Skills Evening

Group 1 | 13th October 2020 \ Group 2 | 20th October 2020

Contents

Part 1 | Introduction

Welcome

On to the fun!

Part 2 | Hot Chocoloate

Introduction

Equipment | You will need to bring

Equipment | We will supply

How we will do it

Safety Measures

Part 3 | Fit a bulb to a lamp

Introduction

Equipment | You will need to bring

Equipment | We will supply

How we will do it

Safety Measures

Part 4 | Iron a Necker

Introduction

Equipment | You will need to bring

Equipment | We will supply

How we will do it

Safety Measures

Part 5 | Learn about your Pulse

Introduction

Equipment | You will need to bring

Equipment | We will supply

How we will do it

Notes for parents

Safety Measures

Part 6 | Badges

Skills

Scientist

About This Page

Part 1 | Introduction ⭱

This page to let you know what we will be doing for our second face to face sessions.

Welcome ⭱

Welcome!

Assuming COVID-19 restrictions still permit, we are going to continue our pursuit of the Skills Challenge Award.

We have published a separate page setting out our COVID-19 measures.

Please remind yourself of this (thank you!):-

Link to our COVID-19 Plan and Procedures.

On to the fun! ⭱

During this evening we are going to do four activities:-

See you soon!

Part 2 | Hot Chocoloate ⭱

Using a camping stove to make a hot chocoloate drink.

Introduction ⭱

We are going to use the camping stoves to make a hot chocolate each.

Equipment | You will need to bring ⭱

Your cub will need to bring:-

Equipment | We will supply ⭱

We will provide:-

How we will do it ⭱

1. Set-up

Before the meeting set up your equipment:-

2. Ingredients

Allocate one leader or adult handle:-

This is to avoid too many people contacting the containers.

3. Allocate cubs

Next organise the cubs:-

In a non-COVID world, we could boil water for two cubs at the same time.

4. Procedure to start stove

For each cub, wipe down the stove, mess tins and gas cannister.

Then teach them to fit the gas cannister and start the stove.

They should:-

5. Heat water

Then heat the water in a mess tin:

6. Make hot chocolate

When your water is ready:-

Safety Measures ⭱

Leaders, Cubs and Carers will need to observe the following safety measures, which should be explained at the start:-

1. COVID-19

2. Risk of Injury

Part 3 | Fit a bulb to a lamp ⭱

Learn about different types of bulbs.

Introduction ⭱

We will be changing bulbs on desk lamps.

Equipment | You will need to bring ⭱

Your cub will need to bring him or her self!

You don't need anything.

Equipment | We will supply ⭱

We will provide:-

How we will do it ⭱

1. Set-up

Before the meeting set up your equipment:-

2. Explain

Explain the following:-

3. Procedure

Procedure is:-

Safety Measures ⭱

Leaders, Cubs and Helpers will need to observe the following safety measures, which should be explained at the start:-

1. COVID-19

2. Risk of Injury

Part 4 | Iron a Necker ⭱

You will have a go at ironing your necker.

Introduction ⭱

You will learn how to operate an iron, and iron a necker.

This is for 2 - 4 cubs.

Equipment | You will need to bring ⭱

Make sure you bring your necker!

Equipment | We will supply ⭱

We will provide:-

How we will do it ⭱

1. Set-up

Before the meeting set up your equipment:-

2. Explain

Explain the following:-

3. Procedure

Procedure is:-

Safety Measures ⭱

Leaders, Cubs and Helpers will need to observe the following safety measures, which should be explained at the start:-

1. COVID-19

2. Risk of Injury

Part 5 | Learn about your Pulse ⭱

We will learn how to take our pulse and how it changes when you exercise.

Introduction ⭱

You will learn how to take your pulse and what is yoru expected pulse.

This is for 2 or 3 cubs.

This will also count towards your:-

Scientist Badge.

Equipment | You will need to bring ⭱

Make sure you bring yourself, and your heart will need to be beating!

Equipment | We will supply ⭱

The test will involve running around a circuit on the scout hut grass.

We will provide:-

How we will do it ⭱

1. Set-up

Before the meeting set up your equipment:-

2. Explain

Explain the following:-

3. Procedure

Procedure is:-

Notes for parents ⭱

1. What is your pulse

Your pulse is the beat of your heart causing your blood vessels to expand and contract.

It is used to measure how many times your heart is beating per minute.

If it is too fast or too slow then this can signify an illness.

2. How do you find your pulse?

See: NHS Check My Pulse.

From your wrist:-

From your neck:-

3. How do you count it?

Ideally, you should count it over a minute | it is expressed in "beats per minute".

However, if you do not have time, measure it over 15 seconds and multiply x 4.

A minute has 60 seconds, so 15 seconds is 1 quarter of a minute.

There are two rates:-

4. What is a normal pulse?

It depends on your age.

For a cub:-

5. What is an unusual pulse?

If your resting heart rate is continuously below about 50 beats per minute then unless you are very fit, this can be a concern.

If your active heart rate is continuously above 140 beats per minute then unless you have been exercising extremely hard, this can be a concern.

If your heart rate is irregular (i.e., not a steady pulse) then this can be a concern.

Safety Measures ⭱

Leaders, Cubs and Helpers will need to observe the following safety measures, which should be explained at the start:-

1. COVID-19

2. Risk of Injury

Part 6 | Badges ⭱

Skills ⭱

Skills Challenge Award

4.h change a lightbulb, in a table or standard lamp

4.d make a cup of tea or coffee, then wash up afterwards

4.g iron your scarf

2. Take part in three activities to help you be healthy. Activities could include: healthy eating; exercise; learning how the human body works

.

Scientist ⭱

Scientist Badge

3b. Investigate what happens to your pulse rate before, during and after exercise.

About this page

Author

This page was created by Julian Turner, Section Assistant Leader, Falcon Pack, 1st Ripley Scouts, Derbyshire, UK.

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