I’ll be voting Yes and Yes in the forthcoming Irish referendum on same sex marriage and the age of eligibility for President. I think Scouting Ireland should have said they are too and this is why..
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For many in the Scout Movement, looking down on Girl Guides is the unwritten 9th part of the Scout Method. Proud that Scouting has no time for daisy-chains, badge-sashes (certainly not in Ireland anyway), cookies sales and brownie points, we like to simply write-off the Guides as a club for “future housewives”.
I say “we”, I of course mean “I”.
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“A week of camp life is worth six months of theoretical teaching in the meeting room”. Wise words from Robert Baden Powell, the founder of Scouting and every bit as true today as they were when first uttered.
But in a world where volunteering is under increased pressure, does Summer Camp as a concept really have a sustainable future?
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