Scout programme for Winter / Spring 2020

 

  Bring with you Dress Code Venue / Time Run by
17th March  

Scouting has closed due to the Coronavirus

https://www.scouts.org.uk/coronavirus/

This will be reviewed after June.

Please keep looking at this page for information.

Scouts use your Tuesday evenings wisely - homework below

In addition, there are some activities here

https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/

For all age groups.

 

 

 

     
Homework 1 Scouts homework whilst we are off:

1. Write an essay on the starting, controlling and extinguishing a campfire, include the following:

a. Describe the different tools that ignite a fire

b. Describe different fuels that can be used.

c. What is kindling?

d. Which woods burn best for longevity and heat.

e. What woods shouldn't you use or would be your last choice.

f. Describe how you would contain a campfire to prevent it spreading or causing a wild fire.

g. Describe the best methods of extinguishing the camp fire bearing in mind that you will only have limited resources on a camp. You won't have extinguishers or hose pipes.

Answers, preferably typed, with your name on the page, should be emailed to paul@ledburyscoutgroup.org.uk

 

Note: I like diagrams and pictures to accompany writing. Use the Internet for pictures and information but no copy pasting. The wording must be your own.

 

Level 2/5 fairly easy

 

Homework rules

1. This is not mandatory. You do not have to do it.

2. You will not be chased or hastened for it.

3. If you do the homework it must be your own work and research.

4. For those that do complete it satisfactorily will get their Fire-safety badge.

 

Home Paul
Homework 2 1. Write an essay on 3 different communication methods, from the list below, that can be used to communicate between two or more people. Describe how they work and any special codes or language they use. About one paragraph per method.

Choose from these methods:

a)  2 way radios (walkie talkies)

b) Telephones both landline and mobile

c) Morse code

d) Semaphore

e) Video-conferencing / calling

f) Text/Instant messaging

g) Fax machines and Telexes (Old stuff)

 

Answers, preferably typed, with your name on the page, should be emailed to paul@ledburyscoutgroup.org.uk

Note: I like diagrams and pictures to accompany writing. Use the Internet for pictures and information but no copy pasting. The wording must be your own.

Level 3/5 medium, needs thought and research

 

Homework rules

1. This is not mandatory. You do not have to do it.

2. You will not be chased or hastened for it.

3. If you do the homework it must be your own work and research.

4. For those that do complete it satisfactorily will get their Communicator badge.

 

Home Paul
Homework 3 Over 13's only (Give or take a month or two)

This is intense and quite difficult it is on par with what grown-ups do. Please give it a go and don't worry about it.  I want to see your planning thinking from a Scouts perspective. It will give you an idea of what leaders do to provide an event.

Plan your expedition: Paperwork exercise only!

You are leading a group of Scouts on a hike. Starting from HQ at 6pm on fictional date 1st May 2020

You will get a train from Ledbury railway station to Colwall station.

You will hike to ' The Kettle Sings Cafe'

You will hike South to Slashers Quarry (Hollybush)

You will camp there overnight

There are no facilities such as toilets or water

Next morning you will hike back to Ledbury Scout HQ.

 

Plan your expedition. You plan will be a multi-page document.

Page 1. Your route, including rough timings *, You will have a team of 6 including yourself.

Minimize your walking on roads. Tracks are OK (Eastnor park has tracks)

Page 2. Kit List  1 - Bulky equipment you want a leader to take to your camp by car.

Page 2. Kit list 2  - Essential items for your hike. Include some kind of emergency shelter and food. This equipment for all of you and will be spread around your team. Personal equipment will be carried in your own pack.

Page 3. - Food list. You will carry your food with you. You will need to do a menu for 5 people for evening meal and a breakfast.

You can cook on portable gas stoves or an open fire. You will need to carry your cooking means.

Page 4. - Costings: A detailed list of what this will all cost. Food, travel. The campsite is free. Use an online supermarket to get prices, use thetrainline.com  to get ticket costs and timings *.

Page 5. - Risk assessment: List all of the potential hazards you think you might encounter for the whole hike and camp and give an idea to reduce them. i.e  Hazard = crossing roads, solution = hi-viz jackets to be worn.

 

Click here for rough OS map as a guide

 

Answers, preferably typed, with your name on the page, should be emailed to paul@ledburyscoutgroup.org.uk

 

Level 5/5 Difficult, needs time, research and thought. Do the expedition in your head step by step.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homework rules

1. This is not mandatory. You do not have to do it.

2. You will not be chased or hastened for it.

3. If you do the homework it must be your own work and research.

4. For those that do complete it satisfactorily will get their Expedition badge and tick off a few criteria on other badges.

 

Home Paul
Homework 4   

     Using your phones or tablets produce a 1 week video diary of what you are doing to combat boredom while off school.

Make them creative, add effects and titles and if you can some music.

