An hour of bouncing around in a giant warehouse full of trampolines and soft surfaces................ And no accidents. The waiver was like reading war and peace but safety always comes first!
stream clearing at 40 acres, litter picking for south glos. council "big clean month" and the forestry commission tree felling session all in one day!
Well after that title we knew we had a lot to be getting on with. Not too early a start but it was cold, once the scouts got stuck in we all warmed up (except Emily) and we cleared 3 dams formed in the stream. Throwing the branches back up on to the embankment and the manmade rubbish in to bags for collection by the council. Then we had a break making sure our hands were clean and sanitised. After lunch a few went off to fell a tree and plant new saplings and the rest of us did a mammoth sweep of the whole area removing all the rubbish we could get our hands or pickers on!
At the end of the day everyone was happy with what we had achieved and although wet were in good spirits. We are planning another session in the summer. Laurence the chairperson for 40 acres was very impressed and said we had done a fabulous job.
I would first like to thank Leeds University for setting this challenge, we've had great fun and learnt quite a bit! So tonight was the final bit of the challenge and we had 2 things to complete; firstly Grassheads and secondly the food safety and hygiene quiz.
Firstly we tackled the Grassheads and the scouts at a laugh with some great designs to boot. Then on to the quiz and the top patrol receiving 9/10 and the other 3 patrols 8/10 what a clever set of scouts we have. The winner or the best Grasshead went to William Drons Well Done William !
Then all that was left was the badge presentations by Larah.
The summer is getting closer and closer and before we tackle the cycle activity badge we thought we should learn how to maintain our cycles! So we invited in the councils bikeability project and Lisa and Mandy arrived raring to go with tools and puncture repair kits in hand. The session was great with all the scouts engaging and even admitting to learning a thing or two. Early next term the team will be returning to check over our cycles and adjust and give us advice before our 40km cycle ride.
So this term we challenged the school scout troop at Laser Quest, in the old fire station down town. The Two troops were split into 2 teams each and battled against each other in 20 minute sessions. The evening started off very noisy with lots of excitement but by 8pm it was starting to get a lot quieter. Each team had 3 battles and a lot of fun was had by all, the score board showed the positions of each player after each game but who won overall who knows. The main thing is we all had a good time.
The OSR scout troop entered 2 teams in the District Quiz, held at St. Michaels school, Stoke Gifford. The large hall was filled with teams from all over the district and everyone was excited. 14 teams took part with music, general knowledge, scouting and many other topics. Both OSR teams were out of the top five but all had a great time with squash and biscuits being very welcome during the interval