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.

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.

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.

Remembrance Day service

The 255th Bristol (Channel) Sea Scouts will be attending a Remembrance Day service at St. Paul’s Church, Southville, this Sunday (9th November). Please could all members of the Group attend. We will be assembling outside the church at 10AM. All Beavers, Cubs and Scouts wear full uniform including dark shoes and trousers and should be wearing a poppy.

Recent activities

Litter picking
Litter picking

All three sections of the 255th Bristol (Channel) Sea Scouts have been having a busy time of late, and there will be further updates to follow.

Most recently, youth and adult members of the 255th Bristol (Channel) Sea Scouts joined forces with the Totterdown Scouts (175th Bristol) to carry out a litter pick in Victoria Park as part of Scout Community Week. The weather was better than forecast, everybody enjoyed themselves and plenty of litter was found.

Target practice
Target practice

Last month, the Beaver section enjoyed an exciting visit from a tender and firefighting team from Bedminster Fire Station. As well as being given a tour of the contents of the fire engine, the Beaver Scouts actually had the chance to wield a working fire hose – surely every young person’s dream? A gallery of photos from the visit is now available.

255th Beavers back in action

Cake decorating
Cake decorating

After a short period of downtime following the departure of the leadership team, the Beaver Colony was re-launched in October 2013 with the help of a team of parent volunteers led by Ruth Slader, Roger Kirkland and Celia Willett. With the help of these new volunteers, the Beaver Scouts have enjoyed a range of fun activities including scientific experiments, cake decorating, Christmas crafts and an energetic Christmas party. A gallery of photos is now available that shows the re-formed Beaver Colony in action.

Tracking in Victoria Park

Victoria Park
Victoria Park

The 255th Beavers took to Victoria Park on a glorious summer’s evening tonight to try their hand at some tracking. The five Beaver Lodges followed three separate trails marked out for them by Badger, taking in the whole park including the lower slopes, the rose garden and the water maze. They followed their successful exploration with a drink in the shade and a quick game of “landmine clearance”, then finished up with a stint in the playground.

We are almost at the end of a very successful summer term for the Beaver Colony, which has seen the Beavers hunting for cakes, decorating biscuits, learning how to pack a rucksack, learning how to adapt games for special needs and learning how to help someone in an emergency when they are injured. They have helped to tidy up their community with a successful litter-pick and have flexed their imagination with three weeks of activities devoted to bugs. It has also been a great term for trips, with the excellent West Somerset Railway trip to Minehead in May and a creative and action-packed sleepover at Brean in April. If you are a parent with a child in the group or with a child who would like to join and you would like this good work to continue into next term, we hope you will be able to join us for our parents’ meeting during next Monday’s Beavers at FaithSPACE.