Chef Badge

This week in Scouts we were working towards our Chefs Badge. We were talking about what kinds of things you need to think about when planning a camp particularly what food and how to pack and unpack it.

We did this because when we go on our next camp, all the patrols going will be cooking a few meals – this will also go towards our Camping Badge.

Afterwards we played a game where you have to collect as many plastic balls as you can in a bucket and bring them back to your team. We don’t play this game very often but it’s lots of fun.

I enjoy Scouts so much as we learn new skills that could save your life or someone else’s.

by Phillips Siveter

Navigation at The Dream

Today we went to The Dream to practise our navigation skills. We met at the King George V car park for a 2 hour walk and practise.

We learnt to use a compass to understand what direction North is.
Then we set our maps to North so that we could understand which direction to walk in.

The first path was straight and we gave them this to understand where they had started and realise where they would end up.
Then we set off to find some locations. We had pre-planned locations and let them navigate themselves to these locations
The young people had to find their own way to get there using any of the paths, but to understand how they might move about and still understand their location.
Although if you go to far you can miss things, and get it wrong.
You can’t beat a good stick while out walking. And sometimes the fun is just being outside.
The lure is also discovering thing you didn’t know existed and making the most of the occasion.