Family Camp Gallery

Smile!
Smile!

A bit later than planned, we are pleased to present a gallery of photos from our Family Camp in September 2017.

We had mixed weather, but the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts didn’t let the rain dampen their spirits as they tried their hands at a range of indoor and outdoor activities. Some of the adults joined in too!

Thank you to Elaine Beckett and the Jones and Morgan families for contributing additional photos to this gallery.

Jamboree and Cub Camp Galleries

Group shot
Cub Camp, July 2017

Things have been a bit quiet on this web site for a while, but we hope to provide some more updates soon, including the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts’ programmes for the autumn term and updates to the information on leaders, contacts etc. Further content will hopefully follow.

For the moment, we are pleased to bring you two new photo galleries showing off some of our latest exciting activities, including the brilliant Cub camp the pack has just shared:

Bristol South Jamboree, May 2017
Cub Camp, July 2017

Avon Scout Jamboree gallery

Group photos
Looking good!

May 2016 saw 255th Bristol (Channel) Sea Scouts attending the Avon Scout Jamboree at Westerleigh. Over 4,000 people were present at the event, which saw the Cubs and Scouts camp for three nights and the Beavers visit for a day. The activities were far too numerous to list here, but ranged from traditional crafts to sporting skills and exciting outdoor pursuits. Given the freedom to roam within their designated zones, the Cubs and Scouts could not have wished for a more action-packed three days and nights and, mercifully, the first night’s torrential rain gave way to beautiful weather for the rest of the weekend.

Take a look at our new gallery for a taste of some of the many activities that the Beavers, Cubs and Scouts took part in. We hope to add a couple of videos soon.

Mad March Night 2016

Toasting bread
Toasting bread

The 255th Cubs marked the start of Spring last night by attending the Bristol South District Scouts’ 2016 Mad March Night at Woodhouse Park. Activities included parachute games, a search for numbers in the woods, toasting bread on an open fire, a team blindfold trail and nighttime versions of a coconut shy and ten pin bowling. The evening concluded with a campfire led by Avon Scouts’ Andy Scully, which was as entertaining as ever. A great, if chilly, evening was had by all!

We have a gallery with a few photos of the event.

Bedminster Winter Lantern Parade 2015

On the parade
On the parade

The 255th Beavers and Cubs ventured out into a windy night tonight to join the Bedminster Winter Lantern Parade. The Cubs carried large lanterns built to their own design, while the Beavers carried decorated lampshades. The parade along North Street drew quite a crowd – “It’s the Sea Scouts!” was often heard from the sidelines.

We have added a gallery with a few photos from the event.

Recent activities

Eastwood Farm
Eastwood Farm

The 255th Beavers have been enjoying a mixture of indoor and outdoor activities recently to make the most of the summer evenings.

On Sunday 14th June, nine of our Beavers joined us for a river trip from the s.s. Great Britain to Beese’s Tea Gardens. From there, they went on a nature ramble through Eastwood Farm nature reserve. They saw and learned about a range of plant life, birds and mini-beasts, from herons to ladybirds, goose grass to ground beetles and teasels to tadpoles.

The following evening, the whole Colony descended on Victoria Park for an active outdoor evening, where they had the opportunity to climb along a row of trees, run an outdoor assault course and play a game of ‘landmine clearance’. As well as being fun and challenging for our Beavers, these kinds of activities are great for badge work too.

Red Lodge show off 'Hogwarts'
Red Lodge show off ‘Hogwarts’

The Beavers have been just as busy indoors, too. Tonight, the Beavers worked in their lodges to build castles out of junk. All four of the models were fantastic, but the best models showed some real teamwork, supported by our team of leaders and other adult volunteers. We thought Red Lodge’s castle showed the best design, which they gave the appropriate name of Hogwarts.

255th Beavers try out British traditions

Welly Wanging
Welly Wanging

255th Beavers visited Greville Smyth Park on a sunny Monday evening last week, where they had a chance to try their hand at three British traditions.

First, they had a go at welly wanging, from Yorkshire. The challenge was to see who could throw a Wellington boot the furthest. Congratulations to Zach, who was the clear winner.

Second, the Beavers had a chance to try caber tossing, from the Scottish Highland Games. It may not have been a full-sized caber, but some of the Beavers showed great technique. The winner was Morgan, by a country mile.

Chasing the cheese
Chasing the cheese

Finally, and most hysterically, the Beavers had a go at our local tradition of cheese rolling, from Gloucestershire. After practising individually with Babybels, the Beavers all ran together. Well done to Zachary for catching the big cheese!

As well as trying several fun new activities, the Beavers worked towards their old Global Challenge or new My World Challenge. Following the Sleepover and other recent activities, there will be a lot of badges to hand out on Monday!

Coming soon: A gallery of the photos from the Sleepover, once we have got everything together.