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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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COURSE FULL - additional course added for September / October 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…

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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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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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June 2018

Traditional Rowing Weekend on the River Thames

June 1 @ 5:30 pm - June 3 @ 5:00 pm
Richmond Scout Boating Centre Richmond, Surrey United Kingdom + Google Map

Traditional Rowing Weekend on the River Thames Friday 1st/Sunday 3rd June. The 14th Richmond Viking Boating Centre invites you to experience the thrill of traditional fixed-seat rowing on the River Thames with the opportunity to spend time afloat in one of our fleet of superb traditional, locally-built rowing boats; this is the ideal way to experience rowing for the very first time! Badges and certificates can be issued for Pulling and Nautical Skills activity badges. The weekend will include transport from…

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Climbing for Cubs/Scouts/Explorers and Leader Training and Assessment

June 2 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Far Peak Climbing, 1 The Hayloft, Far Peak
Northleach, GL54 3AP United Kingdom
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On 2nd June we have sessions for Cubs, Scouts and Explorers at Far Peak Climbing near Northleach ( Sessions are 90 minutes long, with safety equipment and instruction provided. Far Peak has a cafe and woods and fields for those not climbing to enjoy during the session. Please sign up using the appropriate link below. Payment can be made on the day (cash or cheque). Scout section: 11:30 to 13:00. £6 per person. 12 places, sign up at Cub…

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Natural Rock Climbing for Scouts/Explorers and Permit Training

June 9 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Symonds Yat

On 9th June we'll be running an afternoon of climbing on a natural cliff at Symonds Yat in the Wye Valley. This is for Scouts and Explorers, who will need to meet us at the venue at 13:00 and be collected at 17:00. All instruction and safety equipment provided, but you'll need to make your own way to and from the venue. £12 for the session, paid on the day by cash or cheque. 12 places available, sign up at…

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