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    What we did at scouts last night...

    As it says in the subject... What did you do last night? No idea too big or too small

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    Well Tuesday night actually. Pumpkin carving - as it was November 1st, I managed to pick up 22 large pumpkins for 10p each, got a few funny looks as I filled the boot with pumpkins. Scouts each had one to carve, lots of variety and they had great fun. Just enough time at the end for apple bobbing.

    We displayed all of the pumpkins outside to greet the parents and it looked really impressive. All of the pumpkin innards went into a big tub and one of the Scouts took it home to feed his lizard. Based on the size of the tub and his insistence that the lizard would eat it all, the lizard must be the size of a Komodo dragon! Mum didn't look impressed as he loaded the tub into the car.

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    Nothing, as we don't meet til Friday

    On Friday we're doing "build a guy, burn a guy" - patrols make their own Guy Faukes, then we have a bonfire a burn them all. Hot dogs / BBQ with the bonfire of course.
    We did pumpkin carving for Halloween last year which was a lot of fun, will do it again next year but nice to have a break so as not to end up repeating the programme too often.

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    Our last meeting was just before half term with an evening of Halloween silliness, apple bobbing and the like. Great fun as ever!

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    We did guy making: got the kids to bring in old clothes, bin bags with newspaper, bubble wrap and straw for stuffing, loads of 3ft long cardboard tubes to make the skeleton/support, pink balloons to form the head with markers for drawing the face and gaffer tape to hold it all together. results were 'interesting'! One thing for next time: straw goes EVERYWHERE!!!
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    Had someone come in with lots of African drums and various other instruments and all sections played, sang and danced the night away.
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    Played human noughts and crosses to start the evening then got them to make a cup of tea in their patrols. Took all evening as they had to earn all the necessary equipment (trangia, matches, mug, etc..) by completing various activities.

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    We went to a different HQ and split the troop. Half did rifle shooting and half did a treasurer hunt.

    I had them finding landmarks such as a church and ask them questions such as who is the reverend. I did far too many clues. But that is fine as it meant they kept going.

    Of course they meet someone who recognises the scarf and it turns out I know they through association. They went to school with our GSL etc. At least the scouts were behaving and doing what they should be doing.


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    After doing bonfire night with the Cubs on Wednesday, last night was the Scouts' turn.

    Before the Scouts arrived we had a blazing campfire going, and the firework display set up (the safety fencing etc was all left up from Cubs). The Scouts prepared Garlic Bread and cooked it in the fire, as well as toasting marshmallows. Then it was up on to the field for Sparklers and the firework display. Afterwards we headed back down to the campfire circle for a couple of investitures and a campfire song to finish the evening.

    Thats the bonfire night stuff out the way for the year now... next week most of the sections move on to Remembrance Day related stuff! At some point over the weekend i'll head back up to the campsite and do a final daylight check for any firework debris that we missed when clearing up by landrover headlights last night!
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    Last night's Scouts...

    Walked along the railway walk after sending the other leader along with a fire bucket, marshmallows, biscuits and chocolate buttons and ground effect fire works (can't be doing with loud whooshing/banging rocketry in the country side...)

    It was a good night. The only down point was, we had sparklers, but while giving the safety shpeil some of the kids decided they'd rather chat - so no sparklers.

    Also got a liberal application of melted marshmallow on my Snow Boarding jacket...*


    * I don't actually go snow boarding... Its just a jacket I bought out of Decathlon...

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    Last night's Scouts......

    Supported our local School's fireworks event. Ran a couple of stalls including a Shmores stall. Good to get the Scouts out and visible in the community and made contact with 3 prospective families.


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    Met at The Secret Garden* - had a campfire sing, played with firestaff and had a BBQ.


    *This is an area of park in a local woodland. In the early 20th century it was landscaped, lanted and used as a place of relaxation by locals working in the mills and mines. It fell into disrepair when the mills and mines closed but locals have recently started restoring it and we have been volunteering with clearing the old pond and waterfall. Most of the Navs didn't know it existed, so our evening there has probably boosted the numbers we will get for the next working day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by claire.shadbolt View Post
    We went to a different HQ and split the troop. Half did rifle shooting and half did a treasurer hunt.
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    Last night we headed into the centre of Bath. After meeting in the park, and investing one of our leaders, we sent the Scouts off on a Monopoly Run.

    Basically a monopoly board of bath, with a question to answer at each location. Some of the Scouts clearly didnt listen, and didnt notice that the questions were on their monopoly sheet, instead expecting the questions to be attached to the buildings they were going to.

    The Scouts did really well - they were out on their own in the city centre in the dark, communicating with us by radio. Ok one patrol managed to get very confused about how to get to the town centre from the park, but other than that all was good.

    One slight downer at the end... as the last patrol of Scouts ran in and handed in their form we foolishly assumed that everyone was back and started to hand out badges from a recent camp. When we started handing out badges it became obvious that one of the Scouts wasn't there. The sight of her dad waiting to pick her up in the background confirmed that she SHOULD have been there without even looking at the register. The patrol had split up on the run back, with 3 members sprinting back leaving the other two behind without a map. Fortunately they had a radio on them, and made it back unharmed, but the PL and the two patrol members who ran off with him received a fairly stern rollocking.
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    We did jambowlree

    http://www.jambowlree.org/

    slightly early but the organiser is a soft touch when a leader gets his dates muddled... especially if you promise to buy a load of his badges

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