Tonight the OSR Scouts had a second visit from Stephen to help complete the Astronautics Activity Badge with a presentation on craters and the differences between Earth, Mars and the Moon. Rockets and their component parts and how they’re able to produce lift etc.
Then the practicals on crater formation using cement trays with soot and bearings. Plus thrust experiments with old film cases, water and energy tablets. The scouts learnt a lot and had loads of fun. BIG TY to Stephen for all his help getting the OSR scouts through their badge.
Tonight the OSR scout troop attended Woodhouse Park Communications Hut to complete part 2 of the badge with Rex and Peter.
We had 3 bases (phonetics, morse and ameature radio). It was cold outside but the scouts used their knowledge of the basics to complete messages in morse code, phonetic messages and logging radio stations and talking on the radio. Rex prepared a written test comprising of all the elements of the badge which everyone passed.
So Kahoutek is back again for the second year at Woodhouse Park and a team of 5 scouts from OSR troop entered the activity based competition. The weather was good and the 20 bases were all problem solving challenges, some more difficult than others but all the scouts and guides had a great time. The eventual winners were a guide unit from Winterbourne Down with OSR scouts finishing 18th a respectable place. Many thanks to all the organisers and volunteers from Bristol University and UWE. The founder of the competition some 40+ years ago attended and made the presentations. Congratulations to all that took part see you all next year.
In preparation for this weekends Kahoutek Competition the leaders decided to put the OSR scouts through their paces with a helium balloon assault course, Egg drop challenge, minefield, reducing May and marshmallow and spaghetti tallest towers. Then a game of 1 truth and 1 lie. The scouts had fun completing the challenges with eventual winners the Hawks showing they’re the best
Avon County Cooking Competition was held at Keynsham Scout HQ today and 4 scouts represented OSR scout troop. The standard was high and Stoke Gifford finished a very respectful 3rd missing out on a place at the regional finals by half a point to 1st Congresbury Scout Troop. The 4 scouts had a lot of fun and we’re congratulated on their team work. Great job all and thank you to Janet for running the team, shopping and holding a practice day so each scout could show off their culinary skills and be given their responsibilities in the team.
Tonight was the annual swimathon for osr scouts and Patchway Judo club. The scouts we’re raising money for the camp account and 20 of them put in a great 1 hour session and completed 220 lengths between them in the relay type event. They had a great time with time to chat with friends and learn things to help make new ones. Both organisations had time for a group photo with their certificates before leaving the centre. Many thanks to the pool staff and lifeguards for helping to make the swimathon go off without a hitch. Great job all.
The Avon County Cooking Comp is on Sunday 3/3/19 at keynsham scout HQ so the four scouts representing the OSR scout troop spend a day of their half term break practicing their menu. The theme is world scout Jamboree’s past and future and although the next one is number 24 only 17 countries have held the world wide camp. The OSR scouts have chosen West Virginia which is this year 2019.
They’ve prepared Prawn Cocktail, deconstructed Cottage Pie and Eton Mess. It tasted fab and looked great. Good job all and thank you for representing the troop.
Tonight the OSR scouts started the Astronautics Activity Badge. This is the first time we’ve ever tried to achieve this one and we had invited Stephen into the troop with his planetarium dome.
First we went through the 8 planets in are solar system and using fruit to reduce scale went outside to show how far they are separated from the sun.
Then into the dome for a constellation show with a very informative talk on life on other planets and debate on how life started and the Goldilocks zone. Touching on craters and satellites to be continued on our next meeting after half term. During the holidays homework to research ISS and a space mission. Big thank you to Stephen for his expertise and interesting talk.
Tonight the OSR scouts were given the use of the ict room in St. Michaels School to design a promotional poster for the local community about their favourite part of scouting or parts!
As you can see we do a lot of great stuff in scouts and you could to if you want to join please contact us.
As Chinese New Year is tomorrow we decided to give the Beavers a small taste of Chinese Culture.
They made red gift envelopes, tried some authentic Chinese food (not fro the take away), had a go at adding up in the Chinese style, did some colouring & demonstrated their skills with chop sticks