“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 Scouts Monthly Blog…
The scouts have spent two evening so far this term working on the Geocaching Activity Badge. These sessions have involved the scouts learning about the history of GPS and using the GPS’s to find a number of Geocaches in the local area. To tie in with expedition kit theme started last term; the scouts were introduced to the Trangia camping stove. This evening saw the scouts learn how to successfully assemble, operate and ultimately cook on the stoves. A simple hot dog snack was enjoyed at the end of the meeting.
The main highlight of this term has been the New Forest Expedition Weekend. This weekend served as a gentle introduction to the world of expeditions; with the focus being on the etiquette of navigating, walking and cooking in groups. The walk spanned over two days and 20km and resulted in some very tired young people.
FRIDAY SCOUT’S MONTHLY BLOG…
Scouts started back after a long summer holiday with an easy week to welcome them back to the group and also welcome five new members to the troop.
The first week the scouts were allowed to choose their own games to play with in the evening full of energetic activities to where the scouts out and return to Scouts to give us feedback through the trip forum of what activities they enjoyed over the last month and what activities they didn’t. And also looking to the future of what activities they would like to do.
The first week back five scouts also took part in a county run air activity weekend they were given an introduction to aviation, navigation and flying and given the opportunity to pilot a light aircraft by themselves.
The following week Scouts worked on the teamwork challenge award building miniature catapults to fire ping-pong balls across the room at various targets. This battle then continued with the scouts using large slingshots to fire water balloons at each other from one end of the field to the other.
As part of the creative challenge award, the following week the scouts Took on an apprentice style activity where the scout had to create and cook a cookie pizza with various toppings thinking of the brand, marketing and how to promote their cookie pizza finishing the evening by creating a short 60 second advert.
The last week of September saw the scouts taking part in a wide game made interesting with the darker nights. First scouts have to collect glow sticks and locate them within the senior patrol leaders area without being seen by the senior patrol. The second wide game was ran with a similar theme but Scouts had to smuggle sweets through the woodlands without being caught by the senior patrol who would then keep any sweets they had found.