Second week back in the new year and it’s time to try the challenge of the boat afloat SS GB educational box. Everything you need is provided by the team at the SS Great Britain.
Quick briefing and the patrols collected their equipment and planned their boats. Tape, elastic bands, motors and much more with the task to get their model from one end of the water tank to the other the fastest.
There were lots of trial and error and then the final boats were launched one at a time with the stop watch recording which was fastest. Top points went to Merlins then Eagles, Hawks, kestrels and finally Falcons.
Lots of fun and sense of competition with under water proposition and above water fans, streamlining and more tape holding everything together.
Great job tonight by all the scouts plus big ty to SS GB education team.
Tonight the OSR scout troop started back with investitures of Alex, Serafina, Isabelle, Paige and Omar who were all happy to join the troop officially after a term of getting to know the scouts/ leaders and all our activities.
Then we presented Jamal with his Gold Chief Scouts Award, 4 years of hard work and we wish him well moving up into Explorer scouts.
The rest of the evening was spent playing team games and enjoying being back together after the Christmas break. Let’s hope 2022 is a better year and we all enjoy our scouting.
This evening was the last session of term before the festive season. Lots of hard work and lots of badges given out to the scouts.
4 OSR Scouts Mia, Nathan, Maya and Jamal all having completed the Gold Chief Scouts Award from DC Clive Mason. Unfortunately in these times of isolation etc only Nathan and Mia could attend in person. 4.5 years of hard work completing all 9 Challenge Awards at least 6 activity badges (but more like 26) and at least 8 nights away but in our busy troop we do 4-5 camps a year. The scouts put in the work and attend regularly and it’s the job of the leaders to put the opportunity in the programme so they can complete the highest award in the scout section.
Also this evening we were joined by Steve Daniels the district explorer scout commissioner who presented Josh and Jack with their Young Leader Belts and Certificates. The YL scheme is a series of modules giving the young people the tools to complete face to face missions running activities and games within the chosen section on a voluntary basis. The modules are similar to the adult training and when they become adults will help them gain their Wood Badges.
Finally but definitely not least Steve was presented with the Order of Merit for his outstanding contribution to scouting and Paul Smith (GSL) was presented with the Silver Acorn for his outstanding contribution within the group and district.
Congratulations to all for all their hard work, BRAVO.
It does seem a long time since the OSR Scouts went to the panto but tonight’s performance of Snow White made up for all the lost time. It was a bit more covid aware due to the new variant with all the adults having to show vaccine cards or negative BCR tests and the scouts having had to have a negative LFT plus masks and we all gelled our hands on entry.
The cast of 20 was smaller than in previous years but the costumes were fabulous. Same jokes from Andy Ford. He is a star.
The scouts laughed all the way through it. During the shout outs when we were mentioned the scouts were surprised! and uncharacteristically quiet. Ice cream at half time which was fab.
Ty for a brilliant evening’s entertainment here’s to next year! Ty Ali for organising