osr scouts represent Avon county at the regional cooking competition at shurdington, Gloucestershire 26/03/2017
The Old School Rooms scout troop represented by Beth, Tia, Matthew and Ollie having won the Avon County cooking competition earlier in the year, today travelled to Shurdington, Glos with their team leader Janet to take on the best teams in the whole region including Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Devon and Dorset. The standards were incredibly high and the osr scouts did us proud! The eventual winners were from Beer in Dorset. Congratulations to all that took part and Big thank you to Janet for organising the team and for a first attempt I think they did great.
Both Bristol universities scout and guide units joined forces to bring back a blast from the past. Kohoutek named after a comet was last run in about 2002 and is an activity based day for scout and guide units. There were nearly 50 teams taking part from all over the county and the weather was glorious. Well done to all the students that made this happen the experience .
The scores are in and OSR Scouts came 6th out of 48 scout and guide teams, Well Done all.
George Phelps awarded his Young leader belt and certificate by district explorer scout commissioner paul baker
After four years of hard work George gets presented his young leader belt, certificate and badge (to wear on his adult uniform). To complete this he has had to work on four missions and ten modules either during the many activities are busy troop take part in or in his own time. This award presented by Paul Baker DESC for Brunel district on Wednesday 22nd March 2017. Well Done George for all your hard work and now as an adult leader this will count towards a lot of your adult training.
Its that time again in the scout programme when the Old School Rooms troop gets involved with giving back to the Stoke Gifford community by taking part in the council's BIG clean up. Jack organised for the scouts to litter pick around the 3 parks in S/G, the council supplied the equipment we supplied the labour. This counts towards several Challenge awards and so is well worth getting involved in and besides the scouts had fun even having time to unwind on the play equipment and Pooh sticks at the end. Well done to all that took part.
Tonight the troop made a visit at the Shah Jalal Jame Mosque in Bristol and were shown around and given information by Rizwan. He had recently returned from Makah where he had taken part in the Hajj and we were shown a presentation and personal photographs of the Muslim faith.
Following on from the OSR scouts troop working with Anne at Asda over at Abbeywood retail park we had an opportunity to fundraise and keep the scouts in the public eye. There were 2 sessions during the day, 1000-1300 and 1300-1600 hours. A great big thank you to the scouts and leaders that gave up some of their weekend to take part in the bag packing. We managed to collect £391.76 which considering Asda is a smaller store was a great achievement, this counts towards the scouts fundraising activity badge and the teamwork challenge award. Big thank you also to Anne for organising the event and spending 5 weeks with the scouts taking part in the Tool Box.
Well what can I say, well done to Beth and Dan W for representing the OSR scouts at the District Quiz. There were 19 teams from across the district with teams or 4-7 scouts, 10 rounds of questions from Bristol to Disney to outlines of countries to go through. Also there was a joker that could be played at any one round giving extra points. Maybe next year we can enter a full team!