Friday, 2 March 2012

Lots Happening

The 4th Worcester Park Scouts (funny how you never hear about the first, second and third) will be holding their first auction of the year on Saturday 10th March at their headquarters in Braemar Road.

Viewing starts at 1:30pm, with the auction commencing at 2:30pm (admission is 50p).

If you have any items for sale (no clothing, TV's or gas appliances) bring your lots down for auction between 10am and 11.30am. There is a catalogue listing fee of 20p and the Scouts retain one-third of the selling price (up to a maximum of £10). 

13 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

Cave said...

I believe the 1st are brownies and guides, no idea about the 2nd and 3rd...

Scouting For Bargains said...

Perhaps the first three moved underground?

Resident said...

While I wish them well for their auction I do wish they (or is it another troop) would stop plastering the lamp-posts along Central Road with flyers. At very least they could go round and remove the flyers, and sticky tape, after the event.
Fly-posting is a nuisance in Worcester Park and should not be tolerated however worthy the cause might seem.

Fed said...

The posters are always removed after the events. Unfortunatly some people take the time to rip them off the lamp-posts and this makes it look even worse.
The Scouts are not the only ones doing it and the local people (taking out some) use the poster to find out about local events. If all of the shops in the high street would not charge money to put up posters things would be easier!!! Anyway glad the posters are been seen. Will make sure the poster are taken down in a nice clean way and will even make sure to take the sticky tape.

Resident said...

"The posters are always removed after the events."
Well not until now, but doubtless they will be.

"Unfortunatly some people take the time to rip them off the lamp-posts ..."
Of course, fly-posting should always be removed. This arrogant attitude that scouts have some inherent 'right' to display their scruffy flyers shows them in a very poor light.

"... and this makes it look even worse."
is an admission that it looks bad.

"The Scouts are not the only ones doing it"
Is no defence, and aren't scouts supposed to be good citizens?

" and the local people (taking out some) use the poster to find out about local events."
Really? I have yet to see anyone look at such a "poster".

"If all [sic] of the shops in the high street would not charge money to put up posters things would be easier!!!"
There are many shops which will display flyers free of charge for worthy causes, but none will want to be associated with fly-posters.
Simple answer - stop the fly-posting, and then approach all the shops. Do let us know how you get on.

 "Will make sure the poster are taken down in a nice clean way and will even make sure to take the sticky tape."
An admission that the sticky tape has not previously been removed.

I had formed the impression of Boy Scouts being law-abiding innocuous lads, somewhat akin to stamp collectors and train-spotters, having a sense of public responsibility, and maybe even a level of intelligence above average.
Fly-posting doesn't square with that image.

In reply to the stupid said...

"we do have permission from Sutton Council to advertise our events in this manner in the Worcester Park". This would appear to be the key phrase that your comprehensive analysis has completely overlooked.
 
Elsewhere on the blog, you attack a church’s voluntary community project, though you proudly reveal not to have been in that or any other church in over 50 years.
 
I'm guessing, with a sense of certainty, that in assessing and condemning the local scout group, it's been even longer since you were last inside a scout hut.
 
How about you contributing to the community and bringing its groups together? What about asking the local scouts to dig a hole six feet down, outside the church, and you doing the entire KT4 community the very great favour of jumping in it?

BenjyP said...

I used to go to 5th Worcester park Scouts, although rather bizarrely they are actually based in Stonecot Hill

Fed said...

Dear Sir

You have a lot of time in your hands. If you use that time to help others and not judge their actions, our area would be a much better place. What can I say, we are helping the local community, something you are not!
Thank you for all your attention in this matter, hope to see you around.

Fed

Resident said...

@Fed
"Will make sure the poster are taken down in a nice clean way and will even make sure to take the sticky tape."
Well that's proved to be a false promise.
Posters for the "event" of 29th September are still in place today.
Can't keep your word then?

Fed said...

Are they? Strange since I managed to take them off the posts myself. Might have missed one or 2 in witch case you could help the community and remove them.
Best wishes
Fed

Paul G said...

What a shame that these comments have started again and we appear to have left a couple of posters up,
Also a shame (and a sign of ignorance i feel) that the original complainant from back in March didnt even have the decency to ackknowledge my reply to them?

Never fear though - a scout is to be trusted and we will do our best to clear all the posters.
thanks for letting us know there were still some out there.
Paul
Group Scout Leader
www.4wp.org.uk

Thumbs up to the Scouts said...

Resident/Dave R, you have far too much time on your hands and you are wasting it. If the remains of sticky tape on a lamp post feature high up on your list of concerns, you certainly have very, very few worries.


Since you have both the time and the inclination, why not upload a photo of yourself pointing to the offending tape on a lamppost. Maybe even Sutton Guardian could run with the story, under the title "The worry free lifestyle of Worcester Park's sticky tape spotter!"


And since it's Autumn, be sure to put on your anorak, before venturing out with your magnifying glass to go tape spotting.

Jeff said...

I agree with Thumbs Up - no amount of therapy is going to help Dave R.

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