The Best Places to Go Camping in Scotland
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by bigmaninthewoods
1w ago
Like almost anything, there’s an age-old debate about which parts of the UK have the best camping. While there are plenty of fine spaces in England to pitch a tent and put daily life on the shelf for a few days, Scotland undoubtedly has the best array of camping experiences to choose from.  Between the dramatic mountains of the highlands and the craggy shores of the coastline, you’ll have the full breadth of outdoor settings to enjoy. And before you set out on a journey where every gram might matter, take advantage of a luggage storage service, like one in Edinburgh, to store whatever yo ..read more
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Exploring the Wacky World of Tents: A Guide for Scout Leaders
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by bigmaninthewoods
1M ago
Hey Scout Leaders! Whether you’re pitching a teepee, a three-man tent, a blow-up tent, or just slinging a tarp over a couple of poles, we all know the right tent can make or break a camping trip. But have you heard about the latest craze taking over the camping world? Tent boxes. Yes, those fancy tents that mount on top of your car. They’re cool, but two grand for a tent? I don’t think so! Plus, who wants to camp in a car park? Still, I can’t deny the allure. I want one, but my wife? Not so much. So, instead of blowing my budget, I went on a quest to find the quirkiest, coolest, and most conve ..read more
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Navigating Uniform Challenges: A Scout Leader’s Guide
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by bigmaninthewoods
1M ago
Hey Scout Leaders! Today, we’re diving into a new topic for me—one I haven’t encountered in my 15 years of scouting. Recently, a parent approached me about their Beaver struggling with the uniform. The material was itchy, causing anxiety every Thursday night. This got me thinking, what can we do to make uniforms more comfortable and less stressful for our young scouts? Understanding the Issue Firstly, it’s essential to recognize that this isn’t an isolated problem. Many young people and even some adult volunteers find scout uniforms uncomfortable or irritating. Whether it’s the material, the b ..read more
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Staying Current as a Scout Leader: Embracing Refreshment for Growth
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by bigmaninthewoods
2M ago
As Scout Leaders, it’s essential to stay up-to-date with the ever-evolving world of scouting. From new badges to updated resources, it can be challenging to keep track of everything amidst the constant influx of emails and newsletters from other organisations , work and in particular emails and newsletters from my own kids schools!! But Do we really read them?  In this blog post, we explore an idea I recently had to ensure our continuous growth and development and remain current in our roles as Scout Leaders. The Power of Refreshment: Have you ever considered the benefits of a refreshment ..read more
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Are Scouts Now Walking Advertisement Boards?
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by bigmaninthewoods
2M ago
On a recent live vlog, I discussed badges, particularly sponsored badges, and posed the question to Scout Leaders around the world: Do you think the number of sponsored badges is turning our young people into walking advertisement boards? So, let’s dive into the vlog from a few weeks ago where I talked about sponsored badges. Many Scout Leaders are complaining about sponsored activity badges. For example, the Nights Away badge, which is sponsored by Go Outdoors. The actual number of nights away is tiny—you have to zoom in to see the number at the bottom of the lantern on the badge. The sponsor ..read more
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Sensory-Friendly Scouting: How Leaders Can Support Kids with Uniform Challenges
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by bigmaninthewoods
2M ago
In this video, I’ll be sharing helpful advice for Scout Leaders on how to support young children and also Adults with sensory issues when it comes to wearing their Scout Uniform. I’ll discuss practical tips and strategies to ensure that all children feel comfortable and included in their Scouting experience, emphasizing the importance of empathy and understanding when it comes to sensory sensitivities ..read more
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Camp Blanket Badges: Are They Still a Meaningful Tradition for Scouts?
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by bigmaninthewoods
2M ago
Join me in this video as I discuss the relevance of traditional scout camp blankets and the badges that accompany them. I’ll explore whether the investment in camp blanket badges is a waste of money in today’s scouting world, and offer insights for Scout Leaders on how to approach this aspect of scouting ..read more
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Staying Ahead: A Refresher Course for Scout Leaders
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by bigmaninthewoods
2M ago
I’ve got this idea for a Scout Leader course that could be quite useful. Introducing the Scout Leader Refresher Course: A dynamic 5-year program designed to empower Scout Leaders. Say farewell to monotonous emails and embrace an interactive learning experience tailored exclusively for Scout Leaders. Would you attend it, or do we just stick with the weekly/monthly emails to attempt to keep us updated ..read more
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Scout Shenanigans: St. George’s Day Parade Edition
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by bigmaninthewoods
3M ago
Join me for an adventure down memory lane as fellow Scout Leaders share their hilarious and heart-warming tales from St. George’s Day Parade! From daring escapades to unexpected mishaps, this video promises laughter, nostalgia, and a dash of Scout spirit. Highlights: * The Sound System Hack: Ever wondered what happens when an Explorer gets tech-savvy during a parade? Brace yourself for the epic tale of how one Scout managed to hack into the church’s sound system mid-parade! * Flag Fiascos: Picture this: A Patrol Leader, a group flag, and an overhanging tree. What could possibly go wrong? Spo ..read more
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Are Scouts walking Advertising Boards?
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by bigmaninthewoods
3M ago
Explore the Controversy: In this video, I’m talking about sponsored Scout Activity Badges. Are these badges truly earned or just marketing ploys? Let’s find out! Discover candid opinions, corporate ties, and the impact on Scout values. Join us as we navigate the gray area of scouting authenticity ..read more
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