Events and activities 

 

Barton St David Scout Group

Events and activities at Barton St David Scout Group, Somerset, UK

Bruers cooking for hikes May 2016

Posted 84 weeks ago

Carol Service 2015

The Barton St David Scout Group met up for their annual Carol Service at Barton St David church, the service was a mixture of rousing carols, readings and musical solos from some of our very talented scouters. 

The service was led by Jane Sedgeman who delivered the Christmas message with great warmth. During the service, awards were presented for Bronze, Gold and Platinum Chief Scouts Awards to those in Beavers Scouts and Explorer Scouts.

After the service all were invited back to the village hall for warm apple cider and mince pies. It was a great ending to a fantastic year for Barton St David Scout Group.

Posted 137 weeks ago

Explorers - Orienteering - July 2015

Barton Explorers ‘The Bruers’ met at Combe Hill Woods and were given a series of numbered posts which they had to find on the orienteering map and plan the best route to complete in the fastest time. They collected information from each post as they found them and navigated using a compass.

All teams finished having successfully found every marker. It was fantastic fun and we are very grateful to Team Molloy for running this fantastic session. A wonderful way to spend a summer’s evening.

Posted 152 weeks ago

Explorers - Homelessness

This week The Bruers visited Lediniaire at the Holy Trinity Scout HQ to learn about the issue of homelessness. The talk was led by Alison Cox of Knightstone and she took the Explorers through the topic keeping it very informative and localised, speaking with great passion about The Foyer which is a place that homeless people can go for help and support. 

Alison broke up the presentation with group discussions and decision making exercises. The Explorers will be given the opportunity to continue with the ‘homeless' theme at a later event by spending a night out in Yeovil as a 'homeless' person and being given £2 on food for themselves.

Posted 152 weeks ago

Explorers: Big Bash Camp 2015

The Big Bash Camp is a weekend activity camp held for Explorers from the East Somerset District. It is held in Curry Rivel with water activities based on the River Parrett in Langport, and land activities based on the campsite and surrounding area. All Explorers had a fantastic time and spent their Saturday participating in activities such as Canoeing, Making and sailing a coracle and building a raft which successfully negotiated its way along the river. Barton Explorers ‘The Bruers’ took the opportunity to be invested on the water and the ceremony was conducted by Assistant District Commissioner for 14-25, Pete Ward. On Saturday evening we all went on a trekking trail set up by the Network Scouts and finished the day around a roaring campfire. On Sunday we enjoyed air rifle shooting and archery in the morning prior to striking camp and heading home. Grateful thanks to Ritchie from the Lendiniae Explorers for organising the event, we were made to feel very welcome and we look forward to more of the same next year.

Posted 162 weeks ago

Explorers: Sub-aqua

The Explorers were issued with sub aqua equipment and then buddied an instructor who in turn provided an unforgettable 1:1 experience which lasted for an hour. Each Explorer was taken through a safety briefing and taught the basic hand signals for use in the pool. Once the regulators were mastered and the sign for OK was exchanged each of them immersed themselves into an underwater world. Once the Explorers were deemed competent each instructor took their charge over the ‘shelf’ into the 3 metre deep section of the pool which the Explorers thought was particularly brilliant. Grateful thanks go to Street Sub Aqua Club who so kindly hosted the session-they were fantastic.

Posted 162 weeks ago

Explorers: programme planning and fire-making

The Explorers met in Orchard Park Farm Wood and after getting a roaring fire going with the Explorers using flints they got down to some planning of their future programme in line with The Scout Association’s Vision 2018 which promotes the full participation of the young people in the planning and running of their sessions. They came up with some great ideas encompassing all the challenge areas and this will be pulled together into what will be a very exciting and fulfilling programme for the forthcoming period. To aid the flexing of their grey muscle popcorn was cooked in abundance on the fire and devoured by all.

Posted 162 weeks ago

Explorers: Butleigh Fete 2015

The Explorers volunteered to help at Butleigh Fete and the Fete Committee asked us to run the 'Wire Buzzer’ game.  All the participants had a great time and some proved to have very steady hands.  It was a great afternoon and a fantastic opportunity to be fully involved with the local community.

Posted 162 weeks ago

Explorers - Backwoods - 28 May 2015

On arrival in the woods the Explorers collected dry dead wood and built a campfire. Whilst they waited for the campfire to burn down in order to be able to cook in the embers, the Explorers learnt how to erect a hammock. They learnt the knot skills involved and the theory behind the structure and went on to erect two hammocks which they tried out.  They unanimously agreed that they were really comfortable and could quite happily have dozed off!


When the campfire had died down, the Explorers cut open bananas and filled them with chocolate flakes and mini-marshmallows before wrapping them in foil and placing them in the embers.  Once cooked they were a tasty, sticky treat.  Finally the Explorers were shown how to ‘feather’ wood and each had a turn with some rather extreme knives!

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Posted 166 weeks ago

Explorers - caving - 17 May 2015

After a safety briefing and being kitted out in the appropriate equipment we were taken to Goatchurch Caverns in Burrington Coombe. 

All participants slid their way through the ‘coffin lid’ and negotiated the 'drain pipe’. We also visited the Water Cavern, the Dining Chamber (so called because the Victorian cavers always took lunch in the chamber lit only by their candles) and the Show Cave with its stalactites and stalagmites. 

The caverns were classified as 'dry’ although the stones were wet to the touch and potentially slippery so where possible (and headroom allowed) we all became proficient at the bum shuffle. 

Our instructors were excellent (ours had 44 years experience of taking groups into the caves) and although at times the gaps between rocks seemed impassable, especially for the more mature participants (!) a fantastic time was had by all. 

This event was arranged through our brilliant District Team and we hope to collaborate with them on future activities. Watch this space.

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Posted 166 weeks ago

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Air Rifle Shooting - Great Lyde Scout Hall, St John's Road, Yeovil, BA21 5QR

Friday nights, 7-8pm or 8-9pm. For more details please click on file below 

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Archery Club - Great Lyde Scout Hall, St John's Road, Yeovil, BA21 5QR

4 May, 8 June

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