Woodmancote Scout Group

1st Woodmancote Group has two Beaver Colonies, four Cub Packs and two Scout Troops, with over 200 young people taking part in Scouting activities every week!

Scouting takes place in Woodmancote Village Hall, Bishop’s Cleeve Comprehensive and in Woodmancote Primary School.

Beavers

Our Beaver Colonies meet weekly on a Monday and Thursday.

Beavers are about “Fun and Friends”. They play games, indoors and out, try different crafts, and learn to play together. Activities cover running about type games to more sedate crafts. They also join in some group activities and have trips away from the Village Hall to pond dip, visit the fire station and other sites.

Easily recognised by their distinctive blue sweatshirts, Beaver Scouts enjoy making friends, playing games, going on visits and helping others.

Cubs

Cubs meet on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings. We have 4 packs.

Activities for Cubs fall between those offered to Beavers and Scouts. Hiking, camping, firelighting and outdoor cooking are firm favourites, even if sausages on sticks end up blackened. There are loads of fun things to do as a Cub Scout. Cubs will get a chance to try lots of different activities like swimming, music, exploring, computing and collecting. If they do them properly they will earn a badge which you can wear on their uniform. Cubs are offered plenty of crafts throughout the winter, but as always the longer days mean that they can get out and about.

Cub Scouts also get to go on trips and days out, to places like farms or theme parks. Sometimes they will get the chance to go camping with the rest of the Pack. This will mean sleeping in a tent and doing loads of outdoor activities. Pack Holidays to activity centres in the colder months are a chance to try out new things.

Scouts

The Troops are, like the rest of the Group, mixed, and with mixed age, mixed gender Patrols, it’s a great way for everyone to be friends with everyone else.

Camping and traditional Scout activities make a large part of the programme. Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their programme. “Participation” rather than meeting set standards is the key approach and for the Scout who wants to be recognised for his or her achievements there are a number of Challenge Awards and Activity Badges. Scouts take part in a balanced programme that helps them to find out about the world in which they live, encourages them to know their own abilities and the importance of keeping fit and helps develop their creative talents. It also provides opportunities to explore their own values and personal attitudes.

Being outdoors is vitally important, and half the Programme is given over to taking part in both traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival and cooking as well as the wide range of adventurous activities, anything from firelighting to hiking.

Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.

Adults

If you are an adult and think that you would like to help then please contact us using the form on the right of this page. You can help in a number of ways, from helping occasionally with an evening, helping organise a fundraising event, becoming an occasional  helper at a meeting, or becoming a fully trained leader.

We will have a chat with you and ask you to complete some forms. Once these are cleared you will be able to help us on a section night from time to time, or perhaps even attend a camp or two. If you help out more frequently we will ask you to complete an adult appointment form.

There are a number of appointments and the commitment varies depending upon your involvement. We do ask all adults helping on a regular basis to undertake some basic training – all of which is free of charge.

For those of you with NGB qualifications in Kayaking, Hillwalking, climbing, Archery, Shooting etc, we are more than happy to have you on board as skills helpers. If you would like to gain NGB qualifications we may be able to help you with experience and or funding – in return for a commitment to the Group.

Contacting Us

If you would like to find out if there are currently any vacancies for young people (or are interested in joining us as a Leader or Assistant) please use the form on the right of this page.

Woodmancote Meeting Times

Beavers

Monday

5.15 – 6.30 pm

Woodmancote New Village Hall

Thursday

5.15 – 6.30 pm

Woodmancote New Village Hall

Cubs

Monday Bears

6.30 –8.00 pm

Woodmancote Primary School

Wednesday Coyotes

6.30 – 8.00 pm

Cleeve Comprehensive School

Thursday Panthers

6.30 – 8.00 pm

Woodmancote Primary School

Friday Tigers

6.30 – 8.00 pm

Woodmancote Primary School

Scouts

Friday Cobras

7.00 – 9.00 pm

Woodmancote Village Hall

Friday Vipers

7.15 – 9.15 pm

Cleeve Comprehensive School