Thought we would put a collection of OSR scouts favourite indoor games from over the years. As a rule we try to play different games as much as possible but the favourites creep in now and then.
So tonight the hoodies, International neckers and Union Badges have all arrived for the 1st Stoke Gifford OSR Scouts in preparation for their Easter camp to Cyprus where we hear the temperature is double what it is here in Bristol. The scouts are excited to get going but still have 3 weeks to wait before the trip of a life time for some whom have never been on an International Scout Camp before.
Good luck all. Have fun and wear your hoodies with pride.
Tonight in preparation for Mothering Sunday the OSR scouts took on the challenge of Arts and Crafts. Who’s says we only do action packed activities! So the scouts had two challenges first a personalised card and secondly a glass candle holder. On your marks, get set, gooooooo. So using their creative talents they set to work and there were some fab results I know all the mums will love seeing what their scout/s have achieved. Good job all.
Today the OSR Scouts attended Tesco Bradley Stoke bagpacking for The Purple Angels (Dementia Charity) during the charities awareness weekend and our upcoming Cyprus Camp coach hire to Birmingham Airport.
The weather outside was glorious but we still had 20 scouts give up either 3 hours or the whole 6 hours event. All in smart uniform and being Dementia Aware the scouts we’re able to explain to the customers why we were there and what the charity is all about. We collected £730.40 which will be split between the two causes. Good job all BIG well done and many thanks for all your hard work also ty to all the customers that donated and a special ty to Dawn for organising the fundraising for us.
Tonight the OSR Scouts had a second visit from Stephen to help complete the Astronautics Activity Badge with a presentation on craters and the differences between Earth, Mars and the Moon. Rockets and their component parts and how they’re able to produce lift etc.
Then the practicals on crater formation using cement trays with soot and bearings. Plus thrust experiments with old film cases, water and energy tablets. The scouts learnt a lot and had loads of fun. BIG TY to Stephen for all his help getting the OSR scouts through their badge.
So Kahoutek is back again for the second year at Woodhouse Park and a team of 5 scouts from OSR troop entered the activity based competition. The weather was good and the 20 bases were all problem solving challenges, some more difficult than others but all the scouts and guides had a great time. The eventual winners were a guide unit from Winterbourne Down with OSR scouts finishing 18th a respectable place. Many thanks to all the organisers and volunteers from Bristol University and UWE. The founder of the competition some 40+ years ago attended and made the presentations. Congratulations to all that took part see you all next year.
In preparation for this weekends Kahoutek Competition the leaders decided to put the OSR scouts through their paces with a helium balloon assault course, Egg drop challenge, minefield, reducing May and marshmallow and spaghetti tallest towers. Then a game of 1 truth and 1 lie. The scouts had fun completing the challenges with eventual winners the Hawks showing they’re the best
Avon County Cooking Competition was held at Keynsham Scout HQ today and 4 scouts represented OSR scout troop. The standard was high and Stoke Gifford finished a very respectful 3rd missing out on a place at the regional finals by half a point to 1st Congresbury Scout Troop. The 4 scouts had a lot of fun and we’re congratulated on their team work. Great job all and thank you to Janet for running the team, shopping and holding a practice day so each scout could show off their culinary skills and be given their responsibilities in the team.
Tonight was the annual swimathon for osr scouts and Patchway Judo club. The scouts we’re raising money for the camp account and 20 of them put in a great 1 hour session and completed 220 lengths between them in the relay type event. They had a great time with time to chat with friends and learn things to help make new ones. Both organisations had time for a group photo with their certificates before leaving the centre. Many thanks to the pool staff and lifeguards for helping to make the swimathon go off without a hitch. Great job all. Now all the sponsorship money is in and we raised £290, with one of the leaders having his employer matching upto £200. Many thanks.
The Avon County Cooking Comp is on Sunday 3/3/19 at keynsham scout HQ so the four scouts representing the OSR scout troop spend a day of their half term break practicing their menu. The theme is world scout Jamboree’s past and future and although the next one is number 24 only 17 countries have held the world wide camp. The OSR scouts have chosen West Virginia which is this year 2019.
They’ve prepared Prawn Cocktail, deconstructed Cottage Pie and Eton Mess. It tasted fab and looked great. Good job all and thank you for representing the troop.