Tonight OSR Scout Troop said goodbye to four of their members but not before they received their Gold Chief Scouts Awards by the Group Scout Leader Paul. This is the highest award achievable in the scout section and Tia, Sasha, Dylan and Jake have worked hard to complete all of the Nine Challenge Awards plus numerous Activity badges and nights away. The troop are very busy and their achievements speak for themselves but it wouldn’t be possible without the commitment of the young people their parents and a full balanced program. Congratulations to you all.
After another busy term it was time to let our hair down with the OSR Scouts trying their skills at crazy golf in Hambrook at The Pirates Bay. It was a lovely evening and the scouts had a fab time. Big TY to the leaders for all their hard work this term.
What a beautiful day to be fishing at the pond in Winterbourne for OSR Scouts. Firstly the rules of the club and a quick walk around to see where the scouts could fish from. Then a safety chat and a demo by Robin on casting etc and once all the scouts were happy it was time to fish! It wasn’t long before Megan caught the first of what ended up as a lot of fish, everyone caught a few and some lost their catch off the barbless hooks. The catch of the day went to Martin which needed a net to secure with a quick photo and back into the water.
The scouts had lunch and continued with all enjoying their first experience. Big TY to the committee for allowing us to fish the pond and to Robin, Martin and John for helping with the de tanglements. What a great experience for all.
This week the OSR Scouts welcomed Andrea into the troop to learn how bad drugs, alcohol and tobacco are for your bodies especially when you don’t know what’s actually in them.
The scouts had to research details of different drugs and what they not only look like but also effects and side effects.
Big TY to Andrea for coming in, the scouts learnt lots tonight.
Back in the Spring Term the OSR Scout Troop registered for the International Jambowlree Competition and had an evening of fun and bowling at Hollywood Bowl, Cribbs Causeway.
Well after a few months the results are in and they finished 13th out of 313 teams from all around the world.
The leaders also entered a team finishing 9th out of 104.
Congratulations to everyone, I’ll email out the certificates
Day 2 and it was an early start to get the kit packed away, tents down and in for breakfast, collect packed lunch and a quick photo in front of the clubhouse then off again whilst the weather wasn’t too hot. Big ty to Claire for shopping and cooking to keep all the scouts going.
The scouts finished ahead of time with 20 miles behind them, dekit then home. Big ty to Jackie, Martin, Andrew, William and Jack for shadowing the scouts along the route.
OSR Scouts Day one of the two day expedition from Severn Beach to overnight camp in Oldbury-upon-Severn
So Saturday 6/7/19 saw 16 scouts from the OSR Troop turn up at Severn Beach with all the kit they needed for a 2 day expedition. Before they could set off in their 2 teams they were given tents, first aid kits, maps, compasses, whistles and some survival bags. They headed off North and along sections of the Severn Walkway. Through Aust Services to the overnight camp at Thornbury Sailing Club which is a beautiful location. After setting up the tents we went for dinner and played a wide game on our return before bed. It was either because everyone was exhausted or the ropes chumming on the sailing masts but we were all asleep by midnight.
Last evening the OSR scouts sharpened up on their map reading skills prior to our 2 day expedition this coming weekend. The troop were split for 2 sessions those attending the expo planning the route and completing the route plan. The second session was map orientation, 4&6 figure grid references, bearings and drawing the route map from their homes to the scout hut.
Tonight the old school rooms scout troop received an amazing talk from Sabina a guest speaker brought in to cover the harmful effects caused by drugs.
Sabina is 6 years clean of drugs herself and spoke about how she became involved with them, how it escalated and what she had to do to feed her habit. The scouts were silent for 45 minutes. Tonight has given the information to make an informed choice if they are ever faced with the same situation as Sabina. If this talk saves one life it will be worth it and Sabina has such courage to share her story. #respect.
Six scouts from OSR troop of 1st Stoke Gifford joined forces to enter the Strategy Camp Competition run each year by Glos Scouts at Cirencester Park, Glos. All of them had fun chilling on the Friday evening and then on Saturday walking almost 12 miles dealing with challenges and problem solving within the confines of the park. Let’s see how well they got on at the presentations tomorrow before we all go home.
So the presentation went well and this year there were medals for all hub (most points on all sub bases of A,B or C). We didn’t come in the top 3 so need to wait until the results are published.
The results are in and of 334 teams this year the OSR scouts finished in 17th place! Whoop whoop. Great job All.