The Scouting Pages - My Scouting Background
MY SCOUTING BACKGROUND
I was born in the England, but my parents moved to New Zealand, to a city called Napier, when I was 7 months old In 1973 when I was eight when I joined the Napier South Scout Group as a Cub attheir Monday night Pack. During my time in Cubs I took part in celbrations for the 60th Aniversary of Cub Scouts
When was 10.5 I then moved on to Scouts and attended the 9th New Zealand Scout Jamboree held in Hastings. About 8 months before the Jamboree the New Zealand Scout Association changed the Scout Uniform from what it was as shown above in the photo of me as a Scout to a Teal coloured short sleave shirt with by memory grey shorts. During my time in Scouts I was an APL, PL and SPL. I gained my Chief Scout's Award and Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award during this time as well.
After Scouts it was on to Ventures where I attended the 2nd National Venture (A Venture was a Jamboree for Venture Scouts) as well as gaining the Queens Scout and Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards.
Here ended my time as a youth member of the movement, now my time as a leader began. I got my first warrant as an Assistant Cub Leader in 1985 with the same Pack I started off with as a Cub. A year later I was the Cub Leader of the Pack. I gained my Wood Badge in 1989. In 1990 I was awarded the 2 Chief Scouts Commendation for 5 yeard service as a Leader. 1993 saw me attend the 13th New Zealand Scout Jamboree as part of Sub Camp Staff, helping on the Sub Camps abseiling tower.
In 1996 I took a break from being a Leader, but remained a helper at another Cub Pack, while I was taking a full time computer course. 1998 saw me move to the UK, where I was born and in 1999 I found myself a local Cub Pack to get involved with as an Assistant Cub Leader again.
MY SCOUTING MILESTONES
Here are some milestones in my Scouting background over the last 36 years
Here are the scarves of the different Scout Groups I have belonged to or been involved with during my time in Scouting.
Napier South, Napier, New Zealand 1978 - 1989
St Patrick's, Napier, New Zealand 1989-1994
Greendale-Tamatea , Napier New Zealand 1994-1996
Saint Augustine's, Napier, New Zealand
Basingstoke Air Scout Group, Basingstoke , England: August 1999 -