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  • Under 25? Could you lead the way as our new Youth Commissioner?

    We are looking for a young person (aged 18-25) who has the passion and drive to help us ensure youth shaped Scouting is embedded into all aspects of our work. Following eleven years of membership growth we are about to embark on a Strategic Plan for 2018. Read more

    Added 10/12/2015
  • Could you support Scouting in Avon as an Assistant County Commissioner?

    There are over 12,000 Young People involved in Scouting across Avon Scout County. Weekly they enjoy a whole range of activities to help them develop and have a lot of fun. Over 3000 adults support Scouting in Avon, ensuring the members have a great Scouting experience and they also have a very enjoyable volunteer hobby. Read more

    Added 19/11/2015
  • Appointment of County Training Manager

    I am pleased to announce that Mike Banfield, has been appointed Avon County Training Manager with effect from 12th October 2015.  Mike started in Scouting as a Cub, progressing through the Scout Section until Venture Scouts. Whilst at University in 1995 he started volunteering, and became an Assistant Scout Leader when he returned to Bristol. Read more

    Added 16/10/2015
  • A Million Hands

    Half a million young people committed to removing social barriers, connecting communities and improving lives. We want to mobilise half a million Scouts in support of four social issues chosen by our young people. From dementia to those disabled by society, from improving the mental wellbeing and resilience of our communities to ensuring everyone, everywhere has access to clean water and sanitation…These are big issues of our time, but our young people want to tackle them head on. Read more

    Added 10/08/2015
  • Wanted: Paid Development Intern to Support Scouting in Avon

    Job title:  Development Intern (Part time) Location:  Bristol and surrounding area (Avon Scout County) Hours:  12 hrs per week Contract type: 12 month fixed term Salary: £4,934.40 per annum Summary of Job The Scout Association and Pears Foundation have come together to provide a unique opportunity to gain experience and develop skills whilst working as part of a project team. Read more

    Added 21/07/2015
  • Avon Scout Volunteers Recognised in Birthday Honours

    Two volunteers from Avon County Scouts have been recognised in the Her Majesty the Queen's 2015 Birthday Honours List.  Amir Cheema has been given the honour of Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE), and Clare Waggett has been given the British Empire Medal (BEM) Locally, Amir is District Commisioner for Brunel District (covering much of inner-city Bristol) where he has achieved great feats of growth and inclusion. Read more

    Added 13/06/2015
  • New Members Enjoy First Camp at Pears Event

    Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from the new Scout Groups opened as part of the Pears Foundation Project in Avon have spent the weekend at Woodhouse Park, at their first ever camp! On Saturday afternoon over 40 Cubs and Scouts arrived and moved into Woodhouse Park's new "tented village", enjoying wide games and a campfire before spending what was for many of them their first ever night under canvas! On Sunday morning they were joined by the Beavers, and enjoyed a selection of activities around the site, including firelighting, backwoods cooking, climbing, tomahawk throwing, trampolining and of course Woodhouse Park's infamously muddy obstacle course! For the young people and their leaders, this was their first nights away experience in Scouting since the groups (in Lockleaze, Shirehampton and Cadbury Heath) were launched over the past year. Read more

    Added 31/05/2015
  • Top Achievers Recognised by Chief Scout

    Over 30 young adults from across Avon are being honoured by Chief Scout and international adventurer, Bear Grylls, today at Windsor Castle as they receive their Queen's Scout Awards. Bear will be joined by Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester GCVO, who is the cousin of HM The Queen. Read more

    Added 23/04/2015