1st Chipping Sodbury Scout Group

1st Chipping Sodbury Scout Group scouting in Chipping Sodbury, Yate & Wickwar since 1914

Chipping Sodbury Scroll Issue 85 - March 2020

March 2020 Scroll Reports - Issue 85

First reports in for March scroll, more to follow when they come in. Click link below to read the full scroll.

Thursday Beavers

We started the term off with a pioneering challenge, we made catapults out of spoons, pencils and a lot of rubber bands. We had great fun making them and firing pompoms across the hall and had a competition whose went furthest. 

We have been working hard on our cooking badge this term, we have made pitta bread pizzas, had haggis for burns night and played some fun haggis related games and made some of our own tartan, made a stir fry for Chinese New Year and we really enjoyed making pancakes and making topping to go on them. As well as the fun cooking side we have also learnt the importance of being clean and staying safe in the kitchen as well as learning how to cook yummy food and its good to try new things even if we are not sure. 

We are continuing to work on our Challenge badges and with a few more nights of work to finish off the last few bits some of the older beavers will have earnt all their challenge badges and will be awarded the Chief’s scout bronze which is the highest award they can get in Beavers.



Wednesday Scouts

We have had quite a busy first couple of months to kick off the new year. We had another brilliant STEM night learning how to use Lego Mindstorms with a team from the RAF teaching us team work, coding and problem solving. 

We also learnt bike safety and maintenance from the South Gloucestershire council. All the scouts had a go at finding and repairing a puncher as well as looking after and making sure their bike is safe to use.  

To prepare for upcoming camps we are still working on our cooking and completing our chef badge. We have made some lovely stir fry for Chinese new year and managed to cook a burns night supper of Haggis,neeps and tatties, entertained everyone with some wonderful highland dancing then sat down for the meal. 

We invaded the clip and climb in Bristol to have a practice at climbing before our indoor climbing camp coming up at the end of march. They all had a really good go at climbing on the different walls and setting each other challenges and times to try and beat to make it more of competition.

We have just returned from our first camp of the year, a very successful weekend in Brecon with Thursday scouts. We slept inside the farm house and as treated to some very good meals cooked by the scouts. We managed to dodge the major storms and just had a little rain on the walks, we walked up Pen Y Crug and then on in to Brecon on the Saturday and had a local adventure on the Sunday investigating the woods and walk ways near where we were staying and finding all the frog spawn with much excitement.



Thursday Scouts

I hope everyone is well and coping despite the challenging times we are facing.  A lot has happened since the New Year.  We started back with Bikeability, the scouts learnt about basic bike maintenance and care and the session was very well received. After bikes we went on to cooking with the scouts planning a three course meal and cooking a course each week.  The ideas and quality of food was amazing and it was a joy to taste.  The scouts are incredibly good cooks and produce fantastic food.  Bare this in mind if you are looking for help with cooking at home!  We then had our camp in the Brecons. It was a bit windy and wet but we still had two very good hikes.  The Saturday into Brecon and the Sunday just locally by the farm.  On the Saturday night the scouts produced a fantastic mean.  Swedish meat balls, cheesy potatoes, and a home made chocolate cake.  One of the best meals I've had on camp.
As we are now not meeting for the foreseeable future I'll try and get ideas out to you on things you can do with the scouts until we meet back again.  I hope you all keep well and if you have any questions please let me know,
All the best and hopefully see you all again soon