I’ve been contacted by Jemma Campbell who is studying Film and Media at the University of Stirling. She is in her final year and is looking for volunteers to help in her dissertation. In her own words, Hi, I’m Jemma Campbell, … Continue reading Do you live with HIV in Scotland? Can you help Jemma?
I have just heard the news (via Facebook) that Derek Wheeler, Group Scout Leader of 1st Carryduff, former County Commissioner of Belfast, former District Commissioner of South Belfast passed away earlier this morning. Whilst I didn’t always agree with everything … Continue reading Gone home: Derek Wheeler
Scouting has been a force for good in the world, and Michael celebrates the achievement of being awarded the Wood Badge and thinks about the paths that we all take. Be Prepared. Good advice, but Scouting needs more adult volunteers. Watch the video. Think about it. Get involved. Join the adventure. Continue reading Finding the Path… to joining the adventure
Michelle Penney from Positive Life, Northern Ireland’s only HIV-specific charity explains why volunteering with the charity is so important to them. Continue reading Support–Prevention–Action: volunteering in N. Ireland
The Scout Association has volunteers from all sorts of walks of life. I am proud to be one of them. We all have Pride in our Scouting. Continue reading Scouting has volunteers from many walks of life…
Over on another of my blogs, I wrote about my thoughts on learning that I did have a male relative who fought in the Great War. Up until last week, I had believed myself to be of a family that didn’t have anyone to have fought. In this belief, I was wrong. But I was wrong in more than one way. You see, I am not just a member of my biological family. No. I am also by virtue of a promise made when I was around ten years old, also a member of the Worldwide family of Scouts. Many, … Continue reading “Lest we forget”
This evening, as a bit of rest and relaxation, my friend Sam took me out to Assisi Animal Sanctuary near Newtownards to volunteer to give some love to some cats. There were so many cats there it was almost heartbreaking to leave them behind, but I know that there they do get love and are looked after while waiting for potential rehoming. One was pointed out to me, with only three legs, she has become rather timid and apparently shoots off before any new human can get near her. Well, I started off towards her. I took short steps, and … Continue reading Time for me to stroke a pussy or two…
Readers may have begun to wonder if I was ever going to post something more to this blog. It has been a bit far down my priorities in recent weeks. I’ve had a lot to do other than blog on here. Some friends will know that I volunteer with The Scout Association. Since December, I have been working principally with the local Scouts in Bedford, England. Although I live in Belfast, my local role is in based in England. However, thanks to the flexible volunteering policy of The Scout Association, it is perfectly possible for me to carry out the … Continue reading Volunteering with the Scout Association – if I can do it, so can you!