The OSR scout troop were represented at this years Avon County Shooting and Archery Competition by Ellie and Nathan. It was a great day at Chelwood Scout Campsite near Keynsham with 140 young people taking part in Rifle shooting, pistol, clay pidgin and archery. Both scouts did very well and had a great time Ellie finished 14th out of 41 and Nathan finished 10th out of 61 in their age catagories.
Yesterday evening the OSR troop were visited by the GSL Paul Smith where he made the presentation of 5 years service certificate and uniform flash to our very own Alison Emsley. It caught Ali by surprise but very well deserved and the whole troop applauded to show their gratitude for all her hard work.
20 plus members of OSR troop of 1st Stoke Gifford Scouts had fun on International speak like a pirate day with Pirate Pete (Bristol Historian) walking around the docks and centre of our fine City speaking and dressed up as pirates. Massive thank you to Peter for his very informative walk and talk showing us where famous pirates came from around the Redcliffe area and how they used the 7 miles of cave systems. Members of the public joined in with the Ohhh Arrrs.
This week the Monday Beavers completed most of the elements of their Global issues badges.
The Beavers built water purifiers, learnt about and tasted Fair Trade chocolate and did word searches and colouring in about endangered animals.
For their homework the Beavers have recording how they save energy and tracking their recycling.
On Saturday 15th of September 2018 whilst Phelpsie was on a weekend WSJ Unit 70 greenfield camp he was surprised by a visit from the Avon County Commissioner Graham Brant who presented him with the Order of Merit Award for his services to scouting.
If your wondering why he is wearing a hat tied on with rope- it was due to him celebrating his 50th birthday the day before and missing the first day of camp.