Yearly Archives: 2014

Happy Holidays

A light hearted one before the Holiday season hits us. With all those heading to Japan for the Jamboree next year, I thought I’d share with you the very literal translation of their version of “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”

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Fashion Conscious

What happens if I extract a number of members of phylum Annelida from a metallic container? That’s right, I post a blog about Uniforms and open a can of worms all over the place. I have posted previously about smart uniforms for

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Youth Leadership

I was delighted to see the announcements of new UK Youth Commissioners in Scouting. Hannah Kentish, a 21 year old will take the helm as Youth Commissioner and will be (I’m sure) ably assisted by Deputy Youth Commissioners Jagz and

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Protecting yourself online

A few weeks ago the first of (at time of writing) three batches of hacked private photos of celebrities was released to the general public on various internet forums, taken from their private phones via a suspected exploit in Apple’s

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A Scout has self-respect and respect for others

Recently I was honoured to be able to take part in the Last Post at Menin Gate in Ypres and lay a wreath as part of the ceremony. We had taken our Explorers on a memorial event in light of

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The Value of Volunteers

Some months ago, Wayne Bulpitt made some comments in his blog comparing volunteer Scouters to paid employee’s, stating how much he valued the volunteers who give up their time for Scouting and saying “The only real difference between volunteering and

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Ice Bucket Challenge

The Ice Bucket Challenge has been a hugely successful fund raiser for ALS, or as we know it in the UK, Motor Neurone Disease. You can join in with donations by texting ICED55 followed by your donation amount (ie- ICED55

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Traditions are worth keeping alive!

“Anything done more than once is a tradition” Old Scouting Poverb   Traditions are hugely important in Scouting. From the Grand Howl to our Scouting Promise, we carry these traditions proudly to remind us where we came from and the

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Simple Hovercraft Programme idea

Simple programme idea for a section night. You will need (per person) An old/useless cd A sports cap from a drinking bottle A balloon Either 8″ of duct tape or a hot glue gun Simply stick or glue the sports

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This is why Scout parents don’t like me!

Take a drinking straw and flatten the top inch of one end Then cut the flattened tip to a point to make a reed. Thinner, shorter straws give a higher note than fatter or longer ones. Cut them short to

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