Last night we had a visit from the guys from the Trossachs Search and Rescue Team. They told us all about their work, how they search for lost walkers in the hills, ambulances stuck in the snow, and in general help all the emergency services, particularly when it's difficult for them to get to where they want to be.
They told us all about the emergency first aid they have to know and then set us a chalenge. We had to find someone who was lost (in the graveyard!), and help them if they were injured. We spread out for the search of the area, found the injured walker, called back to our team to bring the equipment, put on the leg splint, because it seemed like he had broken his leg, and then used the collapsable stretcher to get him to safety. We had a great time and learned a lot...we even managed to put the splint on the correct leg.
Many thanks for the Search and Rescue team!
A couple of weeks ago we helped out the local community group who are in charge of looking after the paths around Balfron. They wanted to re-route the path down past the field where the old Ballindalloch mill used to be so that it went around the field. This means the path is in a much better condition and that the farmer can now use the field for his young cattle...so everyone is happy.
Well...maybe the scouts weren't too happy when they saw the four tons of gravel they had been asked to spread along the path! But the really got stuck in and did a great job, they even used some great big stones to fill in the large holes in the path before they covered with the gravel. There was a great group spirit and by the end we had a great path to walk on.