Osr scouts split with half learning about bees with Tim and the others learning about mechanics with Chris
Too much to do and not enough time so this week we have split the troop with Hawks and Falcons attending Little Stoke to learn all about bees with Tim Hewer and Merlins, Kestrels and Eagles staying near the Osr learning about mechanics with Chris Pritchett. Well looking through all the photos both sessions were fantastic. Same again next week please with groups swapping over.
Big ty to Tim and Chris. We couldn’t do it without you both and the knowledge you pass on is second to none.
Tonight OSR scout troop invited the Western Air Ambulance Charity in to train on defibrillator machines similar to the one we have located outside the main building and then CPR refresher. All had a great session and learnt about the roles of the air ambulance and how they are funded etc. Many thanks to the staff for giving up their evening and for a very informative couple of hours.
Friday morning and the leaders meet at the container for another weekend of camping this time it’s Strategy Camp, Cirencester Park, Glos. kitted up and off to the site to set up and chill waiting for the scouts. An evening of entertainment and instructions for the competition and then bed. Early morning to get fed by the Marines and then a day of incidents and activities. Evening again of entertainment and then bed. Final day will be presentations and placing then fun and games followed by de camp and back home for a much needed shower. What a great weekend. Weather was fab and ty to lee for all your help. The results are IN and the team finished 56th out of 295 teams from both scout and guide associations, Congratulations all you did Stoke Gifford proud.
Well what a lovely day for a bike ride. 24 laps of Little Stoke Park with Stoke Lanes football competition to compete with. We had a safety brief, checked the bikes and helmets and then with South Glos Bikeability Andrea we were off on a controlled lap showing the scouts the route. One lap completed we reiterated the safety instructions and then off they went. We had adult supervision riding around the course and set up a control station and refreshments. The scouts stopped as they completed laps and took a break and drink, then all snacked up off they went again. It took longer than the 3 hours but all finished within 4! Good job all. Even I did a few to show willing.
This week the OSR scouts invited South Glos Bikeability into the troop evening prior to our 40km cycle ride this weekend. The Bikeability team checked all our bikes, taught the scouts how to repair punctures, repair and clean chains and adjust brakes/ seats and handlebars. Health checks and day to day maintenance is essential to keep our cycles in tip top condition.