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.
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.
Tonight the OSR scouts started the Astronautics Activity Badge. This is the first time we’ve ever tried to achieve this one and we had invited Stephen into the troop with his planetarium dome.
First we went through the 8 planets in are solar system and using fruit to reduce scale went outside to show how far they are separated from the sun.
Then into the dome for a constellation show with a very informative talk on life on other planets and debate on how life started and the Goldilocks zone. Touching on craters and satellites to be continued on our next meeting after half term. During the holidays homework to research ISS and a space mission. Big thank you to Stephen for his expertise and interesting talk.
Tonight the OSR scouts were given the use of the ict room in St. Michaels School to design a promotional poster for the local community about their favourite part of scouting or parts!
As you can see we do a lot of great stuff in scouts and you could to if you want to join please contact us.
Tonight was the first session for the osr scouts on communication a brief history and several examples of morse code and the phonetic alphabet. The scouts need to learn 5 Q codes for our next session which will be at Woodhouse Park in the shack.
The OSR scouts Travelled to The Mendip Hills today for a caving session with Marek. After getting kitted up and a safety talk we walked the short distance to Goatchurch cave. As we descended into the system we had to make our way through passages and chambers down to the water chamber where we switched off our lights to experience pitch black. The scouts then explored various tunnels before we started back up to the surface. The scouts had a fantastic time and all want to cave again. Big thank you to Marek.
Tonight the OSR borrowed the Blast Off educational box from the SS GB team. Everything needed for the challenge is in the box including the firing mechanism, card, pens, scissors and reward badges. The scouts had great fun designing and building their rockets and then out into the cold night to see who’s would reach the highest. It came down to the best 5 to have a second attempt and the eventual winner was Oliver earning 5 patrol points for Merlins.