With Christmas fast approaching the Beavers have begun to prepare for our annual visit to Osborne Court to perform a couple of Christmas Carols for the residents.
So far we have masters volume, we just need timing and pitch.
The beavers all got creative and festive this evening, producing Christmas decorations to go on their trees at home this year.
The leaders would like to express how proud we all our of the beavers for how well they listened to Richard on Monday. With the build up to the 100 year Centenary of WW1 we sat the Beavers down and they listened to The Last Post and Richard telling them about WW1 for around 15 minutes. None of them needed to be told to 'shoosh' and they all paid rapt attention - Well done Beavers.
After listening the Beavers were shown how to make a Bi-plan, photos of which you can see below.
Last night the Beavers visited the apple store at Cribbs Causeway to learn to code. Everyone listened very well and was on their best behaviour.
Each team was given an ipad to program their little robotic ball. We got the balls going, forwards, back wards, spinning, changing colour, got them to speak to us and even go through a maze.
On Friday both Beaver Colonies met up at Olveston Scout Hall for our Autumn sleep over. 28 young people arrived and begun to set up their beds.
The hall very quickly began to feel very small with 28 sleeping bags and other kit spread our around the edge, so we knew we were going to be nice and snug, even with the predicted wind an rain.
James bravely volunteered to try and get the camp fire going with the meagre log pile that was left for us. Success.
The Beavers seemed to enjoy watching the leaders lead a camp fire sing song and even joined in with some of the songs - especially Father Abraham.
After toasting marshmallows it was time of the Beavers to get into their sleep clothing, snuggle down and watch cloudy with a chance of meatballs. The sound of 28 young people giggling is rather wonderful.
Lights out was about 10pm and the final Beaver was asleep by about 11.
Saturday morning and we gave up trying to get the Beavers back to sleep at 6am. By 7 we were ready to go out for our hike to earn our breakfast. We walked for about an hour, by which point everyone was more than ready to tuck into bacon, eggy bread and beans.
We spend the morning working on the first aid badge and studying kitchen safety.
After a break it was time of the Beavers to work towards their Cooks badge.
We made fruit cocktails, Armpit fudge and 'bum sandwiches' - Don't worry, we gave them a proper lunch afterwards.
We also had lots of fun running around, being loud, chasing each other and burning of lots of energy
OSR Scout Troop having spent a couple of weeks writing prayers and choosing hymns with Karen put it all together today at St. Michaels Church for all the other uniform groups from Stoke Gifford. Scouts read, sang, collected donations, flags, helped people to their seats, gave out harvest bread and much more.
The service was fab with lots of food donations collected for Filton Food Bank with cheerful harvest hymns, thought provoking readings and thoughtful prayers. Thank you for all putting in so much effort, proud of you all.
To complete the Gromit Unleashed Challenge badge Monday Beavers had a cheese and Brizzle night.
The started by trying 5 different types of Cheese
We also looked at how cheese was made.
To finish the evening we had a go an speaking some proper Bristolian phrases such as 'Cheers Drive' & 'All right me Babber' - sorry about that :)
This week the Monday Beavers completed most of the elements of their Global issues badges.
The Beavers built water purifiers, learnt about and tasted Fair Trade chocolate and did word searches and colouring in about endangered animals.
For their homework the Beavers have recording how they save energy and tracking their recycling.
During this term the Beavers are going to attempt to complete the Gromit Unleashed 2 Challenge badge.
Cheese tasting, Wrong Trousers and wild adventures expected.
Mad Science can to visit the Beavers on Monday.
Our budding scientists mixed chemicals, made slime and had great fun watching things explode.
Big well done to the 17 scouts from OSR troop for attending the Remembrance Day parade in Stoke Gifford this morning, it was a great gathering and all the scouts looked very smart with ironed neckers and shirts plus school trousers and shoes. Well done all. I know several of our scouts were at sporting events and so would have remembered the fallen before the games started. By attending this counts towards the Poppy badge which we all wear with pride