Chinese-style cooking, practising for the District competition in a couple of months’ time. Best bit was when the Patrols let the leaders have a taste!
Patrols got together to plan short entertainments for our camp fire later in the term. Before that, we welcomed three new members moving up from Cubs.
The Scout Patrol Leaders met with the adult leaders to plan our meetings. You can see the result on the programme page.
The Scouts cycled up from Hitchin, onto the ridge at the edge of the Chilterns at Offley. A bit further along the ridge, we enjoyed the long drop off the Pegsdon Hills to Pirton, and finished along the cycle path back to Ickleford and doughnuts.
We joined the District’s ScoutItOut display in the Market Place: a zip wire, climbing, archery, caving (in the CaveBus), sumo wrestling and more, finishing up with a camp fire on the cobbles. Using the pioneering practice from Thursday, the Scouts helped to build a pillow-fighting apparatus for Beavers and Cubs.
The Scouts each spent half the evening rafting and half pioneering. The pioneers crossed a raging torrent (look closely at the bottom of the poles) by building a Scout transporter. After carefully testing it themselves, they decided it was safe for their leader to have a go.
The Scouts went up to a local camp site to practice fire lighting, and then have some wide games (outdoor games).
We hiked down from Offley to Hitchin in Patrols. Scouts identified various landmarks on the map before setting out, and photographed them with their phones as they reached each one.
Scouts tried their hands (and everything else) at sailing, bell boating and high ropes at Fairlands Valley in Stevenage. Previously we’ve had a dead calm and a thunderstorm; this time there was more than enough wind, so the instructors brought out the larger boats.