Tonight for OSR it was group 2 chance to show off their pioneering skills with chariot building and then racing around the preset course. First a quick demo of how to make a clove hitch and square lashing. Then some assistance to make the chariots but all scouts got involved.
The 2 teams then walked the course showing potential hazards and off they went running the course. Best times were Team 1-53.99 and Team 2-53.83 seconds.
Dismantling the chariots and then some time to chill before walking back to osr for collection by parents. Gj all.
So today was the third session for the Blue Peter climate Heros from osr scout troop. Team two turned up at st Michael’s school to stick on the plastic bags and turn the papier-mâché globe into a green and blue world. The art work looks fab and the texture of the surface looks great. The main message is that plastics are suffocating our world. SUEZ want the scouts to push out the message that crisp bags and other flimsy plastics aren’t recyclable and should t be put in to the plastic recycling but responsibly disposed of in the black bins please.
Tonight’s OSR scouts session with group 1 was chariot racing (time trialling) but first the scouts had to use their pioneering skills to build the bamboo chariots strong enough to transport a member of their team around a course.
Basic design and some lovely square lashings. Then walking the course before they were off. Team 1 did the course in under 1 minute, then team 2 just over 1 minute and team 3 smashed it with 50 seconds. Team 1 were not happy and challenged again shaving 4 seconds off the time so team 3 decided to run again to defend their title. Unfortunately they weren’t able to beat the time due to a fall but everyone had a lot of fun and it was great listening to the scouts all chatting and catching up. Good job all.
Blue Peter have started a project for groups and schools to get involved in. It’s called climate Heros and the recipients of the completed program will earn themselves a Green Blue Peter Badge.
So what do the OSR scouts have to do, well the 12 scouts have to recycle and reduce plastic use, they have to plant pollenating plants to attract bees etc to their gardens and also reduce the amount of energy they use by stopping their computer games 30 minutes earlier all for 2 weeks. Plus as a group they need a piece of Art.
The team had their first zoom session around the end of April 2021 and decided on a huge globe covered in non recyclable crisp packets all to show that we need to take care of our planet.
So we’ve halved the team and first 6 members have papier-mâché a giant rubber balloon. The remainder will cover the land masses in various coloured packets and the sea in blue crisp packets.
Finally we will have a team photo with the rest of the troop using a SUEZ recycling lorry as a background so we can help push the message about crisp bags etc can not be recycled so please dispose of them responsibly in your black household bins. Big ty to st Michael’s school for letting us use the hall and to SUEZ for helping us borrow their truck.
The Art work with hands around the globe will finally be sent off to Blue Peter for consideration. We haven’t done a Blue Peter project before and are quite excited to see if all our hard work is good enough for a badge.