Last night antics

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Post by Richard Ruck » Fri May 20, 2005 2:24 pm

Hendrik wrote:
Great Plum wrote:Most of the locks used to be pretty 'breakable' and winodws could always be opened...
no - it's just that we scouts were never deterred by 'closed doors'! :wink:
Was burglary part of the scouting tradition?
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Post by Great Plum » Fri May 20, 2005 2:24 pm

Hendrik wrote:
Great Plum wrote:Most of the locks used to be pretty 'breakable' and winodws could always be opened...
no - it's just that we scouts were never deterred by 'closed doors'! :wink:

not just the midnight band, your year seemed to be the last year to do all kinds of cool stuff. :(
though to be fair, you did make the most of it, iirc! :D
Well the doors were never particularly 'closed' were they?

Yeah, I think my year was the last year that could have a good time on the last night... :)
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Post by Hendrik » Fri May 20, 2005 4:59 pm

not so much burglary, as 'breaking and entering', only without the 'breaking'. so if all we ever did was 'enter', are we really criminals?
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Post by Great Plum » Fri May 20, 2005 5:00 pm

Of course not Hendrik! ;)
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Post by JimmyB » Mon Sep 19, 2005 7:14 am

I remember waking up on the last day one year to find Mr Marlowe's bike threaded over a lamp-post. Genius!
Gladding's mini in a bush was standard practice...
On my last night, amongst other things, we moved the pool table out from the club into the middle of the avenue in the quad - turns out there's quite a camber on that piece of road!
Oh, and when four of us attempted to lift a car at the back of dining hall, we went for a little run when Rick the nightwatchman chased us up and down the back ave for an hour or so!

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Post by Jobaker » Fri Sep 23, 2005 6:09 pm

I remember when the year above (I think) stole a sheep from one of the surrounding fields and dumped it in quad. There was talk of that for ages after!

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Post by Great Plum » Sat Sep 24, 2005 2:06 pm

Jobaker wrote:I remember when the year above (I think) stole a sheep from one of the surrounding fields and dumped it in quad. There was talk of that for ages after!
I thought that was a couple of yearrs above you - I know who did that!
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Post by Jobaker » Sat Sep 24, 2005 9:22 pm

yeah, it could have been... I just remember hearing about it. ;)

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Post by Great Plum » Mon Sep 26, 2005 9:54 am

Twas the Grecians of 2000 - if you want to know who did it, PM me...

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Post by Jobaker » Mon Sep 26, 2005 11:11 am

ha! Actually I did... but that wasn't the reason I did my Grecian's twice... it was pretty complicated. ;)

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Post by Nyort » Sat Oct 22, 2005 4:22 pm

I remember last year, one of the leaving GE from Thorn A made a list of stuff he had to do before he left. His last night job was to take a dump on Dr Connor's (the deputy head) car. He took a picture of it as well. Consigned to Thorn legend that was!

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Post by viejoazul » Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:35 am

How virtuous we were in the 40s and 50s, compared with this lot!

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Post by sejintenej » Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:30 pm

Richard Ruck wrote:
Hendrik wrote:we scouts were never deterred by 'closed doors'! :wink:
Was burglary part of the scouting tradition?
No but........ no - it's just the one occasion when Mr Eagle didn't turn up to remove the padlock on the store where the high jump and hurdles equipment was stored and there was a large crowd waiting to train. Scout training to the fore;
Be prepared, that's the Boy Scouts marching song.
Be prepared , don't solic******** etc (If you were a scout you know the rest, if not you don't want to know what the university professor said)

That was a dead easy padlock to open ................
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Post by Fjgrogan » Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:12 am

'Be prepared' - I was never a scout although the rest of my family were - I was heavily into Guiding both at school and thereafter. However you have quoted my favourite Tom Lehrer song, and I see no problem with quoting the line in full 'Don't solicit for your sister; it's not nice, unless you get a good percentage of her price' - it's just that you can't convey a tone of voice on paper! Note to self - must re-read Scouting for Boys - I seem to remember that BP expressed a number of opinions that have been found somewhat dubious in retrospect!
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Post by Ajarn Philip » Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:11 am

Nyort wrote:I remember last year, one of the leaving GE from Thorn A made a list of stuff he had to do before he left. His last night job was to take a dump on Dr Connor's (the deputy head) car. He took a picture of it as well. Consigned to Thorn legend that was!
Well, it's good to see that an excellent education wasn't wasted! :lol: I expect the perpetrator is thriving in the world of politics...
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