I agree, on almost everything but especially the uniform. They kids look tardy and they can't look smart even if they want to in the current uniform, in my opinion.Hey All,
I'm a Current Scout Leader.
We have Joeys, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers
We have had girls in Scouts for at least 20 years.
The new uniform is blue and stupid. Should have remained Khaki.
Kids can still have pocket knives, but we dont encourage it, except on camp.
Im pretty sure Scouts can wear knives on their belts in public as part of their uniform, i read this somewhere where the public knife laws specifically mentioned scouts.
I noticed some of the guys here have some excellent bush skills, I ask a question have you ever thought about joining the movement, I recon if some of the scout leaders knew even half of the stuff talked about here Scouts would boom.
Found him on Facelessbook and he just posted a couple weeks ago a ton of photos in the Jamboree the Scouts just had down under. Any one here that was there?I found it interesting that you call the group younger than cubs "Joeys" there....here in Canada they are called "Beavers". Must be something with the national symbol.
As an aside, anyone in Scouts Australia run into a Canadian down there named Jeff Lauder? If so, send me a message so I can contact him (old friend from university days)
I went there for the future scouts open day. We weren't allowed to drive out to the showgrounds, we had to park at the speedway and catch a bus across to the jamboree. I was supposed to catch my bus at 9:30am so I got there at 9:15am so I would be early. When I came round the corner from the highway I saw the line up of traffic. It stretched up and over the hill and from later reports it stretched about 1km up the road. I had come in from the opposite direction so I only had a couple of cars ahead of me. Instead of parking I just got my wife to drop me off over the road and I walked across. I had to meet up with the rest of my troop so I went over looking for the others. As usual they were all late. Once we were together we got in the line up to board the buses. When I first got in it the queue was approx 400m long by the time we got on the bus the queue was approx 800m long. They had buses leaving about one every minute but we still didn't get out to the jamboree until about 11am. Just the huge numbers of visitors on the open day was phenomenal.Found him on Facelessbook and he just posted a couple weeks ago a ton of photos in the Jamboree the Scouts just had down under. Any one here that was there?