OSR scouts latest zoom session was all about the aero industry and a guest speaker joined us (Mike) who works for Airbus took the scouts through most of the staged activity badge requirements plus explained how scouts could get a job in the industry by either obtaining a degree or by attending an apprenticeship.
We then tested our knowledge with a Kahoot aviation quiz and then putting our practical talents into paper airplane design and seeing how far they could fly. Callum’s plane went over 7 meters and was declared the winner. Good job all!
The times we are in now aren’t ideal and with no face to face scouting it’s hard. Some scouts and leader don’t like the online version of scouting and it isn’t for all and that’s ok. Join in when you can and have fun doing the home challenges and badge work if you can. We will be back together soon doing all the activities we are use to doing and this virus will be a distant memory. Keep safe all.
Our normal troop evening just happens to fall on the 11th November this year and although we couldn’t meet face to face the next best thing was a zoom session remembering why we wear poppies, how scouts got involved on the home front in the great wars, which animals helped the Allies win the war and a comparison with the city of Bristol population and the number killed during WW1.
All this counted towards the poppy badge and unlike normal times where we invite a member of the royal British legion we had Phelpsie do it this year (as a veteran this subject is close to his heart).
Finished off the session with a quick picture scavenger hunt results below
The Remembrance Day parade this year was different to previous years thanks to the covid -19 virus and social distancing. There was still a gathering at the village memorial in Stoke Gifford where Paul Smith GSL laid the 1st SG Scout Group wreath.
The OSR Scouts held a 2 minute silence on their doorsteps with their paracord Poppy woggles on display. Great job all.