Twenty Eight of the OSR scout troop attended the RNLI station in Portishead last evening, this is the first time we have returned to the town since they built the new lifeboat station and what an improvement on the old building this is. We were met outside by Amy who talked us through the history of its location and facts about callouts etc. Then inside we had chance to see and learn all about the in shore craft as well as see the crews equipment and specialist clothing. Then upstairs for a Q&A session which taught the scouts all about safety on the beach and in the water. We had a troop photograph outside in front of the lifeboat and then Andrew made the £30 donation from the bake sale proceeds. Well done to all and what a lovely evening we had.
On Wednesday 17th May 2017 the OSR welcomed Ian Grieves Professional Rugby Union Star for a talk all about his career so far, the teams he has played for and most Importantly advice on exercise, food and the importance of sleep. Ian was born in southern Africa and moved to Bristol with his parents when he was young. He attended Colston's school and played for England at under 20's level. He captained Bristol and has played most recently for Plymouth and Ealing.
He is recovering from knee surgery and is starting with a new club very soon. The scouts had lots of questions to ask and Ian explained that they should eat well, exercise regularly and sleep a lot. I would like to thank Ian for coming into OSR and also Alison whom organised the evening.
Many Thanks to Nina for taking on the challenge of running an aerobics session with the OSR scout troop. The music was pumping and by track 3 everyone had found their rhythm and were really getting into it. Also congratulations to the scouts for giving it their best just as the scout promise
Today the Old School Rooms troop had another opportunity to go fishing and hopefully show how to handle the fish they catch correctly. The start of the session is very exciting as everyone wants to get started. Then there is the calm and suddenly as the scouts begin to pull the Roach and Perch out of the water the silence is broken by screams of excitement. The occasional knotting of the lines stops the hunt but once they're re armed its away again. Big thank you to Robin our resident expert and help from a couple of parents (you know who you are). All fish were safely de hooked and returned to fight another day. Lastly a big thank you to the pond committee for giving us permission to fish.
Tonight the scouts tackled ironing, sewing, boot/ shoe cleaning and drill. These all count towards their Skills Challenge Award and by the looks and sounds of it everyone had fun. Afterwards there were some very smart uniforms with polished shoes and ironed neckers, we didn't quite have enough time to sew all their badges on.. sorry parents that can be a job for home.