It has become a bit of a tradition at Lara's Beavers colony that the end of term, they spend a session with the older children of scouts, usually playing games. In the summer this is a water fight and Lara has been looking forward to it because last year she was brand new to the colony and didn't know what to expect - this year she is ready for action and will be well-prepared with her Nerf Super Soaker Tornado Scream water gun which will be a match for most of the beaver cubs and scouts!
The Tornado Scream is a 1 litre water gun which can shoot water upto 10 metres away. Lara can catch her little sister from the other end of the garden! interestingly, 1 litre of water doesn't last awfully long when you are blasting it out more or less non-stop but thankfully this water gun stands upright and has a nice wide opening so that you can fill it up with water easily - Lara likes to use a jug of water but her sister prefers dunking it into a bath-tub of water to fill it up.
Holly has also taken to the Nerf super soaker and that just goes to show how easy it is to carry, hold and use. You have to pump the bottom handle to build up pressure inside before pulling the trigger to release a jet of water. The Tornado Stream shoots out an interesting jet of water - one directly in front and one that whirls around and around the main stream (like a swirling tornado, I guess). The second jet isn't as powerful as the main jet but it does catch people out and that's why I think this super soaker will be perfect for the end-of-term water fight.
The NERF Super Soaker Tornado Stream costs around £17.99. A water fight is a fun way to spend the afternoon when the weather is as hot as it has been these last few days - it cools the girls down AND wears them out at the same time! The girls like to play water fights and it is usually surprisingly amicable when they play so I consider it harmless. I'm sure when it comes to a field full of scouts, the water fighting will be a little more wild but this year I know Lara will be soaking and spraying all of the other participants with her super soaker!