Go-karts - part 1

Over the next few weeks we will be building go-karts from old bikes, prams, scooters, a wheelchair and any bits of wood we can find. Our first task was a trip to the recycling centre to see if there was anything good to use...and then it was back to the McLintock Hall to plan the go-karts that we will start to make next week. 

Invertrossachs, Cub and Scout camp 2019

Last weekend the Cubs and Scouts went off to Invertorssachs for a joint camp (look how peacful it looks before we arrived!).

Many of the Scouts braved the cold nights and slept in hammocks or the foxes' den.

As well as lots of firelighting, cooking and shelter building we went for cycle rides and took the bellboats out on Loch Venachar.

Here are a few photos from a very busy weekend. 

Teamwork at Auchengillan

This week the Scouts headed off to Auchengillan for a pioneering teamwork session. Each patrol had ropes, pegs and a pole and was left to figure out how to get a flag pole up. They made a good job of it so they celebrated with a wide game and a campifre to cook marshmallows over.

Mother's Day breakfasts

Last week the Scouts had a go at inventing new Mother's Day breakfast recipes. In their teams they had £5 to spend in Coop to make the best breakfast ever! Here are their results.

(The last one, pizza and garlic bread, was the creation of the Young Leaders...who I think just hadn't had their dinner yet.)

International Cooking night

Last week we had a great session do some cooking from around the world. The sushi was a little tricky to roll but it did mostly stay together and was very tasty. The fortune cookies were great fun to make, and to invent some "interesting" fortunes to put inside...but weren't that nice to eat!, and then the home made tortillas, which we made into quesadillas were great to eat and fun to make...although try to make sure the smoke alarm didn't go off was difficult with so many people making so many quesadillas.

Fireworks 2018

The fireworks at our annual Group Bonfire Night event get better every year!

Thanks to all who came along and particular thanks to the Beavers for their wonderful Guys, to the Cub leaders for the hotdogs and hot chocolate, Calum for another great bonfire, Gage for the fireworks and all the Explorers and Young Leaders who helped with serving food and the fireworks.

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day this year was the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. The war memorial had been renovated by the Community Council and was rededicated. There was a very good turnout from the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers and all involved (in attending, flag bearing, wreath laying and reading during the service) should be thanked.

One of our former scouts was also one of the pipers during the 6am "Battle's Over" event.    

Badges...lots of them

Last week we had our Annual General Meeting for the Scout Group and, as has become tradition, we combined this with investitures and badge awards. This year seven(!) of our Scouts were awarded the Gold Award (the highest Scout award), and thanks to our District Commissioner for coming along to make the presentations.

There were also over 200 other badges to present to the other Scouts for their hard work over the last few months.

Australia night

Last week the Scouts did some Australia-themed creative work...making boomerangs and bullroarers (parents might remember Crocodile Dundee using one).

There were some very creative boomerang designs inspired by traditional patterns but some were a bit more up-to-date.

We tried out the boomerangs in the nearby field with limited success...but the bullroarers worked well. 

Meggernie Camp 2018: Cub activities

The Cubs didn't get to throw tomahawks like the Scouts (but were very keen to get to Scouts as quickly as possible so they could have a go) but they did get to go grass sledging, tackle the Nightline and learnt how to light fires.