Gimme Shelter, by the Keas

With this term’s theme of construction at Brooklyn Scouts, the Keas took on the challenge at their evening meeting on Tuesday 14 June.   We started with a  quick reflection on last weeks “diversity around the world” activity, and we heard that many keas enjoyed the opportunity to learn a new language or experience a new game.

But this week, they had a practical deadline – to deliver a shelter one person could sit or lie in –  in 35 minutes or less.  This was a kea led activity – to complete their task in teams of 2 or 3 using all or any of the resources available in the room.   There were many different interpretations, from log cabins through to paper pup tents, classic and  futuristic tepees, to multi material lean to-s.  And some micro scale mini designs. Kea creativity was at its peak.    Keep in mind that when they get to Scout section, they will be building bivouacs in the outdoors and sleeping in these overnight.  

Thanks to youth leader Jen, and to the adult helpers who pitched in.   With the kea section now at full capacity, we do need two parents each week to assist – if you have not already done so, please get in your online volunteer application so that we can process you through the necessary clearance steps that help us support our youth in safe and constructive ways.  

Nga mihi
Kea kaiarahi Denise & Anna