On Saturday 28th April, Mike, Neil, Shushi, Vic, Archana and Don went along to a quiz hosted by the Pinkneys Green Scout Group. They are raising funds to send a couple of their Scouts along to the World Jamboree in 2019 in West Virginia USA.
We don’t usually do too badly in quizzes and this lulled me into a false sense of confidence. I hadn’t given the quiz any thought at all before I arrived. On finding our table I was greeted by the first picture round, a sheet full of diagrams of knots. My heart sank. My mind went blank. It’s over 30 years since I was in the Brownies, and the only thing I really remembered was the pain of having to hike around Buckinghamshire with a 10 pence piece in my shoe for an emergency phone call. Thankfully, the others on my team seem to have better memories and miraculously managed to come up with a dozen knot names. We got a lot of the names right, but not necessarily against the right pictures. Oh well.
We were impressed by a few of the more innovative rounds. Guess the flavour of the crisps went down well, and Mike excelled himself at not only guessing flavours but brand names too! There was also a round which involved building a tall object with dried spaghetti and marshmallows. It got a bit messy and we ended up with a sticky spikey construction which fell over under its own weight before the judges even looked at our efforts.
The final outcome for us was that we can 7th, out of 9 teams. The one thing we did do very well was eat their cakes which ultimately helped them raise a fantastic £933 towards their fundraising target.
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