Due to the COVID 19 pandemic there’s no parade this Remembrance Day but the OSR scouts have paid their respects by making their own poppy woggles using paracord and then standing on their doorsteps at 11am on 8th November for the 2 minute silence. Let’s hope that next year will be back to the full parade and helping the RBL with the poppy sales. Great job all.
OSR are joined by local councillor Brian Allinson for the start of their litter pick around the parks in Stoke Gifford
Middle of the half term holidays and the old school rooms troop braved the cold wind and rain to travel around the three parks in Stoke Gifford litter picking. The 20 plus scouts met outside the osr and were issued pickers, hoops, bags and gloves plus a squirt of alcohol gel then we were met by Councillor Brian Allinson who gave the scouts a pep talk and after a quick team photo we were off up to the Trust hall park. Two full sacks of rubbish were collected from that location and left by the bins. We all then walked through Ratcliffe drive and into Meade Park in the rain. One full sack was left by the car park bins from this location and just as we started lunch the heavens opened again so we gathered our equipment and headed to the final park at 40 Acres. One full sack from this park and then back to OSR again in the rain which was heavy and freezing cold. The scouts did a fab job today and considering the conditions were all enjoying the session giving back to the community in which we all live.
So tonight’s session was held in the OSR firstly talking drugs, alcohol and tobacco with a uk scouting quiz and game to test the scouts knowledge. Everyone learnt something new including the leaders! The older scouts had more knowledge on the subject and whilst explaining their reasoning for judging statements as true or false surely passed some knowledge onto the younger scouts.
The second half was out in the fresh air with a treasure type hunt around the village. Lots of fun was had by all and the separating of the sessions worked very well. Big ty to all that attended and had such positive attitudes during these COVID restrictive times.
So OSR Scouts have finally got permission to meet back up face to face and our first session in 3 groups was at Aust services 7/10/20 hiking across to Wales and back. Great seeing everyone and my haven’t they all grown!
Last evening was first session inside osr hall, partitioned off and wearing masks/ gel and socially distanced. We had loads of badges to present and 3 gold chief scout awards Ollie, Oliver and Emily. We had 3 investitures into the troop Aniela, Riley and Amy, welcome all.
We all worked on a new code of conduct to deal with the added COVID 19 virus restrictions and then a run around the green for some fresh air and then onto a full troop forum for the spring term. A quick few games of splat and the ninety minutes was up and time to go home.