Tonight at OSR the scout troop we’re joined by Andri from Avon and Somerset police sexual exploitation unit. The troop were flabbergasted by the talk on internet safety and exploitation and how easy it is for predators to gain your trust and exploit young people on line. Andri went through games, apps, streaming etc etc including Alexa and camera’s/ microphones. It’s fair to say the scouts will all be checking their privacy settings and making adjustments. Big thank you to Andri.
Tonight at OSR scout troop one of our own Ellie Pleass receive her young leader belt from Steve Daniels YL commissioner for Brunel District. Ellie has completed all 11 modules and 4 missions to complete her YL training, this is especially rewarding due to the last 18 months of no face to face scouting. Great job Ellie.
Now for the other YLs to complete theirs!
This weekend is the annual joti event and the osr scouts in stoke Gifford joined in with all the fun and chats with scouts from around the world. Saturday was very busy and lots of conversations with cyprus, Swedish, Malaysian and American scouts. The osr scouts were able to join in the fun from home and remembering their how to be safe online didn’t give any personal information. The chat rooms are all monitored 24/7 so no one can get to carried away with silliness but the osr scouts had some fab online chats and really enjoyed the event.
Tonight the osr scouts took part in different ways to communicate with one another for the communicator activity badge. They made sets of flags for semaphore communicating and were given the added pressure of a time limit, semaphore not used any more was for ship to ship. After each activity they were scored out of 10 points. Second was morse code which is good knowledge to have in your locker and finally phonetic alphabet used by emergency services and the military.
The scouts did well, none of the message were fully achievable in the time limits but did add to the motivation and their competitive sides came out more and more. The overall winners were hawks. Big well done