View Poll Results: How Was Sunrise for You?

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  • Fantastic

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  • Memorable

    32 44.44%
  • Not Bad

    8 11.11%
  • A bit dull

    7 9.72%
  • Boring

    1 1.39%
  • What a ridiculous time to get up !!!

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  • I was still in bed !!!!!!!!!

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    Fantastic - I know I will remember it for ever and I think all of the Explorers will too

    Main points
    a) On the other side of the world in New Zealand
    b) With Northland Scouts at Waitangi (The Birth place of New Zealand)
    c) 2 of My Explorers raised the Union Flag
    d) 8am in New Zealand , 11 hours before 8am in the UK

    I made these - http://www.phoenix-explorers.org.uk/scoutingsunrise.asp

    Note the Large video is very large it contains footage of the promise rewnewal (The NZ Promise) the smaller one is images strung together

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Right, I have to take you up on this lame excuse!!

    I had just been working 11pm - 7.30am and was due to be on again between 3pm and midnight that same day.

    BUT, I managed to stay up and attend Sunrise at the WSJ. Once they started signing Kneckers, I went to bed ! (Which was 30 mins walk away)
    Heh. Alright, so I probably could have gone if I really wanted to, but ya know, these six weeks of school holidays are my time to get away from Scouting and build up my energy ready for the return. Yeah right...

    For what it's worth, I had no sleep in the 48 hours prior to the sunrise. I travelled through four different airports (Ohio > Charlotte > Philidelphia > Manchester) with a bowling ball and shoes in one shoulder bag (Yes, I really did bring a bowling ball back) and my laptop on the other shoulder. I had zero sleep on any of the flights, and all was well until I got to the departure gate for the Manchester flight... everything was going great, then I heard English accents. "Boy is it nice to hear that accent again" was my initial thought. Then I realised it was all families arguing amongst themselves. Good ol' English!

    Oh, not to mention I had just 30 minutes between arriving in Charlotte and leaving Charlotte, so by the time I landed they were already boarding my flight. Can you imagine running through an airport from one side to the other with a bowling ball and a laptop on each shoulder. It wasn't fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamieharrop14 View Post
    with a bowling ball and shoes in one shoulder bag (Yes, I really did bring a bowling ball back)

    Yes i have brought a bowling back from america, they are do damn cheap out there
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    About a dozen in total Beavers, cubs, scouts and leaders standing out in the rain in front of our church with passers by on their way to work looking bewildered. After that our Beaver Leader had prepared breakfast for everybody. Thanks to her for all her hard work and to the rest of the Group, were where you.
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    Ours was fantastic - 1,600 Scouts & Guides at the Come To Tolmers (CTT) Activity Fortnight. I'm the co-ordinator for the event and got to lead the English Scouts in their promise renewal followed by leaders from the Norweigan, Dutch & Catalan Groups staying with us. We finished off with members of Girlguiding UK renewing their promises too.
    The whole thing only took 15 minutes (we started with flagbreak at 7:45am and finished on the dot of 8) but it was one of the most uplifting things I've ever done in Scouting.
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    Richard,

    you must be quite near us! a hertfordshire lad!!

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    we had one all sections represented from beaver to explorer ..plus leaders at a sunrise camp in Chigwell, Essex. some stayed up all night, others slept and then got up to see the sunrise....was exhausting but really good fun.


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    My daughter renewed her promise outside the St Helens town hall with other Scouts from the area.

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    I Was at Tolmers So i missed it *Gives Doughboy dirty looks*






    Alright - i admit it - CTT was fun and i will be coming back next year unluckely for you :P

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    Ours was good considering it was just a little group one, as the district and county weren't bothering to organise anything. We camped over in the field next to where I live and then we used my landlords swimming pool. The YP's enjoyed it which was the main thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akela Ben View Post
    the district and county weren't bothering to organise anything
    Aren't they one and the same in your case?

    Or have we got a ridiculous situation where there's a County/Area with one single District, each having an executive committee, and commissioners at both levels??

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSheppard View Post
    Aren't they one and the same in your case?

    Or have we got a ridiculous situation where there's a County/Area with one single District, each having an executive committee, and commissioners at both levels??
    I heard down the grapevine they were merging north and teifi districts, probably from you actually. But I've not heard anymore since and the two districts still organise seperate activities. Also as an ordinary leader I'll be one of the last to know.

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    FANSTASTIC! The voting was closed but renewing the promise with 40,000 people and while saying it you could hear others around saying theres in there lanuage!! WOW!
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