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Bath Scout St George’s Day Outing

8 June 2017

You may not have seen may dragons circling overhead, but there was certainly a roar coming from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard this St. George’s Day. The Bath Scouts flotilla headed south on 26th April to Portsmouth for its bi-annual celebration of the patron saint of Scouting, with its usual mix of adventure and tradition. The Historic Dockyards provided a great backdrop to what turned out to be an epic day for all our young people. Beavers from 10th Bath were transpired by the Mary Rose, whilst the Scout Leader from 28th Bath was getting lost on HMS Victory, and 51st Bath were trying their hand at flying in the helicopter simulator. The venue really had something for all the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Network members who attended.

“That’s soo cool, I want another go!” said one Cub, of the electronic martial arts game that formed part of the dockyard’s ‘Action Stations’. “Do they really work?!” said another, of the canons on HMS Victory (thankfully for the tourists being aimed at, they don’t).

Just before leaving the dockyard, the District gathered together for the traditional promise renewal ceremony. It was then that 51st Bath GSL, Ashley, reflected on the story of St. George and compared St. George’s values to Scouting’s values – making the bold claim that we could all be like St. George in our everyday lives. Then, together and as one, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network members and adult volunteers renewed their promise. It was a splendid time for all involved. One Scout summed it up perfectly by saying “I loved the day, I got to climb the climbing wall and meet up with friends from other Scout Groups in Bath.” Was there anything he could think could be improved? “Ashley’s jokes”, he replied.

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