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March 2018

Expedition Challenge Weekends

March 23 @ 8:30 pm - April 15 @ 2:30 pm

Expedition Challenge Weekends (Scouts) 23rd/25th (W1) March AND 13th/15th April (W2) £55 covers both weekends W1: Training** based at Eastcombe HQ. W2: Expedition hiking with day kit and camping at Cranham. **Training will include map reading, compass work, route planning, first aid, hike camping, cooking, kit check, Highway & County Codes, emergency procedures etc.  Bonus! Your walking during both weekends will also count towards the  Hikes Away and Nights Away Staged Activity Badges All this for just £55! Ex Chall Booking-Form-18 Report on the 2017 weekends: This year's…

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CS Platinum Expedition Weekends

March 23 @ 8:30 pm - April 15 @ 4:00 pm

CS Platinum Expedition Weekends (Explorers) 23rd/25thMarch (W1) AND 13th/15th April (W2) £55 covers both weekends W1: Training and team building based at Eastcombe Scout HQ. . W2: Expedition hiking with full kit and camping at Cranham. .  Places are limited at the moment. Priority will be given to individuals who are unable to complete the expedition section with their Explorer unit. All this for just £55!  Commercial companies charge around £200 Platinum Booking-Form-18 Report on 2017 weekends: This year's course saw a total of 22 Scouts and 7 Explorers out…

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April 2018

Climbing Course

April 4 @ 11:00 am - April 5 @ 4:00 pm

Climbing Course Wednesday  4th & Thursday 5th April Mid-week course at the Warehouse Climbing Centre in Gloucester: Climbing & bouldering using the extensive facilities and fully qualified instructors. Scouts gain the Climber badge. Explorers gain the Explorer Climber badge. All climbing equipment provided. Non-residential. £50  Climber Booking-Form 4-18   This is a report om the last course: Once again the Warehouse Climbing Centre at Gloucester Docks hosted another climbing course. The Scouts were under the expert tuition of the centre's team and were able to use both…

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Badge Weekend

April 6 @ 7:30 pm - April 8 @ 3:30 pm
£35 - £40

Badge Weekend  6th/8th April Cranham indoors, catering provided. Choose ONE badge: 1. Geocaching Badge: Use GPS and learn about this exciting new sport. £35 2. Electronics Badge: Are you s bright spark? Create clever systems and circuits that support our modern lives. £40 3. Naturalist: We rely on the natural world for our very survival. This badge will demonstrate your impact and role in preserving it. £35 Badge Weekend Booking-Form 18   Badge Weekend 17 The weekend at Cranham saw  28 Scouts and Explorers taking part in one badge: Electronics We had fourteen Scouts…

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Outdoor Climbing in the Wye Valley for Scouts & Explorers

April 7
Symonds Yat

A full day of outdoor climbing at Symonds Yat in the Wye Valley, or another location nearby. Run by the county climbing team, this event will cover many components of the Scout and Explorer climbing badges. Climbing equipment is provided, but young people will need to bring lunch and suitable clothing for spending the day outdoors (waterproofs, warm clothing, etc). In the event of very poor weather we will use The Warehouse climbing wall in Gloucester as an indoor backup venue. Transport included from a pick-up…

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PADI Open Water Scuba Diver (Weekend 1 of 2)

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - April 29 @ 7:00 pm
JCScuba Diving, Newcombe Lane
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Blue sea, crystal clear water, beautiful multi-coloured fish swimming happily just inches away from you ………….. no, not the Severn Estuary at high tide but the Red Sea, the Great Barrier Reef, Florida Keys, Mediterranean or a multitude of other exotic destinations available to you as a qualified Scuba Diver – and you can gain that starter qualification with us in Gloucestershire. Our close relationship with the JCScuba Dive School means that the Octopus Scuba Explorer Unit will again be running the…

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May 2018

PADI Open Water Scuba Diver (Weekend 2 of 2)

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - May 13 @ 6:00 pm
JCScuba Diving, Newcombe Lane
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This is the second weekend of a two weekend residential qualification course, please go to the weekend one page to book a place on the whole course

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Leaders Hillwalking Training Weekend

May 18 - May 20

The County Mountain Activities Team are pleased to be running a hillwalking training weekend, where leaders will be able to learn the skills required for a hillwalking permit. The goal of this weekend will be for instruction to be provided on the skills required for a T1/T2 Hillwalking Permit and Remote Wild Camping. It will be run in terrain suitable for candidates who want to pursue T1/T2 summer permits. The weekend will cover the following topics; navigation (including night navigation),…

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Module A

May 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Young Leader Module A- Prepare for Take-off!  Monday 21st May Cranham This is the mandatory course all Young Leaders need to do. The module has been revised and includes all essential information needed before starting as a Young Leader  Course is free but please book as numbers are limited. Application form: Module-A-application-form May 18

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Survival Skills

May 26 @ 10:00 am - May 28 @ 3:00 pm

Survival Skills Saturday 26th/ Monday 28th May  £35 Held at Miserden Park We will be ‘surviving’ in an area of outstanding natural beauty. We aim to live up to the description of the badge as 'the ultimate challenge for Scouts" We are NOT based on a campsite, you will NOT be sleeping in tents (even during the training), there is NO running water, and NO flushing toilets! For these reasons, the minimum age is 12, and it is highly recommended that all applicants have camped under canvas…

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