Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by longers, 13 Apr 2008.
Were you a Scout, Boys Brigade or Guide?
Anything interesting happen?
Boy scout. Camping with german guides who didn't shave their armpits. hummana hummana!!!!
I was in the Cubs for a while, went to scouts later but learnt I didn't like it.
The cubs in cyprus,best three years of my life,as a kid,camping,sports,swimming,in fact my brother and sister and i all got our bronze ,silver and gold medalians within a very short time,at the same time as each other.The open air cinema where we saw Ben hur for the first time,dodge city,the bondu,ah happy memories.
I absolutely loved boy scouts... the camping, go-karting, abseiling, wide games, jamborees. It also where I had my first cigarette and drink.
I also had quite a lot of responsiblity thrust on me from an early age as an Assistant Patrol Leader.
No, no and no.
I was thrown out of the only scout group in Malawi for swearing.
Ah the yearly jamboree,great fun,and we all took it very seriously too,and i was a sixer in the cubs,i think?first a seconder then sixer if i remember rightly?
Don't you just! The proudest day of my life was reciting my scouts honour.
I also won a cup for loyalty.
Had my first proper kiss at a Jamboree in Nottingham.
With a Guide not a Scout.
Happy days .
A mate and i dressed up as a red coat and had wooden horses,and did a bit of jumping around the stage to rolf harris two little boys song,sort of told the songs story in mime,great fun,and felt like real stars on the stage,it was always a great atmosphere,especaily the christmas do's.
Boy's Brigade - 1st Warley!
Learned to play the bugle and drums (kettle and bass).
Learned to love camping and the great outdoors.
Plenty of various activities.
And developed a dislike/mistrust of organised/state religion. Church parade and bible class were virtually compulsory.
I was in the BB.
I got groped by an older member (I beg your pardon) at camp. I left a bit sharpish after that. I still see the bloke about - he's married with a couple of kids now!
Brownie and Guide, I leant some first aid, mucking around and camping. Even when I camp as an adult now there are a few rules I have retained from those camping days - neatly rolling up the doors etc, making the bedding area neat, and if having a picnic you must walk around the edge not the middle of the "table". However I have sucessfully forgotten all those rules relating to chemical toilets/pits. Lots of misbehaving on camps.
I was a seconder to Robert Gay (unfortunate surname) who was my sixer in the 4th Lewes, still remember with fondness a jamboree to Sheffield Park, where I was awarded a tent peg 'Cub Scout of the Jamboree' that was 1968 and I was 10. In the evenings there was a large indoor roller skate rink, by the end of the week I was pretty good!
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