So this year we at OSR scouts are tackling the Poppy badge again after becoming the first troop to achieve the badge in 2014 when it was introduced by Gloucestershire county scouts.
Tonight we had a visit from Brian and John from the Royal British Legion who treated us to factual information about WW2, why we wear poppies and the use of animals during the war. The scouts were also given information about the 5 servicemen from Stoke Gifford that gave their lives during WW2 and are remembered on the senitaff and told to research one of the brave men for a presentation later in the term.
As in the last few years we are going to support the RBL with their Poppy day launch and collecting money at Sainsbury's. All those scouts that complete the requirements will be presented with this special badge.
What a great weekend to go on camp, the weather in Cranham Gloucestershire was excellent and most of the scouts came away with a bit of a tan. The site is one of the best we visit and the scouts did activities such as wide games, shelter building, air rifle shooting, a hike/ quiz around the village, assault course to name but a few. All their meals were cooked by themselves and no one went hungry.
So tonight was the scouts first introduction to Geology by Jeremy Gibbs (Geologist). UK scouting don't hold a Geology badge for UK scouts to achieve so we've got permission from HQ to do this one from America. We have a councillor Rose Marie from Wisconsin and have a visit to the brick works planned for the future. The scouts have also got some homework to visit the food court in the Mall and study the German fossilised floor (Maybe fit in a bit of Lunch whilst they're their!)