Bishopston Scouts look back on centenary year of fun

December 31 2012
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Youngsters have been celebrating 100 years of Scouting in Bishopston – and now are hoping to find more adult volunteers to ensure it continues for many years to come.

Bishopston Scouts look back on centenary year of fun

Youngsters have been celebrating 100 years of Scouting in Bishopston – and now are hoping to find more adult volunteers to ensure it continues for many years to come. Scouts Gang Show

The 1st Bishopston Scout Group formed in 2005 with the merger of the 61st and 104th Bristol Scout Groups. The 61st was founded in 1912, so 2012 was the group’s centenary year. To mark the occasion, youngsters from all sections took part in a competition to design a commemorative badge, with the winning badge, above, specially manufactured and presented to every member of the group.

Artwork from the youngsters has also been used to create a commemorative tea towel for the event.

The year also included a wide range of events, beginning with a family celebration service hosted by St Bonaventure’s Church to mark the start of the centenary year.
In March, children from the Scouts were joined by Beavers, Cubs, Explorers, Rainbows, Brownies and Guides to produce a group Gang Show, which supported several charities.

There was also plenty of adventure and activity with visits to the Biblins Youth Campsite on the River Wye and a chance for the whole family to have a taste of the activities enjoyed by the Scouts at an open day. A spokesperson said: “Our Group open day in June proved to be another great event despite the weather! We had free activities at the Scout hut for all the family – including kayaking, caving, crossbows and more.

“We had an October trip to Drayton Manor theme park and 100 young people attended from across the Group to brave the rides and enjoy the attractions throughout the day.”

The year was rounded off at Christmas with family carol singing, mulled wine and mince pies.

The group’s spokesperson added: “Huge thanks to our leaders, young people and their families for their support and involvement throughout 2012.

“If you would like to get involved in Scouting, we’re looking for adult volunteers to help with our older sections, so please visit our website and get in touch today.”

Find out more at http:// 1stbishopston.ukscouts.org.uk/.