Stoke Gifford’s Old School Room (OSR) Scouts have been busy again since returning from the summer break. A new Scientist Activity Badge being introduced into the system of 69 activity badges has given the Scouts something to get their teeth into and the University of the West of England (UWE) have been more than happy to help out.
The troop attended the science department where Paul and Heather took them through four experiments with research, observations and overall results being recorded.
The troop has also registered the fingerprinting experiment towards a Bronze CREST Award, a science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) qualification.
The 30 Scouts had a fabulous time at the university and couldn’t thank the lecturers enough for giving up their time to get them through this new badge.
One of the Scouts commented that she had already had a science lesson at school that day but the UWE session had really been fun and made her enjoy science!
Troop leader Andrew Phelps said
“It’s great when Scouting joins forces with other community organisations to provide our young people with such a great experience. We would like to say a massive thank you to UWE and especially Paul and Heather.”
This article originally appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of the Stoke Gifford Journal magazine (on page 28). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to over 5,000 homes in Stoke Gifford, Little Stoke and Harry Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.