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.

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.

Our third pancake breakfast!

pancake breakfast poster

This year the 4th July falls on a Saturday so it’s a perfect excuse for another US style pancake breakfast to help raise money towards building the Spyglass scout hut.

We have a new venue this year: we will be at St Pauls Church Southville from 9:30am to 12pm on Saturday 4th July. There will be traditional American pancakes with butter and Aunt Jemima syrup, and plenty of fresh filter coffee and juice to drink.

If you’re a parent in the group or a Scout, we need your help! You can help by shopping, preparation, cooking, selling tickets, and clearing up. Contact baloo@255th.org.uk to find out more.

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.

Pancake Breakfast Success

Pancake Breakfast 2013
Pancake Breakfast 2013

Our first ever pancake breakfast fundraiser was a resounding success. Friends, family, and many visitors (including our mayor George Ferguson) queued up to eat the best American pancakes this side of the Atlantic complete with authentic Aunt Jemima syrup and real fair trade coffee. Scouts, leaders and parents worked fast and furiously to meet the demand. We really made a great contribution towards our building fund. Thank you to all who attended and supported us in our endeavour.

A gallery of photos from the event is now available.

Cub Pack Gang Show 2013

Gang Show 2013
Gang Show 2013

Saturday 29th June: Beavers, Cubs, and even a couple of Scouts provided top notch entertainment to a full house of parents, friends, and visitors.” The Gang ” performed sketches and songs all of a nautical nature in keeping with our Sea Scout branding. The evening concluded with great applause,a collection for the building fund and tasty cup cakes!

A gallery of photos from the show is now available.