Tonight following in the aerospace theme Mike took the session looking at the Air Activities badge. His talk was very interesting and we had a quiz before making paper planes and flying them in the hall.
All we need to do now is find a flight simulator and the badge is completed.
Ty Mike and good job scouts
Following on with the Aviation theme the OSR Scouts paid a visit to the Aerospace BAE Museum near by. We are so lucky to have so many facilities and attractions so close to Stoke Gifford.
Firstly we had a workshop on rockets, design and engineering then we built our own from paper and card and blasted them off into the rafters of the museum (most came back down). The scouts had fun and laughter watching how far their design would travel then tweaking them and retrying.
Then into the main aerospace museum looking at early flight and progress through time. We went into Concorde and sea just how small the cabin area is. We saw the workshop hanger where they are putting back together older aircraft (maybe to fly again one day) or just for the museum exhibit.
The scouts learnt lots and played on the interactive displays as well as being mesmerised by the buttons and dials in the aircraft flight simulator.
Three hours isn’t really enough time to do the museum justice but we all had a great time and learned a lot. Ty to the group team for all your help and advice.
Following on with the Aviation theme this term the OSR Scout troop welcomed Debbie into this evenings session. Debbie works for American Airlines and has over 3,000 flights to and from LA and New York plus lots of other destinations around the globe.
The scouts asked more questions than ever as they wanted to know everything about the career from best and worst experience, salary, qualifications and training and much much more.
Big ty to Debbie for coming in and being so informative you really did get the scouts thinking.
Remembrance Day Parade 2021 in Stoke Gifford for all uniform groups. It was a lovely day weather wise and parade/ service wise.
The rainbows, brownies and guides, beavers, cubs and scouts plus leaders from Stoke Gifford all formed up at the Trust Hall on North Road. We were joined this year by 3rd Walcourt farm scout group.
Marching down to the memorial where we joined the Royal British Legion, representatives from other local groups and councillors. There were a large group of residents and some veterans all waiting for the service to begin.
The wreaths were laid at the memorial and the flags looked fab. A short talk on why we remember and a prayer or two and it was all over.
The OSR scout troop were very well represented and all looked very smart indeed. Big ty to all