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.

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.

West Somerset Railway

Visiting the locomotive
Visiting the locomotive

The 255th Beavers, Cubs and Scouts had a grand day out together on Saturday. Travelling by coach to Bishop’s Lydeard near Taunton, the group took the West Somerset Railway cross-country to Minehead. At Minehead we hung out on the beach for a while before taking a walk along the promenade to the lifeboat station. Ice creams all round finished the day off nicely before taking the coach home. The Beavers, Cubs and Scouts seemed to enjoy spending the day together with a less structured programme than usual; with all three sections mixing together the day had a real family feel! A full gallery of photos is now available.

New galleries

We are pleased to be able to share four more photo galleries with you tonight, including photos depicting the activities of our older Scouts.

Firstly we have a few more photos of the Cubs’ recent Mad March Night. Looking back to last year, we also now have photos of the Scouts’ visit to the ss Great Britain in July and their time spent sailing on the Floating Harbour during the summer. Finally, we have a gallery showing a few of the other activities the Scouts have been involved in since the section reopened in 2011.

Enjoy!

Cubs enjoy Mad March Night

Toasting Bread
Toasting Bread

The 255th Cubs enjoyed a traditional date on the District calendar tonight with the Mad March Night at Woodhouse Park. Under the cover of darkness, the Cubs tried many activities including parachute games, ten pin bowling, making rockets, toasting bread on a fire, an assault course, silent football and an audible treasure hunt.

The Campfire
The Campfire

The event closed with a brilliant campfire led by County Scouter Andy Scully. Now any of the 20 255th Cubs who attended the event should be able to tell you the story of Cecil the caterpillar!

Many thanks to the District team for organising a fun and memorable evening. We may have more photos and/or videos of the event in a couple of days.

PGL 2013

Letters will be going out tomorrow night about the PGL Trip in 2013, Fri 27 – Sun 29th Sep 2013. We are only able to offer places to children who will be Cubs and Scouts when we go on this trip. Therefore, only a handful of beavers will be given letters.

Unfortunately the first deposits are due sooner than I thought so if you are interested then you must return a deposit of £18 in an envelope with your child’s name on it clearly marked PGL, by Monday 12th November at the latest. Any deposits after this time are unlikely to be accepted as we have a deadline to pay PGL by.

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Akela

PGL 2013

I have provisionally booked another residential trip to PGL, Liddington 27 – 29 September 2013. The price has slightly increased and will be £100.80 per person (excluding travel).  I anticipate the total cost to be £120 maximum. There will be a maximum of 40 places available for this.

Look out for further details ASAP as I will sending out letters gauging interest very soon.

Akela