And the Beavers came in two by two…

Feeding the goats
Feeding the goats
Three of our Beaver Scouts had a fun and adventurous day yesterday when they joined us for the Bristol South District Scouts Beaver visit to Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm at Wraxall. Over the course of the day, our Beavers met lots of exotic animals and birds, fed the goats, took a brilliantly bumpy tractor ride, tested their limits in the park’s many indoor and outdoor play areas, and even indulged in a fierce straw fight in the straw barn. A great, if tiring, time was had by all! While you’re here, why not check out our gallery of the day?


Our AGM will take place on Monday 26th Sept at the usual time that Beavers end and Cubs and Scouts begin. There will a film shown to entertain the children whilst the meeting takes place in the other hall. Please support us by attending and offering your help, we need to find a committee, more leaders and lots of fundraising ideas!     Chris GSL

Site security update

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255th Bristol (Channel) Sea Scouts need your help!

At the 255th Bristol (Channel) Sea Scouts we always do the best we can to provide top quality Scouting for the children of our community. However, there are limits to what we can do and how many Scouts of all ages we can take on, most important of which is the need for additional adult support.

We currently have an urgent need for volunteers to fulfil a number of roles. These include additional assistant leaders in all three sections, but also the equally important supporting roles of Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. If you would like to help us continue to provide Scouting for the community of Southville, please head over to the Join Us page for more information.

Thank you from Peter Shore

Letter from Peter and Beryl Shore
Letter from Peter and Beryl Shore
Following last term’s successful Smarties tube fundraising effort for the Friendship Clinic, Nepal, in which a total of £200 was raised thanks to the generosity of our Scouts and their families, the 255th Bristol (Channel) Sea Scouts have received a gracious letter of thanks from the Clinic’s co-founders, Peter Shore a.k.a. Shanghai, who gave us all a great talk last term about how the Clinic came to be founded, and his wife Beryl Shore. If you would like to find out more about what Peter and Beryl plan to do with the money, simply click on the thumbnail image to the right.

255th web site goes live!

Hello and welcome to all Scouts and parents viewing our web site for the first time as the new term begins! We hope you enjoy browsing our pages. Some content still needs to be added, but on this site you can find the Beavers and Cubs’ programmes for Autumn 2011 and photos of some of the activities we took part in last term. Feel free to contact us if you have any comments about this site, or you can register yourselves an account and post comments direct onto the site itself.

Pinewood Derby tests 255th Cubs’ competitive instincts

Weighing the cars
Weighing the cars
Congratulations to everyone who participated in our successful Pinewood Derby this month. Baloo organised a great event for the Cubs, complete with a bespoke, hand-made racing track and digital rankings. Spread over two nights in July, it was an exciting and entertaining two sessions for all concerned. Thanks to all the leaders and parents who helped to make it happen, and well done to James for being a worthy winner!

Don’t miss our gallery of photos from the event!

255th Beavers descend on Slimbridge

Bird hunting
Bird hunting

The Beaver section had a great time today visiting the Wildlife and Wetlands Trust centre at Slimbridge. The seven Beaver Scouts who came along spotted lots of different birds, saw the otters being fed, met some amphibians, and learned a little about how real beavers live in the wild. They also had lots of fun in the playground.

Trips like this are the essence of what make Scouting great. Several other Beaver colonies were there too, and the 255th Bristol (Channel) Sea Scouts would just like to thank the organisers for arranging a fun day out for all!

While you’re here, why not check out the full gallery of the trip?