I have a small Wolf Cub section here in the US, and I was wondering if you could point me in the direction of any suppliers of generic traditional scouting insignia/uniforms, etc. The QM links on the page don't seem to work.
In terms of my ideas about 'marketing' the organization, I have nothing really deep and profound to offer. However, I have noticed that with some adventure-oriented activities or extreme sports, many people strap on a 'go-pro' video cam and 'do their thing'. This makes the viewer co-experience the activity with the person actually doing it. It communicates in a way that writing about it or taking stills of it never could, the thrill of the activity. My idea is much like your picture gallery, except it would consist of short(?) videos, instead of solely posting still photographs.
I'm wondering if this theory can be applied to something like scouting. What if we captured the most exciting and interesting moments of our activities with a go-pro and posted that? Other kids might see the canoeing, hiking, campfires, shooting the rapids, and all the other things we get up to in a year and say, "Hey! I want to do that too!" The fact we are wearing uniforms and neckerchiefs is merely our team colours, so to speak. Professional sports teams don't play their sport wearing jeans or track pants; neither do we.
It might also show rather than tell what the traditional scouting movement is all about. We live in an image-based society, so I think it will become popular.
It's just an idea. As soon as I get one of those little devices, I'll try it out.
If I have any other epiphanies, I'll post them as well. Till then, Service!
Thank you very much! Most of my scouting experience is from my youth and although I have largely lived according to the tenets of the movement, I have not been officially involved. Now, as my son is approaching scouting age, I want to give to him and the community what I so happily received when I was young. As preparation for starting a traditional scout group in our community, I am becoming a Senior Rover Knight myself. (That journey will start shortly.) As a result, I'm hoping to learn as much as I possibly can, although I realize I will be unable to make up for all the time lost in a short time. Thanks again! Service! Duncan James
When I attempted to enter this group using my old e-mail, I received a message from yahoo stating that it was inactive on this group. To correct that curious little problem, I rejoined using this address.
Energy level. As for my chronic fatigue, I have never once been aware of anyone who once had this who got rid of it, however i have gotten rid of all exhaustion. Please dont ask me how, I am not sure myself. But my energy level is back to normal. This started just a few months previously before I went to Czech.
Hello Sir. Unfortuately at the present moment, I have no funds. I did go to Czech in June but it was completely sponsered by the Czechs in return for my help I granted them in the 2001 exchange to Canada. So for the (present) it is not possible. The other thing you should perhaps realize is that even though I am much involved with Scouting4peace, I am at least it seems for this year not (officially in Scouting.)
However, I am quite honored you asked and I take international matters as of strong importance. Any help I can be with my understanding of Scouting, or climate change, or 2012, or why the worlds in problems and what can be done about it. Or just simply working on this site, please let me know. I am always very honored and pround to help out internationally any way I can.
My concience and lack of cream cakes has been trobling me for some time.
I will just have to split the time continuem thing and squeeze in another day from somewhere. How about next thursday? It will be cose to my birthday which will salve my diet concience.
Weather and consultation with my in house commisioner permitting, as the bike needs a run out.
Oh a couple of my waywood pioneering books returned from a loan out, I will bring them for perusal, but I might take them home again.