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Old 31 March 2005, 03:29   #1
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Voluntary Youth Groups

Having read some interesting comments in my post of "foggy Solent" in the galleries section, It prompted me to enquire how many members are involved in voluntary youth organisations, ie. Scouts, Sea Scouts, Army Cadets, Sea Cadets etc and any more I haven't mentioned.

For me I am the District Water Activities advisor for my Scout District. I am also part of the The Water Activities Team (TWAT). And as my wife is the District Commisioner I get involved with quite alot of non boating stuff.

I allow my boat to be used on events and generally am the fixer of all things -outboards, tractors and tea urns.

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Old 31 March 2005, 03:49   #2
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I was a Sea Scout, and I have stayed on Bristol several times, I did my RYA P2 there as well. I still help with the Sea Scouts sometimes and lend my RIB for Scout and sailing club events.
Sea Scouts is still very popular, and I would recommend it to any young person.


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Old 31 March 2005, 03:52   #3
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I do voluntary work for the Isle of Wight Branch of the Royal Life Saving Society
training rookie lifeguards (KIDS and Adults) We (the branch that is) also provide training for the local Council Beach Lifeguards and we use the money raised for Pool hire for winter training.
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Old 31 March 2005, 04:38   #4
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I am an Officer in the Army Combined Cadet Force, which is a Cadet force based inside a Public School, with an Army, Navy and RAF section.

I also sometimes help out (purely from a sailing point of view) with the local sea cadets, and we regularly have the guiding association spend a couple of afternoons sailing at my club.
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Old 31 March 2005, 13:13   #5
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having spent my school life in the ACF at blackheath until 16 years of age
in The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers in the end making the rank of sargent. i seem to have some respect for others
and like to shown some form of compliance to the rules of life
i know its hard
but i can see that all groups do offer a great deal in shaping the minds of young adults in two days world.

i take my hat off to all the unpaid helpers that put time in to training and helping our kids

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Old 31 March 2005, 16:01   #6
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As swifty is aware for my sins I run Herne Bay sea cadets and we are also the East Kent boat station for East Kent units to use so are busy near on all weekends with something,but taking the rough with the smooth, its graet to see them go into the big wide world knowing you have played yours and the staffs part. Being a rags and sticks instructor ialso get afloat sailing, so basically I enjoy most weekends. Great.
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Old 31 March 2005, 20:52   #7
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I have recently moved to Southampton,

But When In Wales I am with the sea cadets,

Is there anyone here in the sea cadets in Southampton?

If so where is the unit?

And are you looking for any more staff to help out?


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