Scouts message Autumn 2016

Hello All,

Scouts starts back tomorrow night (2/9/16). We plan an easy start to the term with a games evening.

I will circulate the other plans later.

We also have the group AGM this month on 22nd September at Murray Hall, everyone is welcome.

The Subs this term will be £21 for the first child and £17.50 for each subsequent child.
Our preferred method of payment is directly into the bank

Account number: 90023132
Sort code: 40-37-60
Payment Ref: gift aid payer/section/what the money is for. (Scouts Subs etc)

If you pay by cash, please be aware we do not carry a float and so may not be able to give change.

As normal, any questions please ask.



SL 15th St Peters’ Sea Scouts.


Beavers Autumn 1 message 2016

Hello Beaver Parents

I hope you all had a lovely summer!!

We will be back Wednesday 7th September to start our new term. The badges we will be working on between now and Christmas are the Teamwork challenge badge, the communicator, collector, health & fitness activity badge and then our musician staged badge.

Our program is as follows

Wed 7th Sept – Welcome back

Wed 14th Sept – Health & Fitness

Wed 21st Sept – Agility course

Wed 28th Sept – Working together

Wed 5th Oct – Healthy food/quiz

Wed 12th Oct – Promoting health & fitness

Wed 19th Oct – Show & tell our collections

Wed 2nd Nov – Can we sing a song?

Wed 9th Nov – Musical instruments

Wed 16th Nov – Communicator

Wed 23rd Nov – Phonetic Alphabet

Wed 30th Nov – Decoding

Wed 7th Dec – Games & badges

Wed 14th Dec – Christmas party


please be advised that i will not be running the following sessions

Wednesday 21st September

Wednesday 28th September

Wednesday 5th October

My son is now going into year 6 so we will be attending opening evenings at secondary schools on these dates, we will be working on getting these dates covered!

As you all know i am now the only leader for the beaver group. James has now moved to Germany for his gap year! we need a minimum of 2 adults in order to run each session. if there are any dates that you are able to stick around and give me a hand that would be very much appreciated – we have help the first 2 weeks back so anything spare time you have after that please let me know!

 Lastly, Subs will be due again, First child £21 and £17.50 for the second child and subsequent children (younger) these subs will take us to the October half term

Our preferred method of payment is directly into the bank

Account number 90023132

Sort code: 40-37-60

Ref: giftaid payer/section/what the money is for (i.e Miss T Jones/beavers/subs

If you are paying by cash please remember we cannot carry a float so cannot always give change.

look forward to seeing you all next term

Thank you


Beaver scout leader


Cubs Autumn 1 message 2016

Afternoon All,

We hope you have had a great summer, we restart cubs on Wednesday 7th. 

Subs this term will be £21 for first child and £17.50 for each subsequent child. Our preferred method of payment is directly into the bank. 

Account number: 90023132, Sort Code 40-37-60. payment ref. 

Programme for this Term

07/09/16  Teamwork Challenge Award 

14/09/16   Pioneer Badge

21/09/16   Visit to Jet Age museum 6-8pm, cost £3

22/09/16    Group presentation evening & AGM.

24/09/16    Cub fun day at docks 12-4pm

25/09/16    Cheltenham Marathon, Group are helping with baggage point 7am – 1pm. If cubs wish to help parents need to stay with them. 

28/09/16   Complete Air Activities badge

05/10/16   Games night

08/10/16   Conservation Badge Robinswood Hill 

12/10/16    Personal Challenge, encorporating entertainers badge.

19/10/16    Communicators Badge.

District Events

24th September – Cub fun day at Docks 12-4pm 

08/10/16 – Conservation Badge

19/11/16 – Art Attack Badge 

17/12/16  – Promise Party.

We are planning our annual camp at Holly Barn 28th – 30th October, we are aware this is half term, please can parents let me know if their child wishes to attend by the end of the weekend,  So I can confirm numbers  with Holly Barn.

If your child wishes to help with Cheltenham half marathon please pick up a form from me on Wednesday.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further information.

Many Thanks

Val &Vera.

Scouts Spring 2 message

Hello All,

Well, the final session this term is upon us.

We will be closing our first 2016 term with climbing at the Warehouse, Parliament Street.

We will meet in reception from 6.15pm, and pick up will be from the same place just after 8pm.

Knowing the warehouse, this will be a great experience for the scouts.

Term 2 will start on Friday 26th February, and we will have all 4 weeks at Gordon League.

The plan is:

26th Feb: Circus Skills: Juggling, Stilts etc. We hope to make our own equipment.

4th March,: We will continue with our Green Blue badge work, looking at protecting the environment on and around water.

11th March: ****** BRING A FRIEND********* A chance for our scouts to bring a friend to see what we do. The friend should be scout age. ( 10 ½ to 14).

18th March: Emergency Aid, level 4. Building on existing knowledge.

