COVID-19 We hope you are all keeping well at this time. Armstrong Scouts now meet weekly on "the Zoom", please join us - see your emails for invite
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Photo taken on Summer camp in France

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Face to Face meetings are back again . We will be doing as much of our program outside as possible. Please bring a drink to all meetings and be prepared to wear a mask if the situation requires. Look out for your link to the meeting which will be sent by email the day before.

What we will be doing: We are please to be back to practical scouting where we will be catching up on our challenge badges and practical skills.

Fitness badge exercises: Patrol Leaders chose these exercises for the Troop.

Press ups - as many as you can in 30s.

Plank - try for 1 minute

Squats - as many as you can in 45s

Russian twists - as many as you can in 1 min

Star jumps - as many as you can in 1 min

Sit ups - as many as you can in 1 min

The challenge is to improve by 20%.

Useful links from last term :

Grid References video Click here. Ordnance Survey Beginners Guide Click here.

Name 4 types of fire (Hint - A type of tent, a type of cabin, an ancient monument and a link to France)

Be able to draw a camp layout - Link to fact sheet Campsite Layout.pdf

Learn to tie a Friendship Knot - Link to video Click here to play

You will need to know the parts of a compass. See this link for a Guide to the parts of a compass At our zoom meeting we draw and labled a diagram of the compass, you will need to bring it to scouts.

We looked at the use of axe and saw. See this link how to use axe and saw safely. At our zoom meeting we drew the parts of and axe and saw and wrote a list of safety aspects and how to define a chopping circle.

Morse Code and Phonetic Alphabet Click here for info sheet

Weekly Challenges and BIGG Challenge Badge: Well done to all scouts that joined in with our challenges during lockdown. Many of you have completed the BIGG Challenge, very well done indeed. For those nearly there we will we will let you know which elements are missing, if you choose to do them email us with your work

Exercise Walk Challenge: This challenge has now finished where the scouts and leaders covered a total of 3069 miles. Wow well done all.

Challenge submissions should be Emailed to Armstrong with the name of the challenge and the scouts name in the title please.

Walking Challenge - we have reached the North Pole!!!

Water Challenge - video on Instagram (link above)

The Armstrong Covid Rap

Armstrong scouts is on the zoom,   doing challenges is what they do,   telling bad jokes too
There is a scavenger hunt that we do,    then pioneering and bunting making too
Were counting our miles day by day,   were doing this the Armstrong way
Walking past Prague and Moscow too,   we are one mighty crew,    every week we learn something new
Yar its scouts zoom ,  yar don’t mess with earth gang it’ll be your doom
Yar weekly miles,   yar weekly trials
Yaar language of sign,    yaar when we Zoom it is going pretty fine
Coronovirus keeping us in,   away from all our kin
All i wanted was a mars bar,    now living on camp food
Parents complaining,    kids busy,    life is a real misery
Its the fourteeth week of lockdown,   its really starting to make me frown
My hands are getting sore,   with this hand washing galore
I hope school will be clean after this Covid nineteen
Although its been really hot, in my port its really not.

Paper Aeroplane making instruction: Detailed instruction and a video of the world record with instructions: Record Throw plus instructions

A summary of our trips to the Zoom so far is herePast Trips to the Zoom

For those scouts doing Virtual Gold Award click here for resources

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