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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, …

Scouts and BUGS take on the Outdoors Challenge Badge

1 Mar 2019

69th (Lower Weston) Bath Scouts were delighted to welcome guest Leaders from the Bath University Guides and Scouts (BUGS) this month. They learned about respecting people and nature whilst having fun with the countryside code, which saw some rather amusing role plays of escaping cattle and runaway dogs. Keeping clean and safe on camp was the next activity, thinking about …

Scouts aim for Photography Badge

7 Dec 2018

Recently, nearly 40 cubs and scouts from across Bath took part in creative workshops that taught them about photography. The sessions, ran in partnership with The Photo Club, taught the young people about different photographic techniques and gave them all the opportunity to use a DSLR camera to take photos of their friends Scouting.Everyone who took part completed tasks that …

Scary Scouts in Train Adventure

5 Nov 2018

Scouts from the 28th (Bathampton) Scout Troop have just returned from an exciting weekend at Gilwell Park, near Chingford, the home of Scouting.
The Scouts joined 1,500 other young people from across the UK at the annual Halloween themed ‘Scarefest’ camp in some cold conditions.
The Scouts travelled by train, carrying all of their kit for the weekend, including tents, from Bath …

Lower Weston Scouts Brave Storm Callum

21 Oct 2018

The end of Storm Callum did little to deter members of 69th Bath (Lower Weston) Scouts from our autumn camp on 12 October. The strong winds and heavy rain gave Scouts’ tent pitching skills a good test. Conditions eased later in the evening and we enjoyed a traditional camp fire, getting to know our new members, with some chocolate bananas and …

Local volunteers work to improve Scout HQ

20 Oct 2018

On Wednesday 10 members of the Department for Work and Pensions joined Scout Leaders at the 21st Larkhall Scouts HQ to help them clear undergrowth from the verge at the front of their entrance to improve visibility for young people entering the their ground and at the back to increase the light into their hall.
The day was spent in glorious …

Bath Scout returns from Dutch Roverway adventure

13 Sep 2018

A local leader from Bath Scouts, Beth Probert, led a patrol of 5 Explorers and Network Members from Avon and Somerset during a two-week-long international camp in the Netherlands. Beth joined 4500 scouts from 53 countries to participate in Roverway 2018. Roverway is an international event, held in Europe, for Rover Scouts aged 16-22.
The event was split in two parts. …

Malta Camp for Local Scout Leaders

2 Sep 2018

Two local Leaders from Bath Scouts, Simon and Laura joined Scouts and Guides in Malta from 21 different countries to participate in MedJam18, the first Mediterranean Jamboree organised jointly by the Maltese Scouts and Guide Associations.
The international camp had the theme #BridgingCultures, and was for young people aged between 11 and 16. It is took place at the Ghajn Tuffieha …