Well we are at the end of a very busy and long term, as a reward for all their hard work the scouts were taken to the panto in Bristol. After many years of attendance I think this is one of the best!
The scouts all seemed to love it and Andy Ford was ............... well like he always is, very funny indeed.
So our last fundraising event of the year saw scouts from both troops join forces at Sainsbury's in Stoke Gifford two 3 hour shifts from 10am till 4pm. This was to raise money for our group 25th anniversary camp next summer and The Julian Trust that are a homeless charity that OSR scouts will be working with during the spring term. We managed to raise £684.50 which means the charity will be given a cheque for £228. Id like to say that all the scouts worked very hard and there were several comments from the customers about how polite and well presented they were. This event goes towards the new fundraising activity badge
We are getting to the end of the term and after all our hard work we rewarded ourselves with a guide challenge at Hollywood bowl, Cribbs Causeway. Quite simply 4 lanes, a patrol of scouts against a patrol of guides and let battle commence. The children were having great fun and after birthday cake and drinks full of energy. After an hour and a half the scores were in......... the scouts were victorious by 3 to 1 to be honest if it wasn't for Jack Edwards pulling off a great last ball it would have been a draw. So everyone received a Christmas selection box and the 3 winning scouts, Dan baker, Emily cooper and Jack will all receive a free game as their prize! We all need to thank our Young Leader Holly Windows for organising this great evening, lots of fun was had by all.
The second half of this evening was Christmas cake decorating, they had been made earlier in the term and baked. The scouts had to cut, mount, jam, marzipan, ice and decorate with festive objects. To my surprise it wasn't as messy as I thought. All had great fun and took them home to enjoy on Christmas day with their families.