View Poll Results: Who else in your family is involved in Scouting?

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  • Spouse/partner

    21 20.19%
  • Child(ren)

    30 28.85%
  • Whole family

    22 21.15%
  • Other family member ie mum or dad, sister, brother

    30 28.85%
  • Just myself

    25 24.04%
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    Who else in family?

    Now me and number 2 daughter

    Wife and I met at Fordell on WB course

    Subsequently she got a Cub Pack for a wedding present which she kept for many years.

    KC

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    Currently 4 of us.

    Me GSL
    Wife ACSL - finally after 15 years of nagging!
    Daughter - Explorer
    Son - Scout

    Wife and I met as Venture Scout / Ranger and havn't looked back since
    Stuart Heaton
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waverley GDB View Post
    Wife and I met as Venture Scout / Ranger and havn't looked back since
    We didn't meet through it, but were both in the Ravenoak Venture/Ranger Unit in Cheshire. Thirty years later, I'm a Scouter and she's a Brownie Guider, and our daughter is also a Guider.

    At no time during my service with the Troop have less than two Scouters been married to Guiders at church. At the peak, it was about four of us, plus one to the Guide District Treasurer.
    SL, 11th Hitchin

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    Just me and my brother......

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    My two Boys are in (my two girls will be, when thye grow a bit more!). I hope my wife will join when our littlest one is older, as its a great way to do exciting stuff together.

    My nephew is a BPSA cub and my sister goes on ad nauseum about how they are 'the original' scouts, 'the true scouts' etc...

    All I want to know is ' is he having fun?' 'yes?, then thats all I want (or need) to know'
    ABSL 8th Mirfield, Heavy Woollen District, West Yorkshire



    ESL, Dearne Devils Explorer Unit, Barnsley Explorers, South Yorkshire

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    Me : GSL, ESL and TA plus activities
    Fiona (wife) : SL and TA plus activities
    Daughter : ACSL and Acting BSL
    No1 Son: Skills Helper - kayak/ canoe, shooting archery,
    No2 Son: Skills Helper - Kayak/ Canoe, shooting, archery,

    My mother and father were both SLs, my father a Scout.

    So we can boast three generations - I hope that the fourth generation is some way away yet!!!!

    My CSL has her two sons still involved in our proposed SAS

    My ACSL has a son as an ABSL, and I suspect her daughter may become an AESL too. her husband is also involved as a skills helper.

    The family connection is at once our strength and our weakness.
    Ewan Scott

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    Me and the present Mrs B, EXSL and AEXSL
    the Two dogs, they dont get the choice but seem to enjoy most things.
    Dad was an SL and a Rover
    Mum was not uniformed but spent years helping (still does but by stealth!)
    Most Aunts and Uncles are leaders of one sort or another. (scouting aunts and uncles, not real ones)
    Sister was a Guide now a busy mother of 4, 2 of which have or are in scouts.
    Project Manager working with 1st Canton Scout Group

    Occasional Helper with Resolution ESU

    NSRA Instructor
    Level 1 paddlesports coach

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    I've been a cub/scout/ASL in two different troops/a group chairman, but just had a 15 year break ... until son started Beavers.

    Went on parent and child camp and when pack looking for a CSL my wife volunteered me for the post. "You'll love getting back in" .. And I do.

    Now, 8 months on, my eldest removed herself from Brownies and joined me at cubs. My youngest removed herself from Rainbows and started Beavers and my wife (no Scouting or Guiding experience) has become a regular OH for me; a camp cook for the Cubs; a fundraiser for the Group and in her spare time.... Mother and wife!

    There are therefore five in our immediate family involved, (three under 11) with four of us being new recruits (re-recruits) to Scouting in the last 8 months.

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    My uncle was a cub and scout with my group in the late 1930s/early 1940s, the picture below shows him with me and his wife at our groups centenary reunion in April this year.

    http://media.freeola.com/images/user...img_3250-1.jpg
    Jane Osborne
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    Mum used to be GSL till she passed away
    Me - SL (Cubs, Scouts, Ventures)
    Dad - Group Treasurer, Camp Cook & Dogsbody
    My missus - Sectional Assistant @ Scouts (former Venture)
    My Brother - Dogsbody when on camp, Skills leader archery (former Cub & Venture)

    Extended Family
    Cousin - District Training Manager & our BSL
    Cousin's Husband - Our new GSL
    Uncle - CSL/ASL in cambridge
    Missus Brother - Network Co-ordinator & ASEL (Got back involved when he seen the fun his sister was having. He was a former Cub, Scout & Venture)

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    Me DC, Wife ABSL, Kids all in Scouting. But just a word of warning and be aware of how this can look to people outside of the group/ Scouting. It can be very intimidating for new people who can sometime concive that they are not welcome unless they are literally part of the family. Also be aware of thing like good governance and who sits on the exec for your group. Is it right for husband to be the Chairman, wife to be treasurer for example? It doesn’t mean anything is wrong but it can look wrong to an outsider. Having had some horrible situations with Scout groups that were heavily influenced by one or two families. I just wouldnt want anyone else to be in the same situation.

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    Me (ASL and 'pressed ACSL)
    Wife (CSL)
    Daughter (Explorer and YL in 2 Scout troops)
    Son (Scout and helper at Cubs)


    Mark Smith
    SL & ACSL 1st Charlton
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    Currently
    Me (GSL, 1st Tavistock, and running Cub Pack)
    Wife (Parent Helper, Camp Cook etc)
    Son 1 (Explorer & Young Leader at Cubs)
    Son 2 (Scout)
    Oldest Bother (GSL 18th Edmonton)
    His Wife (CSL 18th Edmonton)
    His Son 1 (Explorer)
    His Son 2 (Scout)
    Brother in Law (DESC West Devon)
    His Son (Scout)

    Others in the Past but not current.
    Father (ADC Fellowship)
    Mun (Fellowship Secretary)
    2nd Brother (Scout Leader)
    Sister (Beaver Leader & ADC Beavers)
    Her eldest son (Ex Explorer)
    David Symons
    Group Scout Leader 1st Tavistock

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    I will same it's me
    but as i said to my Scouts a few weeks ago. we are all one big family
    so 1 older brother, 13 Younger brother and 2 sisters, plus me

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    Me - Cub and Scout (1st King Alfred), currently ACSL (Grove)
    Brother - Cub (1st KAs)
    Daughter - Explorer and ACSL (Grove)
    Son 1 - Cub and Scout (Grove)
    Son 2 - Beaver and Cub (Grove)
    Dad - Scout and SL (24th West Hendon - St Matthias), SL (79th Bushey), Dad also was a Queen Scout, proud to have that badge and photo hanging on my wall. I still use his woggle and Scout belt.

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