Scouts is the third section of the Scouting movement. From the first experimental camp for 20 boys in 1907, the movement now has an estimated 28 million members worldwide, and in the UK alone there are over 499,000 boys and girls involved in Scouting. An increase in adult volunteers means that more and more young people are now able to take part in their own big adventure.
Bristol 227th Scouts
Scouts is for boys and girls aged between 10 and 14.
Scouts meet on Thursdays, from 7.00 – 9.00pm. The Troop Leader is called Kay Shuttleworth. We are very lucky to have Carol and Diain as assistant Leaders. Steve, who has been an amazing Assistant Leader for several years now, will be leaving us in the Summer of 2015. That will be a sad day for us all and will leave a huge gap in the team. We are already on the look-out for someone enthusiastic and fun to join us as part of the team.
Although Scouts work toward badges during their weekly meetings, the activities are usually quite adventurous. For example...
Craft badge - whittling wood with a knife and also making working rockets
Watersports badge - scuba diving and kayaking
Mechanics badge - taking apart an old go-kart and rebuilding the engine
Aviation badge - camping at an airfield and flying a plane
Angler badge - working with a local fishing club and boat fishing weekend
DIY badge - making owl boxes; replacing windows and making new doors
Hiker badge - climbing Snowdon or walking to Bath and cycling back
For badge positioning, please see the downloadable Badge Positioning document, on the Downloads page.
We camp indoors and outdoors, cook on open fires without pots and pans and meet other Scouts through District and County activities.
We enter competitions against other Scouts such as shooting, archery, camping and cooking.
We encourage our Scouts to appreciate other peoples thoughts, feelings, religion, culture and choices.
With more uniformed Leaders we could do even more than the above. If you are interested in helping in any way for any amount of time, go to our Contact page.
Subs are currently £35 per term (payable 3 terms per year at the beginning of each term). Camps and some outings will incur an additional charge.
Cheques for subs and trips should be made out to '227th Bristol Scouts'. This goes towards captitation costs to headquarters, camping equipment, badges, activities and the upkeep of 227th HQ – heating, lighting, repairs, etc.
The Scout Promise
On my honour, I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and to the Queen,
To help other people
And to keep the Scout Law
The Scout Motto
The Scout Law
A Scout is to be trusted.
A Scout is loyal.
A Scout is friendly and considerate.
A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.