Well the weather forecast was horrendous with lightning and torrential rain. We woke up to sunshine and after breakfast made our way to the Malvern hills to hike up to the Worcester Beacon just under 500m. The view was incredibly and the weather was on our side, but it was very windy on the top where we saw the triangulation point and the beacon. A quick snack then down the other side where whilst some had lunch a few die hard hill walkers climbed a smaller hill and once all back together we walked back to the start. We did get hit by rain on the way down but once back at camp all the tents were dry so we decamped ready to go home. Ty all for a fab camp, we got a lot done and had fun.
The second day was a mixed affair weather wise with some glorious sunshine and some spells of rain. After waking and having breakfast it was time to split into 2 teams (1 pioneering and 1 learning their axe/ knife/ saw skills). Of course stops for drinks and cake plus firelight the alter fires for our lunch.
Swap over in the afternoon and more of the same. The bridge looked fab. Good job all. Then it was time to cook dinner and all the scouts took their turn. The rain came in afterwards so just time for a quick widegame and the hot chocolate and biscuits then teeth and ready for bed.
This weekend is the OSR Scouts camp at Ledbury for Alison to complete her camping permit. Sixteen scouts and five leaders pitched up at Warren Oak Scout Campsite and the tents and Beast went up while it was dry then a short shower before a spaghetti bologna’s dinner and hot chocolate with biscuits for supper. Then bed. Good job Alison for all the organising
Adam a police dog handler came into OSRs to explain to the scouts what he does in the police service and introduced his 2 dogs, the first Benji who is trained to find items that people don’t want to be found like drugs and the second Scooter is trained to control public order situations and track down people that have run away from a crime scene or vehicle.
Adam had his Labrador perform a property search exercise and explained about the training that the dogs go through etc. Then he brought in his Belgium Shepard which he showed how obedient he is and then explained how he is trained and also what Adams role is. Big thank you to Adam, Benji and Scooter for coming into the scout troop and sharing with the troop. It is important that the scouts learn about local services and this counts towards the World Challenge Award - Discovery.