Having constructed the boats a few weeks ago, (and done lots of other activities in the mean time – flag games in the woods, a “What 3 word” challenge etc. – it was time to try out the boats, and see if they would float. Each boat was placed into the water, and then 280g bags of flour and sugar were added as weights, to see whose would take the most. Some were limited by their size, some by the fact water seeped through the cracks, and some were a bit top-heavy. However some went all the way, and held all 7 weights!
This week we worked on cardboard boats to support the greatest weight. Here are some photos of the construction phase, look out for when we try them out in a few weeks time!
The Senior section met face to face for the first time in many months and enjoyed a relaxing walk from Church to Hiltingbury Lakes and back. During the walk the boys collected approximately half a bin sack full of rubbish, helping to tidy up Chandler’s Ford and our local environment, well done.
This evening the group met again for the first time after lockdown, and each individually made some reindeer cupcakes ready for Christmas. I don’t think they’ll last that long though!
Another of our weekly challenges – loo roll monsters – had everyone’s imagination going. Here are some…
The BB wild garden has seen action from wildlife this spring while we’ve been away. The bulbs, wild flowers have all been growing well, and a blue tit as taken residence in the bird box!
The company members have been busy making cakes as part of a weekly challenge series of BB at home. Some very tasty looking cakes!
The senior group made some home made plastic with milk and vinegar, and created these great little keyrings. It’s surprising how solid they are when they dry out completely!
Congratulations to James who was presented with his Queens Badge recently, by Captain Simon Farrenden and minister Sue Keegan von Allmen. This is the highest badge anyone can get in the Boys’ Brigade and James is the first person to achieve the award in 1st Chandlers Ford for a number of years. Well done James.