Over the last few months a team of 6 interns, funded by the
Pears Foundation, have been working hard to develop Scouting across
Kingswood, Brunel and Cabot Districts. In our latest update from
the team, we find out what they've been up to!
Manvata Community in Bristol
A new combined Beaver and Cub section is being opened with
leaders from the community meeting on Sunday afternoons. The
section will form part of a new Scout Group near Bradley Stoke.
The taster weeks have been a huge success and the team are now
working with adults from the Manvata community to run the new
The team recently ran a taster session for young people on the
waiting list in Bradley Stoke, and are planning to launch new
sections in January which will allow over 100 people to move from
the waiting list and straight into new spaces which will be
The interns have been working closely with the housing
association and other community organisations in the Lockleaze area
to have a presence at events for the local young people over the
Summer holidays. They have built a relationship of trust with the
community and are holding taster weeks run by new volunteers from
Lockleaze, which are currently being attended by 60 young
26th Bristol (Northcote)
An open event has been held for the waiting list members,
attracting lots of young people with over 20 adults expressening an
interest in volunteering. Taster sessions for young people are due
to start this Friday.
The team are currently working with GITCH (Getting It Together
in Cadbury Heath) and Merlin Housing Association to open a new
Scout Group at Cadbury Heath village hall.
54th Bristol (Kingswood)
At 54th, young people have moved from the waiting list into a
new Beaver and Cub Pack, meeting on a Monday evening, also allowing
places for existing Beaver Scouts to move up to Cubs.
The team will be continuing to work with local communities, and
local Scout Groups, to grow Scouting across the three target
districts over the coming weeks and months.