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October 2018

PADI Advanced Open Water and Specialisms Weekend

October 5 @ 6:30 pm - October 7 @ 6:00 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, as usual, but we will also be running  specialisms. You tell us which specialism you want and we'll see what we can do! Examples: Enriched Air (Nitrox)  (1 day) Dry Suit…

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Cub Pioneer Badge

October 6
Prestbury Scout HQ

Cub Pioneer Badge Saturday 5th October 1st Prestbury Scout HQ. An introductory day for Cubs. Learn knots and lashings an complete some interesting pioneering projects. £5 Cub Pioneer Booking-Form-18  

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Beast of the Future

October 12 - October 14
Cranham Scout Centre, Gloucestershire County Scouting Centre
Cranham, Gloucestershire, GL4 8HP
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Below is a poster for the County Explorer Camp "Beast of the Future" and booking is now open! The cost is £40.00 per explorer fully catered (Leaders are £10.00). This rises on the 21st September to £45.00.

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PADI Open Water Scuba Diver (Weekend 2 of 2)

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - October 14 @ 3:00 pm

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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PADI Scuba Enriched Air + Dry Suit Diver

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - October 14 @ 3:00 pm
JCScuba Diving, Newcombe Lane

Spend the weekend with the Open Water trainees and gain your dry suit and Enriched Air (Nitrox) qualification. The two go well together and allows you to stay down longer and more comfortably (providing you keep the suit zipped up! £340 for this weekend covers all transport, food, accommodation. kit hire and the qualification registrations. For this course you must be at least 12 years old and hold the (Junior) Open Water qualification. Book using this form 2018 Scuba Generic Application…

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Communicator Badge & Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) Weekend

October 20 @ 10:00 am - October 21 @ 4:00 pm
Cranham Scout Centre, Cranham
Gloucestershire, GL4 8HP United Kingdom
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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 JOTI-Weekend-Booking-Form-18b  Read what we did last time HERE

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Climbing Course

October 24 @ 11:00 am - October 25 @ 4:00 pm
The Warehouse Gloucester, United Kingdom + Google Map

 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 Climbing Course-Booking-Form-18

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November 2018

Discover Scuba Diving

November 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sir Thomas Rich School, Gloucester

  Thinking….I want to do something different, but what? Ever tried scuba diving? Do you get enthralled watching Blue Planet and other underwater exploration programmes? Do you want to be like the teams producing these shows? You NEED to be a scuba diver! Come along and give it a try. Our 1 hour session in the safety of a swimming pool is an ideal way to decide if scuba diving is something you would like to do – and our…

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Hillwalking Skills Weekend

November 23 - November 25

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. 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), group management, group equipment,…

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December 2018

Explorer & Network Christmas Ball 2018

December 1 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wheatpieces Community Centre, Wheatpieces Community Centre
Tewkesbury, GL20 7SP United Kingdom
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The Ball Team is very excited to announce that the 7th annual Explorer & Network Christmas Ball will be held on Saturday 1st December 2018, 7:30pm - 11:30pm, at Wheatpieces Community Centre in Tewkesbury! Bookings are open an tickets are £10. This includes: food, pic n' mix, photographer and entertainment and a ball badge for the event! Dress-code is smart or black tie. To book your ticket for this year's ball please sign up using the Google form linked below:…

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