In addition to the normal Friday sessions, we will also hold a swimming session on Sunday 13th March at 5pm-6pm at Brockworth Sports Centre, Mill Lane, Brockworth.  GL3 4QF.

We would meet at 5.45 and scouts/cubs would need to wear what they would normally sail or kayak in. (Swimming costume underneath). They will also need a dry set of clothes for after the session.

We will also be organising maintenance sessions for our fleet of dinghies and kayaks, in preparation for this years water activities. Weather permitting.

If you have any questions, please let me know.


Dave Bunce

15th St Peters Sea Scouts.

Beavers Spring message 2016

Hello Beaver parents

Happy new year!!

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas. We will be back to beavers this week: Wednesday 6th January. The badges we will be working on between now and Easter are The Faith, Disability awareness and the explorer activity badge – we will also be working on the My skills Challenge badge.

PLEASE NOTE:- The explorer badge will be completed on a day out and not in our weekly sessions – further details for this to follow soon.


Wed 6th Jan – Welcome back

Wed 13th Jan – Blindness disability

Wed 20th Jan – Deafness disability

Wed 27th Jan – Physical disability

Wed 3rd Feb – Healthy me

Wed 10th Feb – Super skills

Wed 17th Feb – Half term, no session

Wed 24th Feb – Inventions

Wed 2nd Mar – Get creative

Wed 9th Mar – prayer

Wed 16th Mar – visit (further details for this to follow soon)

Wed 23rd Mar – Easter party


Sub will be due again, First child £18 and £15 for the second child and subsequent children (younger), these subs will take us to the February half term. Our preferred method of payment is directly into the bank,

Account number: 90023132

Sort code: 40-37-60

Ref: gift aid payer/section/what the money is for (i.e Miss T Jones/beavers/subs)


Cubs message Spring 2016

Morning All,

Welcome back to a new term, we hope you all had a good Christmas. Subs this term are £18 for first child and £15 for second and subsequent children. Our preferred method of payment is directly into the bank.

Account number 90023132

Sort code 40-37-60

Please state gift aid payer, section and what money is for.

Dates for diary – District Events

January 23rd – district quiz, 2pm-4:30pm

March   19th – District football 1-6pm

District centenary camp 30th April – 2nd May at Woodhouse Park.

Please can you let me know if your child wishes to attend these events, I need to names of Cubs for the quiz next week.

Programme for this term

We are starting our skills award over the next term, we will be completing various activities to enable children to achieve the award. We will be doing the home help badge which require Cubs to do some tasks at home. A sheet will be provided for parents to complete. Unfortunately we are unable to do it all at Cubs due to facilities at the school.

January 6th – start home help badge

January 13th – make cakes

January 20th – back to basics in preparation for quiz.

January 27th – games night

February 3rd – Shrove Tuesday activity

February 10th – Chef Badge

February. 27th – Team Building – Challenge night

March 2nd – Football practice/mother day activity

March 9th – Make hovercrafts

March 16th Saints activity

March 23rd – visit to be arranged as part of badge , to be confirmed.


Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.

Many Thanks

Val, Vera, Caroline & Jo

Beavers message Autumn 2015

Hello Beaver parents

Hope you all had a lovely summer!!

Our programme from now until Christmas is as follows:

Wednesday 9th September – Welcome back

Wednesday 16th Sept – Imagination

Wednesday 23rd September – Fair trade foods

Wednesday 30th September – Leaf printing

Wednesday 7th October – Junk modelling

Wednesday 14 October – Making water filters

Wednesday 21st October – Experiments

Wednesday 28th October – Half term

Wednesday 4th November – Endangered animals

Wednesday 11th November – Giving to charity

Wednesday 18th November – Sock puppets

Wednesday 25th November – Who serves our community?

Wednesday 2nd December – Foreign language

Wednesday 9th December – Christmas crafts

Wednesday 16th December – Christmas party

The activity badges we will be working to earn are Global issues, creative and Experiment

We will be also working to earn our World challenge badge.

Subs will be due again. First child £21 and £17.50 for the 2nd child and subsequent children (younger) This will take us to the October half term.

Our preferred method of payment is directly into the bank

Account number: 90023132

Sort code: 40-37-60

Ref: Gift aid payer, section, subs (I.e. Miss T Jones, beavers, subs)

Scouts message Autumn 2015

I hope you have managed to find some sunshine over the summer and have all enjoyed some sort of well deserved break.  The Scouts have had a successful summer break with several sailing and kayaking sessions having taken place and a number of our older Scouts having a fantastic trip down to Bournemouth and staying on board the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Argus.


Below is our outline plan for the coming term (as ever this is subject to change – we will advise in good time where this happens).  Unless otherwise specified, all regular Friday evening sessions are at Gordon League Rugby Club in Hempsted at the usual times 6:30pm to 8pm.


