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.

Winter Term 2015

Winter 2015 Programme

Displaying meetings from 07/09/2015 to 31/12/2015.

07/09/2015 – Navigator Badge lvl 1
14/09/2015 – Cyclist Badge 1
21/09/2015 – Cyclist Badge 2
28/09/2015 – Cyclist Badge 3
05/10/2015 – Nepal project
12/10/2015 – Clay modelling
19/10/2015 – International badge 1
24/10/2015 – Eastwinds Autumn
02/11/2015 – Divali (world challenge and international Badge 2)
08/11/2015 – Remembrance Day (world challenge worship)
09/11/2015 – International Badge 3
16/11/2015 – Astronomy badge
23/11/2015 – Astronomy badge
30/11/2015 – Camp Blanket
05/12/2015 – Pantomine?
07/12/2015 – Christmas craft


Spring 2016 Programme

Spring 2016 Programme

Displaying meetings from 01/01/2016 to 31/03/2016.

04/01/2016 – Games Evening
11/01/2016 – Home Safety Badge
18/01/2016 – Trangia Training
25/01/2016 – Ropes and Lashings
01/02/2016 – Indoor Pioneering
08/02/2016 – closed 1/2 term
15/02/2016 – countryside code
22/02/2016 – Breakfast
29/02/2016 – Woggle Making
07/03/2016 – Pack Forum
14/03/2016 – Easy String Eggs – easter gifts


Pancake Breakfast – thank you!

Many thanks to everyone who helped at Saturday’s pancake breakfast, whether the Scouts who waited on tables, the cooks, the poor person washing up in the corner, or those of you who came and ate carbohydrates for such a good cause!

pancake breakfast at St Pauls SouthvilleThanks too to St Paul’s Church who let us use their building at no cost so that all proceeds can go towards the rebuilding of our Spyglass Scout centre next to the church. We don’t know quite how much was raised yet as some scouts, cubs, and beavers will be handing in ticket money this week. Don’t forget to do that when you meet on Monday or Wednesday.


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 to find out more.

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.