“On my honour, I promise that I will do my best; To do my duty to God and to the Queen, To help other people, And to keep the Scout Law” – The Scout Promise
We run two Scout Troops at Randwick Scout Group – one on a Thursday evening and one on a Friday evening. Each troop is run by a Leader who is supported by parent helpers. Our Leaders plan and organise a varied and adventurous programme of termly activities.
As the oldest members of Randwick Scout Group, Scouts are encouraged to develop their independence by participating in a wide range of activities. Participation is key to gaining both challenge awards and badges to recognise Scouts’ achievements.
THURSDAY SCOUT’S MONTHLY BLOG…
2018 began with welcome back games, a troop forum to choose our #youshape month activities and a continued emphasis on badge work. The following week the scouts learnt how to plan a campsite and the water, sanitation and hygiene aspects that need to be considered. The water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) focus is part of A Million Hands project that will be a continuing theme for the term ahead. Our third meeting back was spent with an introduction to the communicator activity badge. Scouts spent time exchanging messages in the international phonetic alphabet and Morse code. The following week the scouts spent the evening making their own personal Morse code oscillators. The assembly required the use of a soldering iron to connect the various components.
FRIDAY SCOUT’S MONTHLY BLOG…
Starting back in 2018, Scouts were welcomed with several new faces as 3 new Scouts joined the Troop. Starting by reshuffling the Patrols, Scouts took part in a series of simple team building activities to try and get them to gel as new groups were formed. The Troop also held its first Forum of 2018 as Scouts were given the chance to graffiti our whiteboard with ideas of activities they would like to do during the year.
The following week the Scouts pick up the work they had been doing with WaterAid and started planning a Walk for Water fundraising event that will take place in March. The idea is that Scouts experience the hardship that other young children have to overcome each day in developing countries by walking approximately 4 miles to collect water to drink.
Next the Scouts took part in a ‘life auction’. Each Scout was given a sum of money to bid on 25 different life skills. Scouts had to make up they mind whether it was best to have wealth and power or a good job and a happy family. The activity ended with mix results with some Scouts, who had bid early in the evening having a lot of skills, those who had waited having only 1 or 2 and those who waited too long having all their money left but no life.
To January, Scouts got a bit crafty and made their own leather tinder pouches, which they can add to their own personal survival skill along with the wooden spoons from last term.