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  • Hosting Scouts from Scotland

    I get the Opportunity to Help Host a Group of scouters from Scotland next July. So looking forward to it.

  • #2
    You'll love it, just don't accuse them of being from England

    What part of Scotland are they from?

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    • #3
      I remember working the 105th Glasgow. They were awesome. One of the things they did, which I would like to do, is they have an annual dinner during their summer camp with just the PLC, both outgoing and incoming if memory serves, as a reward for their hard work and as a means to have fun. I liked it.


      Ans as Skip said, don't call them English. Heck some may not like being called Brits.

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      • #4
        Any Scout that can stand drinking Irn Bru is fine by me-"its made from girders".

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        • #5
          I am Part Irish and Part Scotch so I know about not Calling them English.
          Not Sure where they are coming from.
          All I know for Sure about group is
          • 3 male Explorers (14-18)
          • 2 male and 2 female Networkers (18-25)
          • Plus myself (adult I am Corresponding with)
          They Arrive in DFW and Plan on Canoeing at Camp Worth. They Have Invited us to go with them but I have not heard back yet (Max size) fromCamp Worth Yet..Since there is 8 in their Group it May Limit us to just 1 or 2 people..Hopefully we can take a group and join them there.

          They Then Come up to Camp Perkins. So Far I have Arranged a Trip to Whispers of Hope Horse Farm for Riding and assisting them with Children with Disabilities riding Therapy and They will Bring out Horses to Camp Perkins for Trail Rides at Camp Perkins.
          Still looking for more People to help with Additional Trail Rides.

          I have also recommended a Trip up to Lawton Oklahoma to Visit the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, and also the Comanche Nation Heritage Center. And Dinner in Meers for Meer's Burgers..
          I have started to see if I can arrange a Visit Locally to Sheppard Air Force Base and a Visit to the Elevator Rock Indoor Climbing Center.
          Checking around for Area Rodeos, but they plan to attend the Rodeo in Ft. Worth at the Stockyards.
          I have asked around to see if I can get the Black Powder Shooters to come out one day also.

          I have planned out themed Dinners...BBQ, Catfish Fry, Tex-Mex and I am contacting a local Cowboy Church to Do a Chuckwagon Dinner.

          I asked Wichita Lodge 35 if they Will do a Program one night.

          I am having custom key Holders made..I am Considering Special Neckerchiefs also.

          Their Plans are
          Monday 7th..Meet local Scouts and stay in Fort Worth.
          Tuesday 8th - Thursday 10th Fort Worth > Worth Ranch
          Canoeing on the 9th and 10th.
          Friday 11th - Sunday 13th
          Worth Ranch > Camp Perkins at Wichita Falls...Activities with local Scouts

          Monday 14th - Thursday 17th
          Camp Perkins > ?
          Horseback Expedition

          Friday 18th > Fort Worth Go see the rodeo at Stockyards

          Saturday 19th - Sunday 20th Fort Worth > Bandera Cowboy skills, barn dance

          Monday 21st Bandera > San Antonio Alamo

          Tuesday 22nd - Sunday 27th San Antonio > Down Home Ranch
          Monday 28th Down Home Ranch > Houston Visit Space Centre
          Tuesday 29th Fly back home
          Last edited by jpstodwftexas; 12-05-2013, 05:20 PM.

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          • Tampa Turtle
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            Man they will be waddling back!

        • #6
          Also gonna print them Up a "Honorary" Texas Citizenship

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          • #7
            Do you know about the the new International Spirit Award? It replaced the International Youth Exchange Award, which in turn replaced the World Crest requirements, yep prior to 1989, you had to earn the WC.

            http://www.scouting.org/filestore/in...130-044_WB.pdf

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            • #8
              Eagle92, thank you for stating the World Crest was an earned award. No one ever believes me when I tell them I earned my world crest

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              • #9
                I earned my World Crest. We Hosted 4 English Scouters one Summer, and they worked our Summer Camps

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                • #10
                  Still waiting on a few thing but i played around with graphics program and started working on the "Honorary Texas Citizenship" for them.

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