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Adventure Award for Scouts

4 Apr 2018

Recently Scouts from the 28th Bathampton troop, took the opportunity to experience a wide range of new activities at PGL in Liddington near Swindon and pass their Adventure Award badge.
The Scouts, all aged between 10 and 14, spent two nights away at the centre where they were able to try fencing, Areoball and a giant swing, to name just a …

Bath Scouts Recognised For Record Adult Growth

3 Oct 2017

Bath Scouts has been awarded the coveted O’Neil Award this year, an award which recognises the Scout District with the highest level of adult growth in the County of Avon. In 2017, Bath recorded a growth of 99 adult volunteers, meaning c.260 adults are now members of Scouting in Bath.
It’s fantastic,” says Dan Spencer, one of the lead volunteer for …

Weston Scouts complete Expedition Challenge

19 Sep 2017

10 Scouts from 66th Bath Scout Group have just returned from the New Forest, after completing their Expedition Challenge.
Over the course of the weekend, the 10 Scouts completed a 28km hike through the stunning New Forest National Park, working in patrols with minimal input from their leaders. As well as hiking, once they reached their campsite each evening they had the …

Bathampton Scouts on Island Adventure

7 Sep 2017

Scouts from Bathampton, aged 11 to 14, have recently returned from an action packed camp on the island of Guernsey.
The annual summer camp is always a big adventure and this year was no exception. The Scouts enjoyed lots of different activities as well managing to squeeze some time on a beach every single day of the 7 day camp.  Even the …

Iceland Adventure For Bath Scouts

16 Aug 2017

Leaders from across Bath attended the 15th World Scout Moot at the Icelandic National Scout Centre on the banks of Lake Ulfljotsvatnm, along with Scouts from 80 other countries.
Before travelling to the main Moot site the Leaders spent time hiking through the Icelandic landscape, visiting Hólaskjól, an oasis in the wilderness in the south of Iceland close to the Lakagigar …

Bathampton Scouts win again at Stategy

20 Jul 2017

A Patrol of Scouts from the 28th Bath (Bathampton) Scout Group have just returned triumphantly from Strategy, a challenge camp run by Gloucester Scouts and held on the Earl of Bathurst’s Estate just outside Cirencester.
The Scouts were there with teams from 13th Oldfield Park, 21st Larkhall and 66th Weston Village, and competed against Scouts from all over the country at …

Leaders represent Bath Scouts at Pride

11 Jul 2017

Scouting, for many of us involved, is a place for young people and adults to be who they truly are. Whether that’s a pyromaniac who’s always on campfire duty, a budding chef who’s always first up to make breakfast, or even someone struggling with their sexuality to come out as gay. We’re really proud in Bath Scouts to be open …

Southdown Beavers enjoy Desert Island Adventure

17 Jun 2017

Each year the 31st Beavers work very hard to fundraise enough money to enjoy a trip to Woodhouse Park in Almondsbury. The Beavers ran cake sales at St Barnabas Church, held a movie night to which they invited their families, enjoyed a sponsored sleepover in the church hall and filled old milk bottles with lose change from generous family and …

Bathampton Scouts start their summer on camp

14 Jun 2017

Bathampton Scouts have just returned from their annual training and adventure camp in Dorset. The 10-14 year olds spent 4 nights camping at West Holm on the outskirts of Wareham under canvas and cooking most of their meals on wood fires. Despite the worst lightning and thunderstorm any of the Scouts had camped in they still enjoyed a fun …

Bath Scout St George’s Day Outing

8 Jun 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 …