Welcome to CARGO 255

When we first discussed the idea of getting a shipping container for storage as an interim measure of the building project, it was suggested we take a lead from the new Wapping Wharf area opposite which uses converted shipping containers for shops and restaurants. They numbered them with a numerical prefix. The idea stuck at we now putting the final touches on the storage container, our designated CARGO 255!

Man on ladder paints shipping container.
Dave is Hammeriting the top edge of the container which seems to retain moisture.
Partially painted stripe on shipping container.
Saturday’s work party set about completing the white striped pattern scheme of
Cargo 255. We also rubbed down a few rust spots.
Rust covered shipping container roof.
Dave has cut back the spring’s overgrowth, swept the water and muck off (last week) and now discusses
what steps to to take to prevent it rusting further.
Shipping container - black with white stripes. The words CARGO 255 written  on it.
Our container is starting to look as was intended. We feel a shallow mini roof would help with the water retention on the roof. Dave has begun to give the roof a Hammerite coat for now!

Tidy Up Day!

With the lock down rules finally easing, a couple of of us decided to get down to Spyglass a do a somewhat late Spring Clean. We have never completed the painting on the Cargo 255 shipping container and so came armed with sandpaper, wire brushes, paint brushes, and rollers.

Ladder leaning against shipping container.
We arrived and to our surprise, there was quite a collection of water on the roof of the shipping container and the a fair bit of overgrowth.
Scouts sweeping in the yard.
While we worked two of our scouts turned up to return some borrowed equipment and then offered to join in with the clearing of branches.
Scout leader Dave standing on the shipping container.
Dave our Quartermaster really had a go at cutting back the spring’s overgrowth of branches.

2020 AGM

Bristol Channel Sea Scouts AGM

Monday 29th June 2020 7pm
Venue: Your Home
It’s a virtual Celebration Evening!

It’s that time of year again! We will be presenting our Beaver, Cub, and Scout section reports, the group financial reports, slideshows of camps and activities (including stuff from the lockdown), and announcing recent awards for both our young people and our adult leaders. Sorry but this year you’ll have to provide your own tea, coffee, and soft drinks but at least you can made it just as you like it and enjoy it in your favourite cup or mug! Please join in and support the group.
All young people in uniform please. (Leaders too!)

For details of how to join the meeting, please contact us.

Family Camp Gallery


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.