 I want to see 5 clips of different days each clip to be about 1 - 2 minutes long. No more than 2 minutes long.

Include the day and date in your introduction of each clip.

Sign-up for some free cloud storage, store you videos on there and send me the link.  Dropbox, Google Drive etc.

Make sure it's only the video links I get, I don't want Aunt Sally's pet parrot pictures or your holiday snaps too.

Get your parents to check what you are uploading before you send it off.

Things to watch out for.

Your background, make sure you have a plain background behind you. Doors/walls etc

Other people; do not include others if you don't have their permission to be in the video.

Make sure you are all appropriately dressed, No videos in PJ's etc.

Put some thought and effort into what you do.

 

This can be a team effort between Scout siblings or Scout friends.

Level 3/5 medium, needs thought and research

 

Homework rules

1. This is not mandatory. You do not have to do it.

2. You will not be chased or hastened for it.

3. If you do the homework it must be your own work and research.

4. For those that do complete it satisfactorily will get their Photography badge and tick off a few criteria on other badges.

 

Home Paul
Homework 5 Air Activities Staged Activity Badge

How to earn your badge:


1. Make an aircraft out of paper and get it to fly 10m - video your planes flight and submit it.
 

2. Find out about one kind of aircraft and tell others in your section about it.
It could be a commercial aircraft like Concorde or Airbus or a military aircraft like a Spitfire, Lynx or Chinook. - No copying from Internet, in your own words and about 1/2 sheet of A4 plus a picture.

3. Talk to somebody who has flown in an aircraft, helicopter or hot air balloon. What was it like? If you have already flown in an aircraft, tell others in your section about it. 1 or 2 reasonable length paragraphs.

4. Tell others in your section about an aircraft (real or imagined) that you would like to fly in and why. You can do this through drawings or models.
What was it like? If you have already flown in an aircraft, tell others in your section about it. 1/2 side of A4. include a picture.

 

Answers, preferably typed, with your name on the page, should be emailed to paul@ledburyscoutgroup.org.uk

Note: I like diagrams and pictures to accompany writing. Use the Internet for pictures and information but no copy pasting. The wording must be your own.

Level 3/5 medium, needs thought and research


 

Homework rules

1. This is not mandatory. You do not have to do it.

2. You will not be chased or hastened for it.

3. If you do the homework it must be your own work and research.

4. For those that do complete it satisfactorily will get their Air Activities Stage 1 Activity badge and tick off a few criteria on other badges.

 

   
Homework 6 Personal challenge badge.

Write / Type a whole side of A4 not including pictures describing how this Corona-Virus has affected you, how it's made you feel and what have you done to fill your time and keep your mind and body active and healthy. Describe your thoughts on how the press (newspapers and TV reporters/news) and government have behaved and what you think you would do differently if you were the Prime Minister.

Keep a diary for at least 7 days describing your activities and moods.

 

No copying from anyone else, no copying from the Internet

Answers, preferably typed, with your name on the page, should be emailed to paul@ledburyscoutgroup.org.uk

Level 5/5 Difficult, needs time, research and thought.

 

 

Homework rules

1. This is not mandatory. You do not have to do it.

2. You will not be chased or hastened for it.

3. If you do the homework it must be your own work and research.

4. For those that do complete it satisfactorily will get their Personal Challenge badge and tick off a few criteria on other badges.

 

   
Date TBD

 Return for Summer Term

Welcome back Normal Uniform 7:15pm All

 

Some activities may be swapped or changed, keep watching this space.

Many thanks,

Paul, Anna, Paul, Lynsey and Edd

 

Uniform definitions

Normal uniform Scout shirt or Polo shirt with necker, Jeans /Shorts /Trousers plus shoes / boots / trainers / etc

No tracksuit bottoms  no open toe sandals or flip flops

   
Smart uniform Well ironed Scout shirt, ironed necker, school trousers / skirt, polished school shoes
   
Old clothes / just necker Whatever you want, taking into account the activities we may be doing. But you'll still need your necker.
   
 

More notices:

 

Parents

If you can spare 2 hours on any section night please consider either becoming a Section assistant (uniform - optional, minimal training) or becoming a Leader or Assistant Leader (uniform and full training).

Please contact Paul 07803 015344 or email paul@ledburyscoutgroup.org.uk for more information or to volunteer. I was asked to help by a Scout leader 10 years ago, and I'm still there so it can't be that bad!

All training is free and will help you in other areas outside Scouting.

Paul Bennett

 

 

A new online shop has been setup through Online Scout Manager. They sell camping equipment and other useful item for Scouts. With Christmas on the way it may be a good place to look for those gifts and stocking fillers. The best part is that 10% of all money spent will go back to Ledbury Scouts. See here for more http://store.onlinescoutmanager.co.uk/?g=5701

 

 

 

 
 
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