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    Choosing the right tent

    Thanks guys... If a mod would like to move it to the relevant place in the forums thats cool. Thanks for the reviews guys. Any of your comments/photos are welcomed on the site. If you want to have any tents added, let me know by Private Message on the site forums :-) I'm going to add a line of hammock tents tonight on request. If anyone is interested in my scout troop site aswell, it's http://www.theMAFIKENG.com Cheers, -Robin. Mafikeng Scout Troop / FindMeATent.com
  2. I have created a voluntary site for camping enthusiasts at http://www.FindMeATent.com It has 250 tents from 21 brands all searchable and comparable. I hope you find it useful. I would much appreciate any contributions of comments of photos uploaded. YiS -Robin (Ireland).
  3. ohhh ohhh, i'll join in on that... A competition..cool.
  4. Wow..Martha, your getting the buzz from it too! I know, the JPL idea is pretty cool. I have a friend 'Richie' who i'll get to review the site...He's into his scouting knowledge and has some good history on Mafikeng/Mafeking and it's spelling, i'm not sure myself.
  5. A trip to Ireland wouldn't be too much a case of Budget for Troop, more individual. I bet it could be done for under $800 per scout. and would be a NICE option for those not making Thailand World Jamboree.
  6. They seem to Have made their Patrol Leaders (PL's) into Joint Patrol Leaders (JPL's). I like that, it shares the responsibility. What do people think? Should the PL/APL tradition be broken? (I got that off the JPL Handout link)
  7. Ireland huh!? Wow...I am BSA, Greater New York Council...I would love to get my troop over to them. I wonder about doing a joint summercamp. That would be fun. Maybe we could all climb Lugnaquilla!?
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    Website 2

    Have u been to http://www.mafikeng.ontheweb.com Compare yours to theirs...I think you have some improving to do! We're trying to implement the Mafikeng system in our troop. Following their website as a guide. It's good reading, have a look.
  9. That's what we're trying to figure out. Try asking them in an e-mail... I reckon from reading through it i'm getting an idea.. English speaking, Rainy Weather, They also have references to having a Belgian, USA, Australian & Irish Assitant Scout Leaders... And the other interesting thing I spotted they are a mixed sex troop. The ways of seperating the sex's are interesting...Did u see their corp sylabuses? I'm interesting in knowing more now!
  10. Really? I didn't get that feeling at all. I thought they took Mafikeng as a name which just reflected what scouting is originally about. Have you read through it? I didn't see much towards BP himself. Although some fairly mad concepts come up in it. I like their style.
  11. I happened accross this troop called MAFIKENG online. http://www.mafikeng.ontheweb.com'>http://www.mafikeng.ontheweb.com They have written some amazing concepts of how to run programs on their website, how they train, how they implemented this within their troop, and how others can do it too... I have been in contact with the Scout Master over a few e-mails, and I am considering starting this program method in our troop. "Training in peer groups, Activities in mixed age patrols"...Splitting our troop into Corps might also work for us. One thing is though, I can't work out their location, or who they are, does MAFIKENG really exist and what is this HITLIST they reference!? see for yourself.. http://www.mafikeng.ontheweb.com interested in what others think, later all, -Robin
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