• Oct
    20

    DIY Golf

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    Last Monday we had a go at DIY Golf. Lacking the landscape of St Andrews, we made do with what was in our store to create our very own crazy golf course. Some were more playable than others. With 40 minutes to construct their hole, there was a variety of ‘craziness’ involved, with drainpipes used to create an elevated run and tug of war robe used to shape an area of the course. Once the course was completed, each patrol was given a scorecard, with five minutes to play each hole. At the end of the evening the scores were averaged out, with Kestrels winning the challenge.

    We also played a great game this evening. Most people were sat in the circle, alternating teams (red/yellow) with six sitting on the ‘sofa’ outside of the circle. Everyone got a card with someone else’s name on it – and had to move when that name was called out (not their name). the aim was to get all six people sitting on the sofa from the same team. It was a good test of memory!

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  • Oct
    20

    Photography

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    Photography BadgeFirstly I’ll like to apologise for the lack of updates to the site I’m not sure where the time has gone over the last few weeks.  So here is a recap of the two photography evenings that we have done recently.

    The aim of the photography evening was to do all the parts towards the photography badge, with just the final section for the scouts to bring in some photographs to complete the badge.  All the requirements for the badge can be found on scouts.org.uk.

    Within their patrols the scouts did two bases each week to learn about photography and stop motion film making.  The first base was depth of field, this shows how the camera can focus on an object near and far. Using close up shots of a boot, we looked at how focussing on different aspects of the object changed the image. More information about Depth of Field can be found on Wikipedia. Another base was looking at how exposure length altered photographs. There are lots of examples of this on the internet – for example we looked at these pictures. Stop motion pictures were done using lego to make mini movies, with photographs taken after every move. Finally, scouts got the opportunity to look at colour balance in photography.

    All Scouts who completed the two photography evenings and can provide evidence of their photography skills – using six photographs in different styles – will get the photography badge.

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  • Oct
    10

    Photography BadgeDon’t forget Scouts tonight, we will be at the Scout hut as normal and we will be continuing the final the photography badge. All the bases over the last two weeks have been to help towards the badge. If you would like to obtain the badge the only things left that you need to do are bring along some of your own photographs on a memory stick or camera so that we can take a look at them.

    Also remember that subs are due for this term, more subs envelopes will be handed out tonight to those that are missing.

    See you all tonight

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