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Perfect Job for a Scout: Sleeping Bag Tester


Perfect Job for a Scout: Sleeping Bag Tester

Posted on 10 May 2010 by Dan

A former Scout in London has scored the perfect job- Sleeping Bag Tester!

Sleeping on the job is a criticism that can never be levelled at Phil Latham. The 27 year old freelance outdoor instructor has just learned that he has been awarded one of the most sought-after jobs in the country. He is the new sleeping bag tester for Halfords.

“I have been a member of the scout movement since I was four and have a lot of experience of camping. My girlfriend saw the job advertised first in the papers and rang saying: “I have just seen a job you may be over-qualified for!” Then my mum phoned and my sister, all telling me it was a job tailor-made for me so I thought I better go for it.”

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Boy Scouts Ring Opening Bell at New York Stock Exchange

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Boy Scouts Ring Opening Bell at New York Stock Exchange

Posted on 05 May 2010 by Dan

Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers from throughout the five New York boroughs visited the New York Stock Exchange on May 5th, 2010.  Eagle Scout Thomas Colasanto rang  The Opening BellSM, he was joined by Tony Fiori, 100th Anniversary Chariman, Greater New York, BSA, and Charlie Rosser, Scout Executive, Greater New York, BSA.

 In addition, Duncan Niederauer, CEO, NYSE Euronext, is being recognized by the Greater New York Councils at the Financial Tribute Reception on Thursday, May 6th. 

Video of the bell ringing can be found on the New York Stock Exchange website here.

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