Tonight was the Brunel District night hike at Ashton Court Estate in Bristol and the Old School Rooms troop in Stoke Gifford had 6 scouts enter. The nights are drawing in now as we get closer to Winter and at 5pm it’s dark! The team were ready with hi vis tabards , maps, compass, whistle, torches and all their scouting skills. Some areas of the park are pitch black and visibility is bad but as you can see from the photos everyone survived and they’re all still smiling. Big TY to the leaders that accompanied the team and covered a base for the organisers. These activities couldn’t run without you all! We didn’t win but there’s always next year!
The Avon County Scouts Cooking Comp is early in February 2020 and with the OSR Scout troop wanting to enter again it was time to test our culinary skills. The PLs had to decide on a 3 course menu on the theme of the Olympics all under a budget of £20 and shop for the ingredients. Tonight they explained their menu to their patrols and then to work!! So they had a double burner, a frying pan, Dixie and all the other bits and bobs. The smells were great, fab teamwork and the final results looks amazing. The judges liked lots of the different elements and now to pick a team to represent the troop. Good job all. Clearing up took a while!
OSR Scout troop have another qualified Scout leader. Congratulations to George Phelps on achieving his Wood Badge and becoming a member of 1st Gilwell Park. Lots of time and effort has gone into juggling University and Scouting but it’s a pleasure to have you with us as a qualified leader.
Remembrance Day Parade today on The Green in Stoke Gifford was very well attended by 1st Stoke Gifford Scout Group. Excellent turnout on a chilly but dry day. Thank You all for attending.