Strategy is a word that many of us do not readily associate with our day-to-day involvement in Scouting. Clipboards and spreadsheets can seem somewhat out of place in the middle of a field, in torrential rain, when the immediate priority is putting up a tent or getting a fire started.
At different times in our Scouting careers, we all set out to seek advice from others. The receipt of guidance has been described as the passive consumption of wisdom – a great way to tap into the experiences and learning’s of others.
Theirishscouter opposes censorship.
Freedom of speech, even when you do not like what is being said (perhaps especially when you do not like what is being said), should be defended.
A writer with theirishscouter was censored today on the Scouting Ireland Chat Forum. A post was removed and the account was suspended. Before the post is published here (with associated details), in the interests of fairness, a rationale will be sought for the deletion. This is important because a lot of people are talking about transparency and fairness at the moment.
More Kafkaesque antics from the small-minded pen pushers who pull the strings of Scouting Ireland’s National Management Committee behind the scenes.
November saw a change to the Standing Orders of that Committee (yawn), except these changes will effectively gag the members of the committee in yet further evidence that whilst most exchequer-funded charities are moving towards greater transparency – the faceless bureaucrats at Scouting Ireland are determined to go in the opposite direction.
It’s that time of year and theirishscouter has some thoughts to offer on the subject of New Years Resolutions, applied to Scouting…