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    Borrowed some gps units from the Explorers to use last night. Hid various letters throughout the local field and noted the coords. Each group got a list of the coords (in different order!) and had to find as many as they could and try and work out what the hidden word was. Might have been a bit ambitious with the hiding, 10 letters and the most any group found was 3

    Oh well, they seemed to enjoy themselves anyway. There are no geocaches near our group so might set one up and then let the Scouts try and find it in their patrols over the next few weeks.

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    The last two scout meeting we did mapping around Rivington the patrols had to take a photo of the patrol at each check point. The week later we had a wide game catch the flag.

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    Last week we went to the local campsite to do crate stacking, and this coming week we're doing some gardening with ASL and then making fidget spinners (ticks off part of the create challenge!)


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    Conkers last night. Worrying that none of them knew how to play!

    (also worrying how many thought they would find conkers under the oak trees )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon.md View Post
    Conkers last night. Worrying that none of them knew how to play!

    (also worrying how many thought they would find conkers under the oak trees )
    But they're not wearing . . .

    Sorry!

    And is that door really as small as it looks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnR View Post
    But they're not wearing . . .

    Sorry!

    And is that door really as small as it looks?
    It's Scout height - does look smaller in the photo though.

    As for any safety apparel...

    www.hse.gov.uk/myth/september.htm

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    Sent scouts out with compasses. Asked them to go out the front door, turn left, take a bearing. Then, go to end of that road, turn left, take a bearing. Go to next junction, turn left, take a bearing then go to top of scout hall track, turn left, take a bearing. All in, a square route of about 200m per side.

    Two patrols returned with bearings that matched my own. The other two patrols ended up at the Coop 600m away in entirely the wrong direction.

    I seriously doubt the common sense of some of these kids.

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    Last night we did first aid. We did a first aid scenario acted out by the leaders. I was the first aider, sa was the casualty - unresponsive sat on a chair slumped over a table (I initially assume he is asleep), another leader acting 999 and ambulance service operators (on a mobile phone in another room), a yl as first responder (bringing defibrilator made from plastic box, USB leads and tape), a yl as a paramedic and another leader as timekeeper (sent in first responder 4mins after ambulance operator said help was on the way then paramedic after another 4 mins, introduced delays in calls being answered etc. and noted the time at key points). We swapped the casualty for a resuscitation dummy once I had got him on the floor - the dummy was in a T-shirt which the first responder cut open. We introduced a mistake - I didn't check the scene was safe and trod all over some electrical cable and tripped over a pioneer pole. We called an end when the paramedic arrived (making the point that the first aider would have to help a first responder or paramedic who arrived alone). We then discussed with the scouts mistakes that had been made and how long they thought things had taken. On our figures it was about 10 minutes from me noticing there was something wrong up to the defibrilator being applied - the scouts thought it was anything up to 30 mins! I was a bit worried that they wouldn't take it seriously and take the piss all the way through but they all watched intently and were really enthusiastic when I asked if it had been worth doing. The only thing that went wrong - believe it or not it all started feeling very real and so I forgot to say 'oh dear' a few times and really swore instead!
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    We had a movie making competition tonight. Each patrol had a phone and an hour to produce a film on any subject matter.

    This is the winning entry called "Entering the Dark."

    Wasn't expecting scout aged kids to produce anything quite that creepy.....

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    This week, both our troops were up at the local woodland playing wide games, and learning how to use the 2 way radios.

    We started with a radio briefing.
    Then a simple wide game where PLs were hidden in the wood with radios, and their patrols had to radio questions to them (with only yes/no answers allowed) to find their location. Gave the Scouts the chance to learn the importance of letting one patrol finish their conversation before starting another one, etc)

    Then a large wide game across the whole woodland with a search and rescue type theme, again using the radios.

    Both troops had fun nights - the weekend will involve cleaning mud off the radios!

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    Chip shop survey this week - 4 shops visited and KFC came bottom for all three teams. The best was the same as 2 years ago!
    At one shop they sat at the tables and there was salt, pepper and sugar - they discovered that chips with sugar on taste like doughnuts - doh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wealdbrook View Post
    Chip shop survey this week - 4 shops visited and KFC came bottom for all three teams. The best was the same as 2 years ago!
    At one shop they sat at the tables and there was salt, pepper and sugar - they discovered that chips with sugar on taste like doughnuts - doh!
    That's in 2 weeks time

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    We had ours last night. I missed it owing to another meeting, but by all accounts it was a good evening. Chips followed by some haggis and a bit of entertainment put on by the Scouts for Burns night. Not that we've got many Scots!
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    Burns Supper:

    Scouts giving the address to the haggis, (haggis, neeps and tatties + IRN BRU), patrols acting out different verses of Tam o'Shanter, caber tossing and hammer throwing (pillows with ropes tied round them). Good fun, some parents helping. A great night.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/wBZShqDnwXBurz162

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    Burns night as per the last post ( but with one or two scouts sitting out for haggis throwing ) otherwise most of the scouts enjoyed it
    I did except for the after midnight neeps and tattie prep the swede took ages to cook ?

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