News

18 Sep 2017

10 Scouts from 66th Bath Scout Group have just returned from the New Forest, after completing their Expedition Challenge. 
Over the course of the weekend, the 10 Scouts completed a 28km hike through the stunning New Forest National Park, working in patrols with minimal input from their leaders. As well as hiking, once they reached their campsite each evening they had the task of pitching their tents and cooking on Trangia stoves – again, all with minimal input from the adults.  
Despite having completely separate routes, the two patrols still finished within …

17 Jun 2017

66th Bath Scout Group Summer Raffle 2017
Prizes include:

Family National Trust Membership (worth £114)
£50.00 Cash Prize
Bottle of Single Malt Whisky

Tickets priced at £1 each
Tickets on sale at:

Fathers’ Day Big Breakfast
Section meetings (watch out for emails about dates)
The Group AGM

The draw will take place at the Group AGM on Thursday 13th July 2017
Supported by:
MYA Consulting
Bath City Pawnbrokers

8 May 2017

With over 50,000 young people waiting to join Scouting across the Country, and over 450,000 youth members nationwide, Scouting is more popular than ever. Weston Village in Bath is no exception, and 66th Bath has recently opened its second Scout Troop, offering Scouting to even more young people.
The group now has over 160 members, supported by a team of around 20 volunteer leaders and assistants who run the weekly meetings and a huge range of camps and trips. The group has grown rapidly since reopening in 2011, and now has …

6 Apr 2017

A group of our Scouts spent an evening writing blog posts for our website about their favourite aspects of Scouting. Here are the results!
Lucy
Hi my name is Lucy. I am 12 ¾, I have been Scouting for 2 years and I am an Assistant Patrol Leader. My favourite thing about Scouts is friends and the friends I have made/re-made. But it is boring to talk about friends so I am going to talk about my favourite event in scouting which was Cardboard Caving. This was a cardboard cave network. Volunteers …

12 Mar 2017

On Saturday 11th March, around 100 Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from 66th Bath Scout Group travelled to Cotswold Wildlife Park in Oxfordshire to enjoy a walk on the wild side.
The young people, their leaders, and a team of parent helpers travelled by coach (and 3 minibuses) and, after a quick group photograph, separated off into groups to explore the park, gathering together again briefly for a ride on the park’s miniature railway
Favourite attractions included the “Madagascar” Experience ( walking among free-running Lemurs), watching the Penguins being fed, and seeing Lions …

27 Feb 2017

On Friday 24th February 2017, Weston Scout Hall played host to a fundraising quiz night, raising funds for 66th Bath Scout Group.
The Quiz was organised by parents of young people within the group, and alongside the usual “general knowledge” and “music” rounds, featured rounds on “Scouting”, “Knots” and “Bath Local Knowledge”.
Quizmaster Philip McGurdy kept the 60+ attendees entertained for over 3 hours, mixing quiz questions with a selection of facts and figures, and the odd bad joke!
As well as the quiz itself, the evening included a bar, snacks and raffle.
Raffle …

13 Feb 2017

11 Scouts from 66th Bath Scout Group enjoyed a wintry experience at their recent “back to basics” camp. The camp, from 10-12 February, was held at Cleeve Hill Campsite on the edge of Bath, and was the first of two training camps to get the Scouts ready for their main Summer Camp in August.
On Friday night, as the Scouts arrived, the heavens opened – but instead of the more usual rain, it started to snow! The Scouts did a great job of pitching their patrol tents in the snow, before …

19 Dec 2016

November and December are cold, dark months. When you’re struggling to put food on the table, or haven’t even got a home, then winter is even tougher.  
This is an issue that the Cubs have been tackling recently. Tying in with the Cubs 100 centenary celebration, we held a ‘Bring in a tin night’, with the aim of collecting 100 items of non-perishable food. Across Wednesday and Tuesday packs, we beat this target and the food has now been donated to the local food bank.  
Wednesday cubs then spent the evening looking at …

28 Sep 2016

On 22nd September, Thursday Beavers were lucky enough to have some extra special visitors. We were all very excited to meet Guide Dog trainer George and his puppy in training Dolly. George, who is from the Chippenham and Corsham Guide Dogs branch, explained to an eager audience how and why we use Guide Dogs.
The Beavers were fascinated to hear why they don’t use poodles; they are scared of their own shadows! Other interesting facts we learned included the average working life of a dog is 5 to 6 years and …

26 Sep 2016

7 Scouts from 66th Bath (Weston Village) undertook a 9 mile night hike on Saturday Night.
Based out of Bathampton Scout HQ, the Scouts first took part in an afternoon of training activities to prepare them for the hike. This included learning how to use Trangia Stoves so that they could cook their own dinner out on the hike. The training also included a refresher on how to use maps and compasses, as well as creating route cards.
As darkness started to fall, the Scouts headed out from Bathampton Scout Hut in two …