So OSR scouts have to do their own cooking, I spoke to some other scout leaders at the district draughts competition and they've done this with their Explorer scouts...... Ohhh dear what have we let ourselves in for lol
Well all four patrol leaders turned up with their bags of ingredients, good start! The cooking areas were set up ready with burners, pots, pans and utensils and off they went. Hawks cooking chilly, rice and homemade rice pudding for desert, Falcons cooking spaghetti, home made cheese sauce and prepared a lovely fruit salad and cream, Kestrels cooking a chicken carbanara with spaghetti and pancakes with chocolate and finally Eagles with a chicken curry and nan breads with an assortment of traditional lemon and sugar and chocolate pancakes.
The preparation went very well, cooking with no hitches at all and then the clearing up with no fuss. What was I worrying about. All 4 patrols did a great job
So it was that time of year again for the district draughts competition held at St. Josephs in Fishponds, Bristol. As the reining champions we arrived with the trophy and a new team. Emily, Dan and Nathan ready to take on the best the district could throw at them. Two hours in and at the end of the knockout stage our troop were not called and so it was home for an early bath! I'd like to thank the 3 scouts for their team work and for abiding by the scout motto to do their best which they did and I'm extremely proud. Next year we will be back!
2016 first caving trip under the mendips, the team consisted of Jack, Matthew and Dan with Harry supervising and Marek leading. The scouts went into Goat church as none had done any caving previously. As the photos show the before and after and all had a great time. Meaning I need to organise another session!
GRUBS UP! this is a combined night of the chef activity badge from the scout association and a challenge devised by Leeds University. Both cover similar things balanced diet, healthy living, menu and several challenges eg cooking a 2 course meal and learning about storage and shopping etc. The night was run by Larah and Alison and next week the Patrol Leaders will need to bring in the ingredients. Further photographic evidence of the chaos will follow.
No this wasn't a night of helping the elderly it was the troop showing off their ict skills to Chris Smith. Everyone achieved lvl3 staged award and even managed to complete their homework whilst there. I was very impressed with the knowledge of the scouts when it comes to the internet and being safe etc. Well done all and a great BIG thank you to Chris
Robots were the brief and the scouts took a tonne of junk gathered over the Christmas holidays and made at least 4 fine models. In fact cleaning up was just as much fun as the construction stage.