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    This week the Scouts had to answer riddles for streets or places in the area by walking around looking for things. The riddles were fiendish (set by the SL who obviously has a Telegraph Cryptic Crossword sort of mind). Most enjoyed finding the clues, the rest enjoyed being able to walk around and chat.
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    We had to cancel this week's meeting due to illness, but the weeks beforehand we went to an observatory and then climbing!

    I'm going to be keeping an eye on this thread though as I've just agreed to take over as SL


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    Last night we walked to an old Carmelite Friary, once there PL's made hot drinks (on gas stoves and a wood burning/Kelly Kettle type thing) for Scouts and Leaders.

    Its cool place, slightly creepy, the outline of the old church is easily seen among the woods and there are a lot of mysterious looking carvings on the floor. At one end there is a Knight's tomb (empty). The top shows an effigy of a Knight holding his Shield & Sword - it really fires the imagination. There are some pictures online of it if you google Luffness Friary.

    I took some pictures last night but I just can't take a decent photo, its now at a laughable stage, I have no idea why I'm so crap at it...

    More info on our Facebook page though...

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    We had a much better week this week. It was still badge work but cunningly disguised. We have most of the troop turn up - so I know it was pitched right.

    We made model cars out of junk. Points for creativity, artistry (which was pointed out it is not a word), teamwork, distanced travelled and speed.

    One patrol ripped up their design at the last moment and basically glued two Circular tubs together. That went really well, but didn't quite hit the mark for artistry.

    Another patrol had the right idea with some tubing, but the axles were made of drinking straws and the wheels were resting on the body. So it actually went faster upside down.

    The last one won as it had loads of elements, they worked well as a team, and it did wheel down the ramp.

    Then there was the leadership which looked lethal with a front wheel being pizza slicer!

    When we called time on their creations we got one of our older scouts to "do a 15 minute performance". He told his life story.

    It is so strange when you think you know someone then you hear the back story. He is only 13. Yet he has spent part of his life in Uganda and part in the U.K. Sometimes under the care of his grandmother and sometimes of his parents. He was in boarding school at the age of 6 "to toughen me up". He first meet his sister when she was 4 years old as they were on different continents. Plus he had a load of photos. Wow!

    It was a good activity. It brought them closer together.

    Plus that scout is much closer to achieving his gold award. It was clear he did not want to do a performance. The activities we had previously run he had not turned up and he is a regular attendee. When I suggested it for his personal challenge he baulked. We compromised with an audience of "scouts" rather than "parents and scouts". We only asked for a performance. We did not say what that performance looked like.

    A good night.


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    Quote Originally Posted by claire.shadbolt View Post
    artistry (which was pointed out it is not a word)
    Oooh yes it is!

    artistry
    - noun
    creative skill or ability.
    "the artistry of the pianist"

    Not sure it's quite the right word in your context, maybe "decoration" would be better, but no matter, sounds like a good night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ianw View Post
    Oooh yes it is!

    artistry
    - noun
    creative skill or ability.
    "the artistry of the pianist"

    Not sure it's quite the right word in your context, maybe "decoration" would be better, but no matter, sounds like a good night.
    My response was "spellcheck was happy with it" and I moved on.


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    Last night we showed off the latest 12th Cambridge production. Enjoy!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFOHAsciZdo

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    Last night was our Christmas party. Classic silly games, party food, and the end of term patrol competition prize (which came down to a musical tiebreaker between the two winning teams)

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    Last night we mad esweets for Christmas. The chocolate fudge and coconut ice were a triumph, but unfortunately Marry Berry's peppermint cream recipe let us down and we were left with a sweet pepperminty goo! We finish with a flourish next Tuesday when the entire group are off to the open air ice rink in Lincoln.

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    Last night was our final meeting for the year, although we're collecting Xmas post on Saturday and delivering it all on Sunday.

    We had a bit of a party night. Console games in the hall, and a fire/cooking/whittling outside. Sad to say the console games held more than did the fire. That said, all the edible goodies were outside with us.

    Their loss.


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    Christmas Party:
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    For our last night of 2016, we went to our local favourite site (Braggers Wood). Lit the Pizza Oven, started a fire for S'mores and the PLs ran some dark wide games whilst everything was heating up.

    So wood fired Pizza, s'mores, wide games and chillin'. A great night.


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    For a second year in a row the film did not hit the mark. It is hard to get a film that appeals to scouts that is PG.

    But it was fine. They enjoyed the first bit. Then they were chilling. Then I started taking them out in twos to finishing planning for Sunday.

    On Sunday they have 5 minutes at the end of mass to address the congregation about mental health awareness. They needed a bit more than the three lines they previously wrote. Now they have about two minutes. That will be fine.

    Re mass - we are a Catholic group. The vast the majority of the young people are Catholics - possibly all of them. Day to day we are as normal as the next group. We just happen to have good links to our sponsoring church and the local Catholic primary school. So we do things such as monthly church parade.


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    Quote Originally Posted by claire.shadbolt View Post
    Re mass - we are a Catholic group.
    we are a CofE church sponsored group, so what?

    The vast the majority of the young people are Catholics - possibly all of them.
    the vast majority of the young people in my group are anglicans, so what?

    Day to day we are as normal as the next group.
    who's suggesting you're not?

    my group is definitely not normal.

    We just happen to have good links to our sponsoring church and the local Catholic primary school. So we do things such as monthly church parade.
    so do we, so what?

    iirc, since it was founded all the GSLs in my present group have been leading parishioners or churchwardens and closely connected to the sponsoring church, probably to ensure the connection between church and scout group (all except one).

    of them all the current GSL strongly supports close contact - so regular church parades, reports to PCC, support for church events/fairs - but then he's not normal and is an exception.

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    I shouldn't have assumed that I needed to defend our relationship with the church.


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