I was recently asked the question regarding my thoughts on programme restrictions by section for activities in scouting. So here they are
You are good enough. Most people are afraid to do things because they are afraid they’re not good enough
Oh to have explored more I have now been involved in scouting since the age of 8 that is a total of 28 years and I really only have one Scouting Regret the fact I never completed my Explorer Belt. I have blogged about this before but wanted to revisit it. See I wonder what people’s thoughts are on an adult explorer belt? For those not in the know the UK Scout Association says the explorer belt is: The explorer belt is the challenge of a lifetime, open to explorer scouts aged 16 and over and members of the scout network. It is a chance to take part in a ten-day expedition that brings a real understanding of a different country, its people and way of life. To complete the explorer belt award, an explorer scout or scout network member must: be over 16 years old be a member of [...]
Well that was a rather crazy week, I think the fundamentals of becoming a puffin ninja master have been learned but I will never cope with the feeding. An I am not sure I will get over being greeted every morning with this sight. Believe you and me it is a terrifying sight to wake up to particularly when accompanied by the sound track to this motivational video “I AM A CHAMPION” and no matter how hard you train they just keep force feeding you sand eels very unsettling. However I am back better, stronger, wiser and smelling more of fish. I do have a deep unsettling feeling that like in the film Zoolander the CilBen Collective have implanted a trigger word and if said will set off a chain of events that only the Great Puffin Master can explain but we shall see I guess. -000- Getting back to [...]
What is the impact of scouting on a person or a community? The adventurer Ed Coats has just become a the Scouting Ambassador for Avon Scout County. Ed Coats was recently at the National Scout Centre Woodhouse Park and discussed the impact of scouting as he see it. See the video here Enjoy
Archery and Air Rifle shooting is a very active sport in the UK and is growing in popularity because of the Olympic Games 2012 and the various youth organisations out there that offer access to the activity. It is even accessible in schools!
Did you miss what happened this week, here is a round up of some of the great media coverage that happened.