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Celebrating Thank You Day!

28 Jun 2021

COVID has had a devastating impact on so many of us over the last 18 months. It’s been one of the toughest challenges we’ve ever faced. But it’s a challenge that has seen many, many wonderful people step up to help.  Thank You Day – Saturday 4th July 2021 – is for them.

We’ve all got someone to say thank you …

Scouts UK welcomes new Chief Commissioner and new Chair of Trustees

14 Jan 2021

Scouts UK have announced the appointment of long-time volunteer Carl Hankinson (30 years and counting!) to the role of Chief Commissioner. As such, Carl will provide continued leadership of volunteers across the country, with a focus on supporting volunteers to deliver an exciting programme for young people and to get the most out of their roles.

Carl Hankinson – the new …

A new royal figurehead for the Scouts!

23 Oct 2020

Along with the rest of the Scouting movement, we’re delighted with the news that HRH Duchess of Cambridge has become Joint President of The Scouts (working alongside HRH The Duke of Kent) to champion the power of Scouting in the UK!   

You can read the full story here:

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 …