An officer from the British military came into the OSR this evening and after a presentation on military life and showing off some of his personal kit it was time to put the scouts through their paces with some basic drill in the hall. The scouts had a fab time trying on all the equipment such as respirator, rucksack and even putting up the tent and looking through his extensive first aid kit.
In preparation for the upcoming Avon County Cooking Competition at Keynsham HQ the OSR’s team met up at Ali’s for a rehearsal and adjusting the menu.
First things first we all went to Sainsburys to but all the ingredients and then an hour and 10 minutes of prep and 40 minutes of cooking and it was all over bar the eating and cleaning up. The scouts has a great time getting in touch with their culinary skills and the food looked fabulous. Just a few more tweaks and we will be ready.
Tonight at OSR’s the scouts were put through their paces cleaning, ironing and sewing so that their uniforms are kept in top condition. No excuses now for creases and missing buttons. We all know how to do it sometimes you just need an opportunity for another practice. The scouts did a great job, fab stitching and highly polished shoes. They all looked very smart at the end of the evening.
So last weekend was the final (official) unit 70 WSJ meeting and Avonation is no more. The 40 ex members travelled together to Bournemouth and had 2 days with each other for the final time. On Saturday evening they had a 5 course meal during their awards ceremony and at the end the 4 leaders including 1st S/G Phelpsie received an Avon County Commissioners Commendation for two and a half years Wsj Scouting.
There’s something rather special about jamboree scouting and the 40 are more like family now. Of course the get togethers will continue on a yearly basis and it will be great to see what their scouting journey brings. Good luck all.