The OSR scouts were lucky to get the chance to hear all about the work that the charity WaterAid do around the world and after the presentation from Sue the scouts discussed how they could set about raising the £400 needed to fund a clean water source in a village somewhere in the world. We are going to keep intouch with the charity and track which village receives the essential equipment so that we can get in touch.
OSR scouts attended the Strategy camp at Cirencester Park, Gloucestershire Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th June along with two thousand other scouts, guides and leaders from all over England and Wales. The weather was a bit of a mixed bag this weekend but the incident hike on the Saturday was lovely and hot and we managed to get the tents down before it rained on our final day. The results still haven't been published but the team had a great weekend and can't wait to return next year and take part again. Big thank you to Lee for giving up his weekend to help supervise and also rehydrate competitors at Hub B and serve breakfast on Sunday morning. Well done to the team you did Stoke Gifford proud! The results are in and the troop came 111th place out of 268 teams!
We were lucky to get some great weather for our Canoeing, Kayaking and Cycling camp this May.
It was a very busy weekend and the Cubs had a great time learning new skills and earning their Paddle Power beginner certificates!
An extra well done to those Cubs who did the capsize drill in the Kayaks.
Thanks to all the staff at Lee Valley Canoe Cycle (https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/directory/117-lee-valley-canoe-cycle) for putting on such a great weekend and providing the coaches.
Thanks also to Tesco for providing the fish for us to prepare and cook and for the marshmallows that we all cooked over the fire afterwards!
OSR Scouts joined 100 other scouts and explorers from all around the county of Avon for the 2017 water regatta and visit Into Redcliffe caves. Eleven scouts from OSR troop had a great day experiencing Dragon Boating, rowing and kayaking and a special visit underneath Redcliffe in the cave system with a talk on Bristol history.
Could have been a million miles away from Stoke Gifford but we were just the other side of Cribbs Causeway, Brockmead is a lovely site and the scouts from the old school rooms had a great weekend. From shelter building and sleeping out rough for the night to camp gadgets, axe, knife and saw refreshers, cooking on open fires to having fun and games on the big field we had to ourselves. Well done to Harry for organising and running the camp and to Larah for organising the menu and looking after the food prep and of course the many games.