So tonight’s session was held in the OSR firstly talking drugs, alcohol and tobacco with a uk scouting quiz and game to test the scouts knowledge. Everyone learnt something new including the leaders! The older scouts had more knowledge on the subject and whilst explaining their reasoning for judging statements as true or false surely passed some knowledge onto the younger scouts.
The second half was out in the fresh air with a treasure type hunt around the village. Lots of fun was had by all and the separating of the sessions worked very well. Big ty to all that attended and had such positive attitudes during these COVID restrictive times.
So OSR Scouts have finally got permission to meet back up face to face and our first session in 3 groups was at Aust services 7/10/20 hiking across to Wales and back. Great seeing everyone and my haven’t they all grown!
Last evening was first session inside osr hall, partitioned off and wearing masks/ gel and socially distanced. We had loads of badges to present and 3 gold chief scout awards Ollie, Oliver and Emily. We had 3 investitures into the troop Aniela, Riley and Amy, welcome all.
We all worked on a new code of conduct to deal with the added COVID 19 virus restrictions and then a run around the green for some fresh air and then onto a full troop forum for the spring term. A quick few games of splat and the ninety minutes was up and time to go home.
Wednesday evening saw the 1st stoke Gifford osr Scouts returning to face to face scouting not quite as we know it but back!
The 3 groups of scouts socially distant with leaders crossed the old Severn Bridge over to visit Wales and returned to Aust services. Lots of laughter and even more chatting was fantastic to witness. The scouts have all grown so much and it was obvious that they had all missed meeting up and were genuinely happy to be back together.
There was light rain during the 2 hour walk but the wind was warm and made the walk pleasant. The lights from the industrial parks and the smoke from Avonmouth was obvious but the traffic on the bridge was light and the vibration under foot as lorry’s drove by was calming.
Next week we are back in the OSR for our first indoor meeting, we can’t wait.
Tonight’s OSR Scouts session on zoom saw the scouts and leaders taking part in a wacky scavenger hunt in their own houses. There were four Rounds each containing five Missions. The participants each had to complete the 5 missions collecting items and then displaying everything in a photograph. It was mayhem as everyone ran around their houses picking items up or sorting things out and finally before the 10 minutes were up getting a photo for verification and sending it to the controller for checking and putting on the website. The Rounds got wackier and the items more difficult but there was a lot of laughter especially from the leaders watching. Not all could take photos but joined in anyway. Great job all and great to see those that could make it for the session.