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    Just a quick hike round the village stopping off in the churchyard to look at a grave # AB Roger Piper died 1916 after the wreck of HM yacht MEKONG #
    He was the only scout from sussex to attend the first official Scout camp, held in August 1908, at
    Humshaugh



    Humshaugh is a parish near Hexham in Northumberland,

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    I learnt something there!
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    Started the mechanics badge last night - with some tweaks.

    Had a go-cart down, kids we're in about it doing pit stop runs with air driven tools - removing the wheels, testing pressures, changing plugs and mixing two stroke fuel. Also had a motorbike down too, kids were learning about suspension, drive chain, brakes, culminating in the start up process. They finished up there by starting the bike and giving the throttle two or three blips. The tennis players next door were thrilled, but not as thrilled as the scouts were, so, unlucky tennis club.

    In the hall, the other half of the troop were doing road sign recognition, hazard perception tests online and racing remote control cars.

    We'll swap round next week, then the week after, we're moving on to real cars, servicing, operation and all the rest of it.

    It's not exactly what the Mechanics badge requires - one of the things under the motorcycle option is to change a road wheel. Who ever wrote it, obviously didn't have a bike - but we're covering all the major points.

    Probably do pancakes in among it, just because it's what you do at this time of year.

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    Blindfold daisy chain navigation (yeah, the name needs some work)
    Cubs are blindfolded and scattered around the room with some obstacles (tables, chairs, leaders)
    Seconder is the retriever (also blindfolded) starts next to the sixer at the side of the room
    Sixer is the caller (not blindfolded)
    Sixer shouts instructions for the seconder (turn left, right, take X steps forward, stop, Retrieve)
    once the seconder finds a stranded cub they have to link up hand on shoulder to form a chain with the seconder in front
    once all cubs chained then must return to the sixer to complete the game

    Played with a few sixes at a time so they need to listen carefully to which instruction they should follow (Red six, take 3 steps forward etc)

    Obviously warn them to walk slowly and expect a few bumped shins



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    Did pancakes on Thursday there.

    I only comment because, instead of giving scouts a mixing bowl or jug with the batter in it, we now fill up squeezy sauce bottles with mixture. It means they can draw pictures with the batter - but crucially, it's about a million times tidier. We no longer have to hose down stoves, Scouts, or the hall.

    I was particularly impressed with all the cacti they were drawing... That's what they said they were...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pa_broon74 View Post
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    I was particularly impressed with all the cacti they were drawing... That's what they said they were...
    am too busy to think of a good prick joke so write your own. giggle. sorted.

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