Subs will be due on or before 4 September please.  Subs for the coming term are £24 for the first child and £20 for the second and each subsequent child.  Our preferred method of payment is online using our bank details as follows – Sort Code: 40-37-60 Account 90023132 ref gift aid payers name and what the amount is for.


  • 4 September – at Gordon League – fitness badge and athletics.  Please wear trainers and jogging trousers or similar.
  • 11 September – at Murray Hall – Dave has already issued a message about this but please let me know if you need a reminder.  Normal session time 6:30pm to 8pm with an overnight session following straight on for those staying.  Bring along a tin can – no sharp edges and the wider and shorter the better.
  • 18 September – at Gordon League.  Emergency Aid session.
  • 25 September – Geocaching – location to be confirmed.  Watch this space!  Scouts will need to wear weather appropriate clothing and sturdy walking shoes.
  • 2 October – we will be camping at Tewkesbury Sailing Club from the evening of 2 October to Sunday morning 4 October.  Full details to be sent out very soon.  There is no regular session at Gordon League this evening.
  • 9 October – Communicator badge.  Scouts can bring their mobile phones if they wish (Scouts are to take personal responsibility for their phones – 15th Gloucester Sea Scouts will accept no responsibility for loss or damage).
  • 16 October – Global issues.
  • 23 October – Hike – this is likely to commence from Robinswood Hill car park but this is to be confirmed.


Other events for your diaries:

  • 5 September – Gloucester Day Parade (Sailing cancelled) – see earlier message.
  • 19 September – Sailing at Tewkesbury.
  • 24 September – AGM and presentation evening (message regarding this has been sent by Michelle Vaughan).
  • 27 September – Baggage Area at Cheltenham Half Marathon.  Early morning start to around mid-day 1pm.  Participants will be sought soon – please let me know if your Scout would like to take part.
  • 17 October – JOTI/JOTA – sleepover at Murray Hall.  Details to follow in due course.
  • 8 November – Remembrance Day parade and service.


And finally, the leaders have been considering how we can improve our fundraising to ensure we can continue to provide a quality Scouts section and associated activities.  We will let you know of any plans as we go but in the meantime I would like to arrange another ‘Cash4Clothes’ run…


Cash4Clothes are a clothes recycling and collection centre based in the heart of Gloucester. We buy your unwanted clothes, pairs of shoes, hats, handbags, baby clothes, belts etc. from you for 50p per kilo. The majority of the usable and wearable clothes collected are sent to places such as Africa where they are used to help local communities.

The clothing must be clean and wearable.

Please note that we do not accept duvets, pillows, cushions, and items which are wet, dirty, ripped, or stained.


So please start to look in your wardrobes for unwanted, usable and wearable clothes – I will let you know when I would like you to bring these along to an upcoming session.  Many thanks



15th Gloucester Sea Scouts

Recent changes 19th June 2015

Hi All,

Our Scout Leader, Stew, has decided to take a break from Scouts. We will very much miss him but are pleased he will be around for Sailing.

Going forward the Scout team will be led by Andy Elliott. He will be taking over as from this Friday and I hope you will give him as much support as you would give Stew. Andy’s number is 07877 211600.

The Water Activities team has decided to lower the age for Sailing and kayaking to include 9 year olds that can swim 50m. In the coming weeks we will be emailing parents of eligible age cubs to see if they would like to join in. All cubs over 10 years old will be invited to join whether or not they can swim 50m.

Kev will be dealing with all of the administration for the Water Activities team and will be sending out invites and taking in payments. These will not be taken on the day of sailing anymore as it is incredibly busy as it is with the activities, parents will be invited to pay their donation into the bank or at the Scout/ Cub hall the week before.

If you have any questions regarding this or anything else please let me or Kev know.

Shell Vaughan
Group Scout Leader – 15th Gloucester (St Peter’s) Sea Scouts
ACC Inclusion Gloucestershire
07963 603725

St Georges Day Parade 25th April 2015

Dear all – below are the planned timings for next weekend’s St George’s Day parade. Please note that this is a full uniform event – no trainers or jeans. Please wear dark school trousers and shoes. Coats will only be worn if it is raining at the time the parade leaves Spa Rd so please ensure Scouts are suitably attired to keep warm underneath their jumper!

Rehearsal will be held on Saturday 25th April 2015 10.00am – 11.00am at Gloucester Cathedral (earlier than past years due to a wedding at 1pm) . Note that this is only for our flag bearer.

Parade & Service will be on Sunday 26th April 2015 3.45pm Assemble Spa Road (Dog Leg) 4.15pm (Prompt) Parade moves off 4.35pm Parade arrives at Cathedral 5.00pm Cathedral Service starts 6.00pm Service finishes

The Parade moves off & Service start times are Precise – The other times are approximations

Their is limited parking in the general area of Spa Rd – please bear this in mind when planning arrival times.