basic scouting skills tonight for osr scouts using our bamboo poles to make chariots and complete a slalom course, timed of course. Troop split into 4 teams and a great test for their square lashings. Winners were team 3. Gj all.
The weather was kind to us on Wednesday evening when osr scout troop attended Ashton Court and after a quick refresher on map orientation and bearings they got hold of the orienteering course map and could see the different signs etc in the legend from iOS maps. Splitting into groups and off they went. Half clockwise and the others anti clockwise followed by adult leaders for safety with mobile numbers just incase. All teams were back before the 9pm deadline and all had the correct answers. Good job all.
weekend group camp to Botany Bay Scouts from both troops and cubs attended Friday and (beavers arrived on Saturday) whilst the scouts and cubs were hiking and kyacking along the river wye from Monmouth to Redbrook and second leg to Whitebrook.
Rained a bit on Friday evening but the rest of the weekend was glorious and scouts joined in at a campfire and tried firelighting with just a flint and steel.
Tonight both troops went to st. Michaels school and dug out all the group tents, put them up and checked the poles and fabric. Then put them back in the bags and back into the container for this weekends camp to Botany Bay. Some of the older scouts taught the new members how and to be honest it’s easier with many hands.
Summer again so that means Osr scouts are out in the fresh air this time freshwater fishing at the pond, flaxpits lane, winterbourne. With special permission to fish at the pond and with the rods set up ready it was down to which type of bait would work best. We had red and white maggots, sweet corn and bread. No sooner had we started and the fish began to bite. The scouts had great fun and apart from a few tangles Robin and I had a relaxing time also. Big ty to pond committee, Robin and also the scouts for good behaviour and leaving the area around the pond spotless.
So Osr Scouts have previously learnt circus skills such as plate spinning, juggling, Diablo etc and to complete the the circus skills activity badge we needed to watch a performance and learn a bit about circus life and history. The Mondeo circus is quite small but the younger Scouts loved it. They have animals ie horses, zebra, camels, lamas, pidgins and they were beautiful and very well trained. The humans were good also.