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You can’t keep a good Scout down – even in lockdown!

25 May 2020

My son joined the 28th Bathampton Scouts in February. He eagerly anticipated a summer of campfires, hiking, bush craft in the woods and making new friends.

A month later, like everyone else, we were in lockdown under strict instructions to stay home. How on earth could Scouts carry on under those conditions? Their motto might be “Be Prepared!” but no-one could …

Gold Standard At Scouts

13 Nov 2019

My name is Ashley Russell and I am 23 years old, a Scout Leader in Bath as a well as National Trustee for the Scout Association and this is how I spent my long weekend.

I have just returned from the Peak District after completing the DofE Gold Expedition and which was my final hurdle to achieve the full Duke of …

Southdown Safari Scouts

23 Oct 2019

In August, Cubs and Scouts travelled to Rhydd Covert Campsite, next to West Midlands Safari park, for their annual summer camp. Throughout the camp, both Cubs and Scouts worked in teams to complete challenges and develop a range of life skills.

The Cubs learnt some camp craft skills and tried many activities for the first time. They also cooked on fires …

Scouts Enjoy Bushcraft Award Camp

7 Oct 2019

Bathampton Scouts have just returned from their annual summer camp in Dorset. The 10-14 year olds spent 4 nights camping at Norden Farm on the outskirts of Corfe under canvas and cooking most of their meals on wood fires.

The adventure included taking part in the Basha Award which was their own take on a Birmingham Scouts bushcraft exercise. Over 24 …

Bath Scouts needs your vote!

21 Sep 2019

Scouts have been shortlisted in Bath Live Magazine’s competition to win
free hire of the Pavilion
venue on North Parade road. This prize includes the venue, security and
lots of additional extras that you can read about in the article linked
below. The Bath District team is hoping to use this amazing venue to
host the 2020 Avon Scouts …

Bath Scouts Unlock a New World at the 24th World Scout Jamboree

27 Aug 2019

In July 2019, 12 young people and adult volunteers from Bath Scouts jetted off to West Virginia, USA, joining nearly 45,000 other scouts from across the globe for the 24th World Scout Jamboree. Held in the 14,000 acre Summit Bechtel Reserve, the Jamboree provided the scouts with the opportunity to take part in hundreds of activities, from taking on the …

Scouts in Glastonbury Clear Up

11 Jul 2019

When you think about volunteering with the Scouts, you might imagine that you would be helping young people learn about camping, lighting fires or thinking of ways to challenge them and improve their skills. You also might imagine that you could support their group in an administrative way, by becoming a treasurer, or fundraiser.

But would you imagine that part of …

Bath Scouts Fly the Flag at Windsor Castle

29 Apr 2019

Every year, Scouts from around the country gather on the Sunday after St George’s Day at Windsor Castle. There’s something special about these Scouts though. They’ve achieved something special, and put a lot of hard work and determination into getting there. They are Queen Scouts; holders of the Queen Scout Award – the highest youth award in Scouting. In …

69th Scouts complete Outdoor Challenge Award

16 Apr 2019

A beautiful spring afternoon saw 69th Bath (Lower Weston) Scouts venture to Chelwood camp site, near Marksbury, to complete their Outdoor Challenge badge. The Scouts put their newly acquired skills from the term to good use, cooking dinner on gas stoves and a traditional chocolate bananas feast on the campfire. A foggy, chilly start didn’t deter us from preparing bacon …

Congratulations Ashley!

7 Mar 2019

Congratulations to 51st Bath Scouts’ Group Scout Leader Ashley Russell who was honoured as the ‘Young Volunteer Leader of the Year’ at the recent BathNES Community Awards 2018/19. The awards are selected by the chair of Bath and North East Somerset council in recognition of service to the community.
Ashley is a deserving winner. Since becoming Group Scout Leader in 2014, …