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    scouting sunrise activities in central london???

    while im at the jamboree my two sons who are both beavers will be staying with my sister in east london. are there any events on that they can turn up to?? especially a scouting sunrise event?? if we cant find anything then they are planning on coming home for a few days and going our local one here in carmarthenshire, but there must be something on somewhere?? any ideas???
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    I'm afraid I can't help you with finding an event in East London, because that's not local to me. But, I'm sure districts in East london would be happy to have you.

    The Sunrise Ceremonies are designed to be flexible. It's recognised that some Scouts will be on holiday in other countries etc. at the time of the ceremonies. However, because they are happening all over the world, it should be acceptable to just turn up to any ceremony. (even if you aren't in Scouting, I'm sure members of the public will be welcome at most ceremonies).

    It's also worth noting that not all sunrise ceremonies will be held on August 1st. The Scout Association realises that not everybody will be able to hold ceremonies on that day, so it would be better to do it on a weekend near to August 1st, than not at all.

    So, there are a few options, but you could perhaps contact a County Commisioner in that area to find out about any planned events?

    Hope that helps?

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    thanks..

    its useful to hear from someone that there is a degree of flexability in it, some of our local memebers are adamant that there is no flexability at all...i will post whatever i turn up!
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    http://www.scouts.org.uk/2007/plans/index.html This link lists various events happening. I've not looked but it may turn something up.
    The Outdoor Traditionalist (a largely bushcraft blog). Have a look at this how to page for things to try.
    http://austinlill.blogspot.co.uk/

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    didnt get very far with that austin..but i have emailed the areas they will be staying in so hopefully i will turn something up..
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    Can I ask for a more exact location of the definition of 'East London' as this probably covers a dozen Scout districts. I know that my District is planning to see the sun rise over the Thames but this would be south of the river.
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    ok..at the moment one sister lives in greys, essex and the other lives in forest gate, which i assumed was east london but i might be wrong...
    i was hoping to pack the boys uniforms and give my mum/sister the dates and times of an event which they could pop into. do you think that is a bit cheeky? its just that we have very few 'visitors' to our events but we are a rural district...
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    If this is the Forest Gate near Stratford, then we are about 12 miles away over on the south side of the Thames.

    maps.google shows this as a 30 minute journey by car. We're still working out the final arrangements for our sunrise festivities but you're welcome to come along if no luck with any of the the GLNE districts.
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    thanks snowdrop..does that mean that that area is glne then??
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    Can't narrow it down exactly but probably going to be Newham Scout district within Greater London North East County.

    They have a website at http://www.newhamscouts.org.uk/
    Ian Thomas
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    wow..the 2nd newham is on the same road as my sister...ive walked past thier hall!
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