Can you name anything that youngsters of today won't know?

I think i'm possibly the last generation who knows and was taught how to wire a plug. Not really much need for it nowadays considering everything comes with a plug and for the most part you cant actually take them apart, just change the fuse.
You could be the odd one out or it has certainly been put back on the syllabus ?

Last Thursday in the class I lecture we did a spot of Peer Learning. This involved the Electricians showing the Plumbers how to replace a Plug Top. Both knew where all the wires went, the execution of the task however produced a different result. The Electricians had no signs of any copper wire, unlike the Plumbers. But before the task started they did know what wire went where.

Wiring a plug is also something we cover in our scouting programme.

It is still a valuable skill, whilst most new items have a plug there is always a chance that a plug can get damaged and need replacing.
 
You could be the odd one out or it has certainly been put back on the syllabus ?

Last Thursday in the class I lecture we did a spot of Peer Learning. This involved the Electricians showing the Plumbers how to replace a Plug Top. Both knew where all the wires went, the execution of the task however produced a different result. The Electricians had no signs of any copper wire, unlike the Plumbers. But before the task started they did know what wire went where.

Wiring a plug is also something we cover in our scouting programme.

It is still a valuable skill, whilst most new items have a plug there is always a chance that a plug can get damaged and need replacing.
Scouting is fantastic, it teaches youngsters all sorts of valuable stuff and so much more. I loved my time in the Scouts when I was a lad back in the 70s. Well done to you for giving your time although I'm sure you get great satisfaction from doing it. P.
 
Scouting is fantastic, it teaches youngsters all sorts of valuable stuff and so much more. I loved my time in the Scouts when I was a lad back in the 70s. Well done to you for giving your time although I'm sure you get great satisfaction from doing it. P.
Cheers for that. Yes I do get great satisfaction from it.

I’ve been an Assistant Cub Leader, a Cub Leader and Scout Leader. I’m currently an Assistant Scout Leader, A Training Advisor for Adults In Scouting and it’s looking like I will be the next District Commissioner for my District.

I’ve completed Bushcraft Courses, I’m a AirGun and Crossbow Instructor In Scouting. Then there’s all the First Aid training. It really does take you places and increases your knowledge and skills sets. I’ve even been flying in a pre WW2 two seater training plane on Aero Camp. But it’s the Young People and helping give them access to new activities and teaching them new skills that makes it so rewarding.

To anyone interested in helping get along to your nearest group, there is always a need for more leaders. You can do as much or as little as you like. Training depends on you and how much you want to do. DBS checks are required but there’s no cost to you for that.
 
Cheers for that. Yes I do get great satisfaction from it.

I’ve been an Assistant Cub Leader, a Cub Leader and Scout Leader. I’m currently an Assistant Scout Leader, A Training Advisor for Adults In Scouting and it’s looking like I will be the next District Commissioner for my District.

I’ve completed Bushcraft Courses, I’m a AirGun and Crossbow Instructor In Scouting. Then there’s all the First Aid training. It really does take you places and increases your knowledge and skills sets. I’ve even been flying in a pre WW2 two seater training plane on Aero Camp. But it’s the Young People and helping give them access to new activities and teaching them new skills that makes it so rewarding.

To anyone interested in helping get along to your nearest group, there is always a need for more leaders. You can do as much or as little as you like. Training depends on you and how much you want to do. DBS checks are required but there’s no cost to you for that.
I'm pleased to know that youngsters still want to be cub scouts, scouts and venture scouts? I'm sure membership has dropped somewhat since the 1970s but the fact that it's still going would please Robert Baden-Powell. P.
 
I'm pleased to know that younsters still want to be cub and scouts and venture scouts? I'm sure membership has dropped somewhat since the 1970s but the fact that it's still going would please Robert Baden-Powell. P.
No, membership is still very strong. We have a waiting list of over 80 young people, in our town alone. It’s sad to say but some may never get the chance to join. It’s now Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers, with the Explorers getting the chance to become Young Leaders.
 
No, membership is still very strong. We have a waiting list of over 80 young people, in our town alone. It’s sad to say but some may never get the chance to join. It’s now Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers, with the Explorers getting the chance to become Young Leaders.
Is it funded by subscriptions from the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers? Is there any funding from outside?
Sorry all for going off topic slightly.
 
Is it funded by subscriptions from the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers? Is there any funding from outside?
Sorry all for going off topic slightly.
They all pay subs which vary from group to group. Sometimes these are subsidised, for example where a school hall is used. We have our own hall and charge £32 a term, this covers the running costs of the hall, membership fees and the costs of badge work. Camping costs are separate but they are offset sometimes with fund raising. We get money through local charitable groups, Masons, Roundtable, Rotary Club etc which helps with equipment costs.
 
They all pay subs which vary from group to group. Sometimes these are subsidised, for example where a school hall is used. We have our own hall and charge £32 a term, this covers the running costs of the hall, membership fees and the costs of badge work. Camping costs are separate but they are offset sometimes with fund raising. We get money through local charitable groups, Masons, Roundtable, Rotary Club etc which helps with equipment costs.
Long may it continue .P.
 
90s fashion is in vogue, so that's something
That's assuming 90s is old. I think there was a break between the 80s and the 90s (and later decades) at many levels. That was when the first non-technical people went online, and the world both got smaller and went faster. It also was a time of major political and cultural changes.

The 80s are much more similar to the 70s than to the 90s, in my opinion.



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They all pay subs which vary from group to group. Sometimes these are subsidised, for example where a school hall is used. We have our own hall and charge £32 a term, this covers the running costs of the hall, membership fees and the costs of badge work. Camping costs are separate but they are offset sometimes with fund raising. We get money through local charitable groups, Masons, Roundtable, Rotary Club etc which helps with equipment costs.
Some of my best childhood memories are from my time as a Scout, one year I think I spent damn near as many nights camping as I did at home. Sadly my uniform shirt got lost in a house move, but I still have my Chief Scout's Award certificate. :)
 
Another ex-Scout here (do you ever truly leave the organisation?). Effectively I was in the scouting movement from the age of 8 all the way to about 15 years ago when I finally had to call it a day from being a leader due to my working away as a ship's Captain and family life.

A wonderful organisation which I owe so much to for helping to define where I am now.

Which brings me on to another side of life which many of the youngsters of today are unaware of, working away at sea and the merchant navy. I became an apprentice officer at 16 and the merchant navy has seen me all the way through life ever since. It is still a career looking for the future generation and very few come forward.
 
They don't seem to know that much, to be honest. They do seem to be offended by everything though. I just read that they are watching Only fools & horses on Netflix & are offended by it, saying it's "racist." I'd make the little snowflakes watch Till death us do part & Love thy neighbour. A generation of fucking pussies.
 
I must be out of touch, I bought my Mrs the Only Fools and Horses box set a couple of Christmases ago and we re-watched them all, I don't remember being struck by it being racist. That said, these days everything is something-ist.
I breezed past an article today whereby there was a call for Italians to change their word for 'black' because it was deemed racist. This was sparked, apparently, by a 'missing dog' advert, for a black dog in Italy. Ridiculous stuff.

Unfortunately, I can't find said article right now. If I stumble across it again I'll be sure to share.
 
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