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Gold awards for OSR troop quintet

Posted on Wednesday 31st October 2018 at 6:37 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of Chief Scouts's Gold Award winners (l-r) Matthew, Dan, Dylan, Josh and Jack.

On 18th July, the Old School Rooms (OSR) troop of 1st Stoke Gifford Scout Group attended the Pirate Bay Golf Centre in Hambrook to celebrate the end of the summer term and invited the Avon county commissioner Graham Brant along to make the presentations of five Chief Scout’s Gold Awards.

Dan White, Matthew Coggan, Josh Nicholson-Warn, Dylan Harrison and Jack Dobie have spent the last four years working hard on the requirements of the top award for the scout section, completing the nine challenge awards in Adventure, Outdoors, Expedition, Skills, Creative, Teamwork, Team Leader, Promise and World, plus attending camps and earning activity badges in some of the 72 available categories.

After the presentation and congratulations from leaders and the county commissioner, the troop joined in with the celebrations with cake and drinks.

Photo: Award winners (l-r) Matthew, Dan, Dylan, Josh and Jack pictured following the presentations.

This article originally appeared in the October 2018 issue of the Stoke Gifford Journal news magazine (on page 5). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to over 5,000 homes in Stoke Gifford, Little Stoke and Harry Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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Little Stoke Scouts learn ‘skills for life’ on camp

Posted on Monday 10th September 2018 at 9:41 pm by SH (Editor)

1st Little Stoke Scouts ready to set off for summer camp.

The Scouts at Little Stoke have returned from their week long summer camp at Parc le Breos on the Gower in South Wales. Twenty boys and girls from the troop have had a fun, action packed and enjoyable week. Activities included fishing, horse riding, surfing, swimming, a visit to Oakwood Leisure Park and avoiding a wash for most of the week!

1st Little Stoke Scouts: Erecting tents at summer camp.

The weather was brilliant and most of the time was spent outside in the fresh air. The evenings were spent playing in the woods and enjoying campfires.

The troop travelled to the camp in a minibus kindly lent by St Bede’s Catholic College, while parents helped with the loan of vans to get equipment to the campsite. This enabled the group to provide the camp at a cost of £150 inclusive of all transport, food and activities.

This type of activity is a regular part of our programme which gives children ‘skills for life’. This is a strategy that supports and empowers both young people and volunteers. It’s a strategy to bring communities together and contribute towards a better society.

Bear Grylls, Chief Scout, says: “Every child has the right to an adventure. Life is about grabbing opportunities. The prizes don’t always go to the biggest, the best and the strongest – they go to those who persevere. These are simple life lessons that Scouting teaches.”

The group is now very nearly full, but we are always willing to take new children if their parents are willing to help with any of the sections. We have three sections, Beavers 5.9 years to 8 years, Cubs 8 years to 10 years, and Scouts 10 years to 14.5 years. We meet at our own purpose-built HQ within the park on Little Stoke Lane, Little Stoke. If you or your child would like to join the adventure, please call Tony Edmonds, Group Scout Leader on 07957 880503.

Website: 1st Little Stoke Scout Group

This article originally appeared in the September 2018 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 47). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to ALL 8,700 homes in Bradley Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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MP congratulates Scouts on Diamond Jubilee achievement

Posted on Thursday 17th May 2012 at 12:46 pm by SH (Editor)

Jack Lopresti MP with Eirean Peacock of 1st Little Stoke Scouts.

1st Little Stoke Scouts are celebrating their 60th anniversary this year and invited local MP Jack Lopresti to help them celebrate.

Mr Lopresti’s visit took place during a week in which Scouts across the country are undertaking voluntary work in their local area.

The well-known ‘Bob-a-Job Week’ of old was re-launched as ‘Scout Community Week’ this year after a seventeen year break and Scouts in Filton and Bradley Stoke will be taking part.

Scout Community Week (14th – 20th May) will see Scouts from across the UK taking part in an array of tasks and projects to make a positive impact on the lives of local people. The Scout Association wants your help in bringing these benefits to our community.

Mr Lopresti said:

“Scout Community Week is taking place this week across the UK and I am proud to support it, particularly as scout groups in the Filton and Bradley Stoke area are heavily involved. Organisations such as the Scouts play an important role in our communities and do wonderful work with so many young people. I was lucky enough to visit the Avon Scouts Annual General Meeting last year and saw firsthand the positive impact Scouts have on our local area.”

“On Tuesday evening, I visited the 1st Little Stoke Scouts to help them celebrate their 60th anniversary. I was lucky enough to be made an honorary Scout and I will be upholding the Scouts Code! Anyone can get involved in the Scout Community Week and I encourage anyone so minded to have a look on the Scouts website.”

Source: Press release from the office of Jack Loprest MP

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