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August 2019

Challenger Yacht Voyage

August 19 - August 24
Portsmouth Portsmouth,

I am excited to announce that in Summer 2019 we will take a group of Scouts sailing on a 72ft (22m) Challenger Yacht.  The yachts are operated by the Tall Ships Youth Trust and the voyage is led by their experienced professional and volunteer crew.  Scout leaders will be on board to join in the fun. This is a unique hands-on experience. You will become an important part of the yacht’s crew and this involves more than just the sailing…

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September 2019

County Water Weekend

September 20 - September 22
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PADI Advanced Open Water & Specialisms Weekend

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - September 22 @ 5:00 pm
Vobster Quay Somerset,

  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 and we will also be running  specialisms - as long as you already have your Open Water then you can sign up for any of the courses on offer. You…

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Canal Weekend

September 27 @ 5:30 pm - September 29 @ 5:30 pm
Grand Union Canal United Kingdom
£80

Canal  Weekend Friday/Sunday 27th/29th September. 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. £80 There are 16 places on this course.  (A course for leaders is run in February & March.) Read what we did last time HERE Course-Booking-Form-19 Canal Weekend

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October 2019

Mountain Activities Weekend

October 4 @ 5:30 pm - October 6 @ 5:30 pm
Brecon Beacons
£55

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-19 Mountain Weekend

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Operation Bald Eagle 2019

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - October 13 @ 2:00 pm
Rhydd Covert, Kidderminster Road,
Bewdley, DY12 1LF United Kingdom
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Save the Date! This event is usually full before the summer holiday. Booking will open on 1st June 2019. The price for 2019 will be £25 for participants, free for Leaders on condition they assist with running the bases etc. A great weekend for all Scouts and Leaders  Operation Bald Eagle is a full weekend camp, from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon based on Teamwork and Fun. Friday Evening: A special team activity challenge for Scout Teams to complete during the evening…

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PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Qualification (Weekend 1 of 2)

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - October 20 @ 7:00 pm
JCScuba Diving, Newcombe Lane
Swindon,

There's been a lot of enthusiasm out there for scuba diving recently. Is it the blue sea, crystal clear water, beautiful multi-coloured fish swimming happily just inches away from you in the River Severn? No? Well it must be the fun and sheer delight of making the leader team struggle to crow-bar you into the wet-suits. For whatever reason, this year's Open Water course in April / May was fully booked, so here is an additional one!   Our close…

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Jamboree on the Air & Internet

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - October 20 @ 4:00 pm
Cranham Scout Centre, Cranham
Gloucestershire, GL4 8HP United Kingdom
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JOTA/JOTI is the largest Scouting event in the world with 1.8 million Scouts participating across 150+ countries. Scouts and Guides communicate with each other over the weekend using radio and internet technology. During the course, you’ll communicate over Amateur radio with Scouts and Guides across Europe, and as far afield as our antennas can manage, as well as learning about the different modes of radio communication available today.  As well as radio we’ll use Scoutlink, Skype, and the JOTI digital campfire…

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Climbing Course

October 30 @ 11:00 am - October 31 @ 4:00 pm
£50

Climbing Course Wednesday  30th & Thursday 31st  October 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 Course-Booking-Form-10-19 Climbing corrse

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November 2019

PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Qualification (Weekend 2 of 2)

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - November 3 @ 7:00 pm
JCScuba Diving, Newcombe Lane
Swindon,
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For details see Weekend 1 (October 18-20)  

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