Here’s a good video to watch on how to do a square lashing;
Andy, who visited us last year, kindly came to run another wheelchair basketball session. In spite of some cheating (standing up mainly) and some bruised knuckles, a good time was had by all.
Some of the unit visited the Leeds Apple store to learn some filming techniques and software packages. Most films funnily enough revolved around acquiring new Apple products!
We ran a “wheel of misfortune” emergency scenarios for Explorers to assist at a variety of situations. None of the casualties died.
Simon from Harrogate fencing club came to demonstrate fencing to both X & Y sections and everyone got several try out sessions, ending up rather warm by the end of it.
This session provided another start counting towards the master at arms section of the physical recreation badge.
A new year means a new Duke of Edinburgh’s award expedition season coming up.
This year there’ll be 2 silver and 1 bronze teams out hiking, alongside a team of Scouts doing their chief Scout’s gold award hike. Plenty of sweaty feet to look forward to!
To finish off Morgan’s Yorkshire challenge gold badge, he needed to camp in December. The Yorkshire challenge badges need Scouts to camp during every month of the year (and also undertake a range of challenges).
Morgan & Paul took the opportunity of camping while also volunteering at the North Yorkshire moors railway, where Morgan does his Duke of Edinburgh award volunteering.