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    Or try sardines (traditional country house game that works fine on sites with bushes and so on). First Scout finds a hiding place. The rest then scatter and hunt for him/her. Anyone who finds the hider joins her/him in the hiding place, which gets increasingly like a sardine tin. The aim is not to be the one wandering around wondering where the rest of the Troop went.

    Obviously the hider needs to find a place that will fit the rest of the Troop, even if not in great comfort. It gets increasingly hard for a growing number of people to keep quiet and not giggle...
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    Last night we met at the campsite and split the troop in half, with half of them covering the "unconscious casualty" and CPR bits of the stage 3 emergency aid badge in the cabin, while the other half did some campsite service work, then swapped over.

    Most of the Scouts worked really hard moving the rocks and bricks which used to line the edge of the car park and picking up litter, and most of them paid attention during first aid, but as always there were a couple who let the group down

    It was great to start the meeting in daylight - a taste of the summer to come!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pa_broon74 View Post
    At Scouts tonight...

    We tried the Victorian Ice cream making...

    I think there was a deal of cross contamination between the inner and outer bags.
    "Artisan", remember! Add caramel sauce = salted caramel ice cream. It's all the rage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by recneps View Post
    Most of the Scouts worked really hard....there were a couple who let the group down
    Turn that frown upside down! At least that's in the right proportion. And if you didn't have a couple that needed your help and guidance to the right path, well, how dull and asinine scouts would be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ianw View Post
    Turn that frown upside down! At least that's in the right proportion. And if you didn't have a couple that needed your help and guidance to the right path, well, how dull and asinine scouts would be.
    True

    Its been a long week!

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    Last week at the Scout HQ before we relocate to our Water Activities Centre for the summer season

    ITS TIME TO GO BOATING........HURRAH

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    The 'airport' at Model Making Camp - waiting for the glue to dry. The scouts and cubs were building the Dart model.

    Great activity. I do recommend using the cardboard jigs and a glue gun for the wing attachment and angle setting.



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    Quote Originally Posted by oneiros View Post
    Simple paracord knot board:

    Attachment 3262

    For some reason, the Round Turn and Two Half Hitches (#1720) never fails to confuse...
    Ooooh, we're going to do these after Easter!

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    Beckenham's Best Burger and Milkshake:

    pretty simple, here are the instructions that we sent to the scouts:

    Burgers
    We provide: a burger bun and burger patty . (Vegetarians please bring your own burger. I don't have much luck buying the right veggie burger for you and they tend to end up in the bin)
    You provide: the ingredients for making the ultimate burger. (cheese, ketchup, onions, bacon, whatever else) You need enough for two. One for you and one, if your patrol agrees that yours is the best burger, for judging.
    Milkshakes
    We provide: some vanilla ice cream and some milk
    You provide: the ingredients for the ultimate milkshake. Again, enough for two milkshakes.

    Here are some cameraphone pics:
    http://www.scoutsphotos.com/2017/Sco...s-Best-Burger/

    Each kid preps a burger and then the patrol submits one for judging. Same for the milshake.

    We bought 4 blenders.
    Oh I LOVE this idea! *Makes mental note for next term...*
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    Quote Originally Posted by not-so View Post
    The 'airport' at Model Making Camp - waiting for the glue to dry. The scouts and cubs were building the Dart model.

    Great activity. I do recommend using the cardboard jigs and a glue gun for the wing attachment and angle setting.
    i need to do this again, it was brilliant

    http://www.scoutsphotos.com/2006/Sco...del-Planes-06/

    glue guns are a very good idea.

    how many kids per gun, would you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by big chris View Post
    i need to do this again, it was brilliant

    http://www.scoutsphotos.com/2006/Sco...del-Planes-06/

    glue guns are a very good idea.

    how many kids per gun, would you think?
    If i was doing it again I would have 2 leaders with the glue guns. The Cubs/Scouts would construct the parts (wing, rudder and tail) using the construction glue and queued for the leaders with the glue guns. The leaders would apply the glue and the scouts would use the jig to set the wing angle and leave to dry for 10 mins.

    I burnt myself enough without giving them to the scouts to do and certainly not for Cubs. Also I would bet many wouldn't fly because they would put on too much glue based on how much they used of the construction glue!!!

    It is on our repeat list.


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    We went on a walk from the country park to the Castle and back. It was a lovely evening, and there was a lovely sunset!




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    Hi,

    Where did you get the plane kits from ? They look good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianeaton View Post
    Hi,

    Where did you get the plane kits from ? They look good.
    I got them from Sky High Products BUT Mike has retired and passed it over to the British Model Flying Association. You can order from the BMFA website here https://bmfa.org/Info/Education/Education-Kits The only thing I couldn't see was the cardboard jigs. Might be worth an email to them as it made the whole thing a lot easier.

    It needs more time than 1 scout night to build, let the glue dry and fly.


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    I still bear the scar on my thumb from building a balsa model aircraft in Scouts, about 45 years ago...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DKRSL View Post
    I still bear the scar on my thumb from building a balsa model aircraft in Scouts, about 45 years ago...
    ouch!!


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