Our Swimming night organised by Willow Patrol had the unexpected bonus of ‘real’ life raft being set off – which was a great way to end a successful evening of badge sign-offs. A cylinder full of carbon dioxide inflated the raft in less than 30 seconds. The emergency food (if you can call it that!?) was tried out too. Special thanks to Survitec for providing the raft and survival supplies for our Scouts.
At Scouts tonight we split into two groups – one going to the NZTA Wellington Transport Operation Centre and the other to the Botanical Gardens.
Scouts learnt about the management of traffic through the use of cameras on the State Highway network and were ‘impressed’ by some of the video footage showing near misses, a late night cyclist getting his jersey caught in his front wheel (resulting in a ‘forward roll’) and quite a few unexplained crashes.
The Botanical gardens provided the opportunity to find locations from basic map coordinates, identify plants and birds and consider the environmental care code.