Mothers Day and OSR scouts get together for the 6th year on the trott to take part in the South Gloucestershire Council BIG cleanup month. With the 3 parks in Stoke Gifford and tree planting in Meade Park where the scouts were joined by Friends of Meade Park Conservation Group.
We started at 10am and collected 3 large bags of rubbish and a car wheel and tyre from the Poplar Rooms field then a further 6 bags from Meade Park where we managed to get right into the bushes and wooded areas to get the hard to reach litter. We also found a carpet. After a short lunch break we started with the tree planting and by 2pm we had planted 78 saplings of various trees with a support stick and protective sleeve. We then made our way back to the OSR to spend the remainder of our Mothering Sunday with family. It was great fun and we received several supportive comments from walkers in the parks that we were doing a great job. Also Jenny from The Friends Group was very pleased with all our hard work and we promised to do more joint conservation activities with them.
Great job to all the scouts and parents that helped especially the Mum on her special day.
Thought we would put a collection of OSR scouts favourite indoor games from over the years. As a rule we try to play different games as much as possible but the favourites creep in now and then.
Add 6pm the new students arrived for their camp at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Walking through the magic portal at Platform 9 3/4 the Beavers entered the main hall where they were sorted into the 4 Houses.
Once unpacked we went for a magic camp fire and hot dogs.
The next morning we went for a walk in the forbidden forest before a hearty breakfast.
We designed our own House Crests played Quiditch and eat soooo much food.
So tonight the hoodies, International neckers and Union Badges have all arrived for the 1st Stoke Gifford OSR Scouts in preparation for their Easter camp to Cyprus where we hear the temperature is double what it is here in Bristol. The scouts are excited to get going but still have 3 weeks to wait before the trip of a life time for some whom have never been on an International Scout Camp before.
Good luck all. Have fun and wear your hoodies with pride.
Tonight in preparation for Mothering Sunday the OSR scouts took on the challenge of Arts and Crafts. Who’s says we only do action packed activities! So the scouts had two challenges first a personalised card and secondly a glass candle holder. On your marks, get set, gooooooo. So using their creative talents they set to work and there were some fab results I know all the mums will love seeing what their scout/s have achieved. Good job all.
Today the OSR Scouts attended Tesco Bradley Stoke bagpacking for The Purple Angels (Dementia Charity) during the charities awareness weekend and our upcoming Cyprus Camp coach hire to Birmingham Airport.
The weather outside was glorious but we still had 20 scouts give up either 3 hours or the whole 6 hours event. All in smart uniform and being Dementia Aware the scouts we’re able to explain to the customers why we were there and what the charity is all about. We collected £730.40 which will be split between the two causes. Good job all BIG well done and many thanks for all your hard work also ty to all the customers that donated and a special ty to Dawn for organising the fundraising for us.
Tonight the OSR Scouts had a second visit from Stephen to help complete the Astronautics Activity Badge with a presentation on craters and the differences between Earth, Mars and the Moon. Rockets and their component parts and how they’re able to produce lift etc.
Then the practicals on crater formation using cement trays with soot and bearings. Plus thrust experiments with old film cases, water and energy tablets. The scouts learnt a lot and had loads of fun. BIG TY to Stephen for all his help getting the OSR scouts through their badge.
Tonight the OSR scout troop attended Woodhouse Park Communications Hut to complete part 2 of the badge with Rex and Peter.
We had 3 bases (phonetics, morse and ameature radio). It was cold outside but the scouts used their knowledge of the basics to complete messages in morse code, phonetic messages and logging radio stations and talking on the radio. Rex prepared a written test comprising of all the elements of the badge which everyone passed.
So Kahoutek is back again for the second year at Woodhouse Park and a team of 5 scouts from OSR troop entered the activity based competition. The weather was good and the 20 bases were all problem solving challenges, some more difficult than others but all the scouts and guides had a great time. The eventual winners were a guide unit from Winterbourne Down with OSR scouts finishing 18th a respectable place. Many thanks to all the organisers and volunteers from Bristol University and UWE. The founder of the competition some 40+ years ago attended and made the presentations. Congratulations to all that took part see you all next year.
In preparation for this weekends Kahoutek Competition the leaders decided to put the OSR scouts through their paces with a helium balloon assault course, Egg drop challenge, minefield, reducing May and marshmallow and spaghetti tallest towers. Then a game of 1 truth and 1 lie. The scouts had fun completing the challenges with eventual winners the Hawks showing they’re the best