Sheaf District Cooking Competition

Our amazing Oak Street chefs did us proud this afternoon, taking home the Golden Ladel Cooking Competition Trophy, beating their score from last year by two points!

Their menu included guacamole, moroccan aubergine and mixed berry meringue. When quizzed about how they came to their decision, one judge remarked, “Most scouts seemed to be a little worried about what to do, but Oak Street scouts knew what they were doing and enjoyed getting on with it.” (These weren’t her exact words, but it’s close enough – Ed).

Our chefs will each be writing a short piece to be posted on our website, and they will also be featured in Sheaf News (which, I understand, gets posted on the notice board of several scout group huts around Sheaf District!), so watch this space. WELL DONE ALL INVOLVED!

Scouts – Tues 22nd Jan

Two things going on tonight:

1. Those who need to practise for the cooking competition will have the two hours to practise setting up, cooking their recipe, clearing up etc. We can then make a list of things we learnt from the experience so we are more prepared for the competition on Saturday. Click here to download the rules and ingredients you can use.

2. Everyone else: if it does indeed snow some more on Sunday night / Monday, then a big snowball fight / wide game will be happening. Bring FULL waterproofs / gloves / hat etc as you may well be in the snow (literally) for over an hour. Think mass snow bath.

It might be an idea to bring a spare change of dry clothes to change back into at the end of the night, including spare dry trainers/socks etc. 

See you at the hut, 7pm. Be prepared.

Duct tape wallet/hand bag making night

(With parental permission) go look on YouTube to see how they are made guys….

This is what you will be doing on your first day back at Scouts, so be prepared and look at the link and other suggestions on how to make a wallet or hand bag, or maybe you have something else in mind!!! It must be made small so there is enough duct tape to go round. You may also want to bring something as decoration, such as a crisp packet or magazine cuttings.

This is Lucy’s idea so lets welcome the idea with enthusiasm….Me and Chris have never done this before and as a Scouting activity, not been done in many a year..

What to bring on the night:

  1. A pen-knife, for cutting the duct tape (ask parent/carer beforehand) or
  2. A decent pair of scissors (ditto).
We’d advise that whatever you bring, make sure it is labelled with your NAME or INITIALS so it doesn’t go home with someone else!