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.