I recently asked the question on my Facebook page What is the one items you can not go to camp without? There were a few responses that came through, You can see the responses here One thing, in my mind, that is always nice to have on camp is good coffee, I have experimented with a number of different ways to take fresh coffee to camp and most have been successful but a bit cumbersome. About a year ago I came across a French Press Mug, the Smartcafe Cafetiere Hot Mug, and have been using it very successfully. What makes this cup really great is that you only need to take one cup to camp. If you take out the french press bit it can be a typical thermos style mug for hot or cold beverages but just add fresh coffee grounds and the pressy bit and away you go [...]
Two hours a week and all the marshmallows you can eat, who could refuse that.
Hello Dear Reader Well toady’s post was going to be about how I had contacted an American scouting website called halfeagle.com and how they had set up halfeagle.co.uk following my request to be on halfeagle.com. However Nick over at Nicks Ramblings beat me to it so rather than repeating everything, I am going to point you to his post to explain. <Here> So I was left scratching around for a post and I thought it has been a while since I shared with you the scouting resources and Information that I have come across on my travels through the Internet. So here they are. Webpages Scout Association Girlguiding UK BSA The Dump – a library of pdf copies of old scouting books (Click the toilet door to enter) Campfires Allowed Campsites Allowing Camp Fires Real Knots ScoutWiki – Wikipedia for Scouting Skowt AvonScouts PTC Media Scouting Resources Blogs Jabbering all [...]
Image via Wikipedia Hello Dear Reader Well if any of you follow me over on Facebook you may be aware that my wife went overseas with work the other week, and I was left to look after the little one all by myself. However that is a whole another blog post. I want to point out a web tool I found which I thought was quite cool. I wanted to see where my wifes play was up to so I searched in Google for flight trackers and clicked on the first one on the list, it was called Flight Aware. Now once I had found my wifes flight number. It was a case of filling in the boxes and hey presto there were the details, like flight duration, altitude, air speed, distance traveled, current status, the route it was going to take. So I logged on before I went to [...]
Hello Dear Reader, I was listening to and An Hour a Week with Cubmaster Chris over on PTC media, and he declared that May is training month. With this in mind, I thought I would look over the UK training bits and pull together a blog post that tries to explain what training in the UK is all about. The Scout Association’s Adult Training Scheme The Scout Association is a voluntary movement dedicated to the development of young people between the ages of six and 25. Each week over 100,000 adult volunteers, in a variety of roles throughout the UK, help Scouting to achieve its aim. While The Scout Association’s primary purpose is the development of young people, it also seeks to offer personal development opportunities to adults, both within their Scouting role and as individuals. The Adult Training Scheme is one means by which adults in Scouting can be [...]
Hello Dear Reader Well I have a couple of items for you today, firstly as mentioned in my previous post I am applying a number of changes to my blog this will be design changes only, even then I need to remember “Content is King.” Still I apoligise for any disruption. Secondly, I was going to write a post about the Scout Association linking up with Microsoft to provide, an online training session on internet safety for young people. However my good friend Nick from Nicks Ramblings beat me to it so take a look at his website <HERE> or at the Scout Association website <HERE> Finally, I have come across a handy trick to provide you with all your scouting slanty graphics. As you will be aware the Print Center is now up and running is you go to the Scout Association Website and log in you will find [...]
Hello Dear Reader. I am not really a political person and I honestly believe that all politicians are as crooked as the next. However I do believe that the right to vote is very important, therefore I will always try and exercise that right when ever I get the opportunity. The question still remains however who to vote for. People will say until we get proportional representation it is a waste vote and I do agree but that is for a different argument. I would like to put two things to you The first is a tool which a colleague passed to me The idea is you answer the question truthfully, as adults this will be difficult because you will know in your mind that one statement or the other relates to a particular party. However put that aside and answer the question you might be suppriesd by the outcome. [...]