Exploring Bath: Larkhall Cub & Beaver Sleepover at Grove Street HQ

Date: 13th May 2024 Author: Amy Howard

In April, twenty children met at Grove Street Scout HQ to Spring Overnight Adventure, being challenged to learn a bit more about our historic city to earn their Local Knowledge or Explorer Activity Badge.

After a pizza tea and a few games, they went out to the Roman Baths for a private after-hours tour.  Not only were they shown round the historic site, but they were given a taste of what it’s like to be an archaeologist through a mix of mock-up dig sites and iPad technology, AND being allowed to handle some artefacts themselves! They also tried their hand at some marketing, making posters to advertise the city of Bath, before making their way back to Grove Street to set up ‘camp’ and share stories over hot chocolate.

Saturday morning started early with Roman crafts and breakfast.  The group were then split into teams of Brilliant Beavers and Curious Cubs for a treasure hunt around Bath, finishing at the Parade Gardens.






The treasure was part-edible (flap jacks!)  and part-experience – a chance to sit in the Council Chamber at the Guildhall and meet the Mayor of Bath!  She kindly answered the young people’s questions (and no, she doesn’t lock the Mayoral Chain of Office up in a glass box at night or wear it to bed!) she very presented two of our Beavers with their Bronze Scout Badges.  Well done Connie and Joe.



Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls