Tonight was the first session for the osr scouts on communication a brief history and several examples of morse code and the phonetic alphabet. The scouts need to learn 5 Q codes for our next session which will be at Woodhouse Park in the shack.
The OSR scouts Travelled to The Mendip Hills today for a caving session with Marek. After getting kitted up and a safety talk we walked the short distance to Goatchurch cave. As we descended into the system we had to make our way through passages and chambers down to the water chamber where we switched off our lights to experience pitch black. The scouts then explored various tunnels before we started back up to the surface. The scouts had a fantastic time and all want to cave again. Big thank you to Marek.
It was time for our annual caving trip under the mendips with Marek. We arrived at the car park early and dressed in our hard hats and belts after walking a short distance and a safety talk it was into the darkness and off we went. The Goatchurch cave system was crowded and meant we needed to wait for passages to clear which added time to the session. The scouts had lots of fun and we descended down to the water chamber where the scouts explored various tunnels befor we started back to the surface. The scouts changed before returning to osr and on to home. Big ty to Marek £2.50 for a few hours activity when private groups were paying £35 each.
Tonight the OSR borrowed the Blast Off educational box from the SS GB team. Everything needed for the challenge is in the box including the firing mechanism, card, pens, scissors and reward badges. The scouts had great fun designing and building their rockets and then out into the cold night to see who’s would reach the highest. It came down to the best 5 to have a second attempt and the eventual winner was Oliver earning 5 patrol points for Merlins.