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In You Go: A Year or Two in the Life of a Scout Leader Paperback – 1 Jul 2014
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"IN YOU GO! A year or two in the life of a scout leader" was completely revised and updated in July 2016. It is about the first years that John Hemming-Clark spent as a scout leader in Chislehurst, Kent at a time of life when some are starting to think about putting their feet up. His trials and tribulations as he seeks to learn the ropes with only the most essential training to help him, that and his life experiences, are written about in hilarious detail. Troop meetings, hikes, camps, excursions, his relationship with beavers, cubs and explorers as well as girl guides, leaders, trainers and managers are all included. Read about • how John became a leader after having been sacked as a scout committee chairman • his first troop meeting with just one scout, until three girls turned up • a camping training weekend when John's past finally caught up with him • the infamous hammock camp when a tsunami appeared out of nowhere • the summer camp when a girl guide welly stick was liberated for the day, only to find out that it wasn't actually what the scouts thought it was • a trip to Bewl Water reservoir when an alternative toilet was discovered • a hike when some scouts took up smoking • a winter camp where John was led very astray • the day Bear Grylls ran over his 'phone • the beavers' Nativity play when one boy stole the show • why one team came last on Monopoly on the Run • a family camp when a cub's parents disgraced themselves • the resuscitation evening when Little Annie came into her own, despite being a dummy • the April Fool's Day activity badge that the scouts actually completed • the day the scouts hiked along a sewer • the day John nearly died whilst white water rafting with the devil • the camp where a girl guide won the "best scout" award, and much, much more. 35 chapters of some of the funniest things that have ever happened in scouting.
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A really funny book. Which gives a great insight into the mind of a Scout Leader. Definitely recommend this.Published 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
A laugh out loud account of a new Leader's journey into scouts. Some very funny and relatable tales that keep you laughing at the antics throughout. Well worth a read!Published 1 month ago by Chris
This was the first of John Hemming-Clark's books I read it got me hooked. Very funny and as a scouter I could relate to a lot of the book. Brilliant.Published 1 month ago by Dobby of Bedford
I loved reading this book. As a leader in the movement since 1973 it was almost biographical and I'm sure that lots of other leaders will see themselves in the hilarious situations... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Peter McMahon
What can I say, what a fantastic read. A book to entertain Scouters and no Scouters alike. If you haven't read it yet it's time to now.Published 1 month ago by Andrew Vincent
As a new Group Scout Leader I wa so please to have come across this. Some utterly wacky and wonderful tales but ultimately inspiring to us newbies! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amelia
I really enjoyed this book - so many of his experiences were familiar. Read it in just a few hours and looking forward to reading more by this author.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Bought as a gift for my husband, it has been very well recieved and caused a lot of laughter! Would definitely recommend this for anyone involved with Scouts :)Published 1 month ago by Wolfdesigns
What a great read, so funny and being a scout leader myself I can relate to this book so much. A must read for any Scout Leader. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Debbie Hume