lifestyle choices, not an avoidance of life threatening conditions. The vegan breakfast certainly looked preferable to a white bread bun with ultra processed sausages. I really would feel ill if that was what I lived on all weekend.

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