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September 2017

PADI Scuba Advanced Open Water / Specialism Weekend

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - September 24 @ 5:00 pm
Vobster Quay Somerset, + Google Map

OK so you've got your PADI Open Water Scuba Diver - where to next? Well, there are plenty of specialisms available in Gloucestershire Scouting from the Octopus Scuba Explorer Unit in conjunction with our usual dive school JCScuba. This weekend we will be running  the PADI Advanced Open Water course, as usual, but we will also be running some specialisms. Options requested for this weekend so far are: Enriched Air (Nitrox)  (1 day) Dry Suit Diver (1 day) Diver Propulsion Vehicle…

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Mountain Activity Weekend

September 22 @ 8:00 pm - September 24 @ 4:00 pm
Brecon Beacons + Google Map

Mountain Activity Weekend: Friday/Sunday 22nd /24th September. Brecon Beacons. Travel by minibus to South Wales for a weekend in the Brecon Beacons. Transport, indoor accommodation & food provided. This weekend will offer the opportunity to learn about planning and preparation for mountain walking, with a full day hill walking with walks suitable for all ages and abilities. This weekend could also count towards the Explorer Scout Mountain Activities Badge or the Scout Adventure Challenge. £55  Course-Booking-Form-17 Mountain Activity Weekend 2016 On the Friday 7th October … Scouts and Explorers set off from Tesco Quedgeley…

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Dragon Boat Racing Day

September 24 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
South Cerney South Cerney, United Kingdom + Google Map

Day at the Cotswold Water Park. Includes instruction and several races. £6.50 South Cerney Outdoors Dragon Boat Race is a fun packed day for all ages, filled with music and great dragon boat racing! If you haven't seen one of these fantastic boats before, they are 40ft long with a decorated dragon head and tail. Teams consist of 17 or 21 people (20 paddlers for youth teams 16 paddlers for adult teams, plus 1 drummer). A helmsman is supplied by the…

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County AGM 2017

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel, Bondend Lane, Upton St Leonards
Gloucester, GL4 8ED United Kingdom

You are invited to attend the County AGM on Thursday 28th September at Bowden Hall Hotel at 7:00 pm for a 7:30 pm start. This will be a great opportunity to meet the new County Commissioner, Mark Spiller and to hear about his vision for Scouting in Gloucestershire. Nominations Nominations are invited for the roles of County Treasurer, County Executive Member and Member and Youth Member of the Council of the Scout Association. Please contact for more details Trustee…

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October 2017

Canal Weekend

October 6 @ 5:30 pm - October 8 @ 6:00 pm
Grand Union Canal United Kingdom

A weekend on narrowboats on the Grand Union Canal. You learn to steer the boat and work the locks. Badges awarded: Scouts Power Coxswain; Explorers Water Activities. Transport included. £70 There are 16 places on this course.  (A course for leaders is run in February & March.)  Course-Booking-Form-17 Canal Weekend  2016 A total of thirty six Scouts, Explorers and leaders filled three narrowboats for this weekend. On Friday evening we met up at Shurdington Social Centre, boarded our minibuses and traveled to the Grand Union Canal…

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WSJ Participant Selection

October 7 @ 9:00 am - October 8 @ 3:00 pm
Cranham Scout Centre, Gloucestershire County Scouting Centre
Cranham, Gloucestershire, GL4 8HP

If you would like to attend please come along to an information evening and also fill out our form here: before by 23.59 30th September 2017.

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T2 Adult Training Weekend

October 13 - October 15
Lake District + Google Map

The County Mountain Activities Team are running a T2 Permit hillwalking training weekend in the Lake District National Park. The weekend includes training on your responsibilities as a leader leading groups in the mountains, group management, managing risk, understanding the weather, navigation skills, steep ground movement, hazard management, emergency procedures, equipment required when taking groups in the mountains and remote wild camping. For further details and to book a place on this course, please contact Glenn Hemsley, County Mountain Activities Adviser (

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Digital Photographer, Communicator & Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) Weekend

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - October 22 @ 4:00 pm
Cranham Scout Centre, Cranham
Gloucestershire, GL4 8HP United Kingdom
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Digital Photographer, Communicator & Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) Weekend: Friday 20th/Sunday 22nd October, Cranham. Option 3 of the Communicator Activity Badge. Learn about computers and the Internet with practical activities, make contact with Scouts from around the world on JOTI and develop important IT skills. Accommodation is indoors and catering is provided. There are only 20 spaces for this course. £40 Course-Booking-Form-17 JOTI Weekend February 2016 Course Afterword So… that’s another exciting badge weekend over! A huge congratulations to all the Scouts and Explorers…

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Climber Badge

October 25 - October 26
The Warehouse Gloucester, United Kingdom + Google Map

Climber: Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th October. Mid-week half term course at the Warehouse Climbing Centre in Gloucester. Climbing & bouldering using the extensive facilities & fully qualified instructors. All climbing equipment provided. Non-residential. £48  Course-Booking-Form-17 Easter 2016 Course A total of 17 Scouts and Explorers took part in this course at the Warehouse in Gloucester. They arrived to start their course on the Wednesday morning and were soon fitted out with climbing harnesses and helmets before being taken to the climbing walls and shown how…

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November 2017

Discover Scuba Diving

November 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sir Thomas Rich School, Gloucester + Google Map

Fancy a bit of scuba diving? Join the Octopus Scuba Unit for a one-hour taster session to see what it’s like. Have your first experience in the safety of a swimming pool under the expert instruction of the JCScuba Dive School. What better way to spend some time in the early evening of a winter Saturday – and you qualify for the Scout Water Sports Activity Badge at the same time! Due to age limits this is only open to Scouts…

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