Saturday, January 26, 2008

Scout Swimming Gala

The annual Billericay and Wickford Scout Swimming Gala took place this evening at Gloucester Park. Although our scouts did well, we weren't able to achieve enough points between the 6 scouts who participated in order to challenge the top teams. Maybe next year? Congratulations to Flo, Liam, Ben, Tom, Joseph and Ben who represented Orion Troop, 3rd Billericay. Peter Taylor, who was the Team Manager, did a fabulous job at organising the youngsters into their respective races.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Mechanical advantage - it's just physics

Scouts in Orion Troop learnt how to use levers and pulley systems to gain mechanical advantage. Although you never get something for nothing, some very little scouts were able to lift some of the heavier ones!