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Two reports have been released that are foundations of our future work. We ask that you read the reports from cover to cover to both understand the context of the research completed and to appreciate the background for the final recommendations.
Across the Scouting community will be a variety of opinions about this research. That’s normal, the research and findings probably wouldn’t be good if it didn’t create some debate and discussion!

YPR Outsourced Research (2014-Aug-08)

Some thoughts:
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Radical Reels Tour
They’re short, they’re sharp and they’re sure to shock: eight of the most extreme, high-adrenalin films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival programs will light up silver screens in Australian towns and cities this November, when the Radical Reels Tour rolls across the country.
Designed to keep audiences on the edges of their seats, the films feature daring footage of some of the most accomplished climbers, paddlers, BASE jumpers, skiers, snowboarders and mountain-bike riders alive today. Each action-packed short has been hand-picked from more than 300 entries to the most recent Banff Mountain Festival (the largest and most prestigious mountain-adventure, -culture and -exploration festival in the world).
The Radical Reels Tour is the Banff Mountain Festival’s fast-paced, furious little brother. This year, the Australian line-up showcases two-and-a-half hours of heart-stopping action. Filled with wild rides, long lines, steep jumps, and skilful stunts, these films celebrate the camaraderie, courage and conviction of today’s most out-there adventurers.
Captivating cinematography, complete with stunning vistas shot from unbelievable vantage points, pays homage to the wild and rugged playgrounds today’s thrill-seekers explore with their mountain bikes, paddles, ropes, skis, snowboards and wingsuits in tow.
radicalreels.com.au

Melbourne: 26, 27, 28 November 2014
The Capitol Theatre RMIT
113 Swanston Street

LINKS:
[1] BANFF Mountain Film Festival – Radical Reels Tour (2014-Aug-07) [radicalreels.com.au]
[2] 2014 Radical Reels Films (2014-Aug-07) [www.banffcentre.ca]

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Boy’s Life Magazine [BSA]
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* Inside the August 2014 issue
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2014 NewslettersNewsletter August 2014 [PDF]

Queensland
EncompassEncompass Issue 66 – August 2014 [PDF]

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2014 NewslettersNewsletter July 2014 [PDF]

Queensland
EncompassEncompass Issue 65 – July 2014 [PDF]

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The soft drink can alcohol stove works beautifully. Time for a cuppa :)

I used metho as the fuel rather than pure alcohol (safety factor for using with Scouts), this lowers the efficiency but gives a safer stove.

Based on Tom Allen’s stove shown in How To Turn A Beer Can Into The Only Camping Stove You’ll Ever Need [Alastair Humphreys]

The Info Book is the annual guide to Scouting in Victoria.

You may think that you’d find the 2014 InfoBook linked from the info-and-forms page, but this is not the case. You can get to a copy via Info Book 2014 (external) 144 pages or Info Book 2014 (internal) 144 pages or Info Book 2014 (entire) 299 pages [www.vicscouts.com.au]

And another one Info Book 2014 (Version 2) 146 pages via Info Book 2014

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