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    Scouting Magazine (Youth Edition Dec 2008/Jan 2009)

    Just been on scouts.org.uk and the new Scouting Magazine is up! What does everyone think about it? Personally I think it looks fantastic but then I'm bias

    Tom

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    I'll tell you when my paper copy arrives, i hate reading stuff like that online

    For 'tis I! The Pedge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_ View Post
    Just been on scouts.org.uk and the new Scouting Magazine is up! What does everyone think about it? Personally I think it looks fantastic but then I'm bias

    Tom
    Bias Tom, How come?
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    I glanced at it online (if you can 'glance' at something that takes that long to download) and it looks fine but like Pedge, I find trying to read something like that on a screen almost impossible so I'll reserve comment on the content until the postman brings me my copy and I can spend a happy bedtime reading it!

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    Sea Scouts in the magazine! Page 14. Why are they wearing woggles????

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmolesey View Post
    Sea Scouts in the magazine! Page 14. Why are they wearing woggles????
    Only one of the Sea Scout troops in our district knots their necker. We've got Puddle's the Duck.



    Remember; Some people are like "Slinky's". Worthless, but they bring a smile to your face when pushed down the stairs.

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    We knot our necker.

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    Mine's arrived this morning in the post. At a glance (and it was only a glance) the content doesn't look much different to a normal magazine so it'll go on the pile and I'll read it in turn with everything else I've got to read.

    One question though - on the page showing the 9 young people who edited the magazine, how come the 12 year old is listed as coming from a cub pack?

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    no "last laugh"

    not impressed... it's the only thing guaranteed worth reading each issue

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    You miserable lot ! :-)))))))))

    Its great to see youth members producing our august organ (to coin a phrase !) Yes I noticed the Cub typo but I thought it was great. Well done team.
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    it looks v suitable for 12-16 yr olds...

    lots of colours, lots of changes in fonts... all at whacky angles...

    the problem (and it's not just this issue) we're busy grown ups who want to flick through, scan the articles that don't interest and read the articles that do... it is rarely read by da kidz

    this is just a bit messier than usual... i will have to concentrate and make a concerted effort to read this... just in case they've announced something important... (v possible with the new POR being published) and to work out what i need to read and what i should point out to other leaders in the group...

    so, yes... i'm a misery... i know that the only way it will affect my scouting is if i see something cool in it to do with my kids... it should be easy to find the cool stuff... not hidden away behind a graphic designer's efforts at cool, hip and trendy... so, if you want the simple answer...

    i didn't really read the stuff by the youth members because it was too much effort... i'll look again later but i read the Times instead... much easier to get through over a coffee and everything always in the same place and neatly laid out...

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    Woah, hold on!
    Does every YP get a copy of this? Or do you have to request it, or what?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanghorn View Post
    Woah, hold on!
    Does every YP get a copy of this? Or do you have to request it, or what?!
    As far as I know its only sent to leaders, district and county and so on. None of our YP's have ever had it. In fact when they read my copy once, they thought it was dull and boring.

    When you've read the brilliant Scouting mags from the 90's and all the info that was in there, today's version in my opinion only is very poor. I flick through it but rarely read anything. Very little of it is relevant to me, there you go I've finished being grumpy now.

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    The odd copy that I have managed to pick up from the depth of the County archives has been dull and boring, but as a YSP, it's sort of in my job description to keep up with the national news and views. I've emailed the Info Centre asking them to put me on the list, and - hopefully - they'll agree!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanghorn View Post
    Woah, hold on!
    Does every YP get a copy of this? Or do you have to request it, or what?!
    that's the daftness... it is a whizz bang super modern jazzy magazine with wild fonts and clashing colours... but the readership is almost entirely leaders...

    it rather misses the point...

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