Events and activities 


Barton St David Scout Group

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

Explorers: Making a Rocket Oven, 7 May 2015

The Explorers built a ‘rocket oven’ using bricks.  After collecting kindling the oven was lit and used to boil water to make hot chocolate.  

Whilst they were waiting for the kettle to boil the Explorers built a campfire under the supervision of Vee, our very own Bear Grylls! They used the campfire to cook hotdogs which they demolished along with the hot chocolate at the end of the session.  

It was a fantastic evening and the time flew by.  The Explorers left feeling very excited about more 'Backwoods’ sessions in the next couple of months.

Posted 197 weeks ago

Explorers: Air Rifle Shooting, 29 April 2015

Explorers enjoyed a very successful evening of shooting, hosted by Castle Cary Scouts.  

After a safety briefing, all Explorers and Scouts had an opportunity to fire with varying types of air rifle.  Many thanks to Chris Jones and his team for a well run, fun activity.

This is the first of many adventurous activities arranged for the Explorers
for this term and it went with a bang!!!  We have other adventures ‘in our

Posted 198 weeks ago

St George’s Day Parade 2015

Barton St David Scout Group joined other scout groups in East Somerset District for the annual St George’s Day Parade.

Posted 198 weeks ago

Explorers at Barton St David Scout Group

Barton St David Scout Group is delighted to announce we’ll be opening an Explorer Scout Unit.

Explorer Scouts are young people, usually aged between 14 and 18 years old.

They make up the fourth section of the Scouting family after Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.

As with some other Groups, our Unit will not meet every week, partly due to activities, holidays, exams and the other commitments that crop up in a teenager’s life, and also because Explorers tend to get out and about at weekends more often than other sections.

The meeting night will usually be a Thursday and the Unit will generally meet either at Barton St David Village Hall or at Orchard Park Farm in Hornblotton.

Explorer Scouts often get the chance to work with other Explorer Scouts in the District, not just their own Unit, so can take part in an even wider spectrum of activities including canoeing, caving, climbing wall, rafting, camping (locally, nationally and internationally), air rifle shooting and hillwalking.

There’s also a range of ambitious badges and awards, through which Explorers can demonstrate their proficiencies and expand their interests.  

We plan to support the Explorers through their Duke of Edinburgh and Chief Scout Awards.

If you’re interested in becoming an Explorer Scout with Barton St David or you have any questions, please email us on

Posted 202 weeks ago

Barton St David Scout Group - 21 Dec 2014 - bag packing at Sainsbury's

Beavers, Cubs and Scouts spent the morning bag-packing at Sainsbury’s in Street.

We raised a fantastic £394.12.

Many thanks to everyone who came along to help - it was much appreciated. Thanks too to Sainsbury’s in Street for supporting us.

Posted 216 weeks ago

Barton St David Scout Group Christmas Carol Service 16 Dec 2014

Barton St David Scout Group held its annual Carol Service in St David’s Church in Barton St David, led by Jane Sedgeman.

We were delighted to be joined by Tim Burch, out-going District Commissioner, and Heather Pitts, Assistant District Commissioner for Beavers.

We sang lots of carols and listened to readings and music.

Bethan, one of the scouts, played Jingle Bells on her violin - she was brilliant.


The first reading was read by Jane, an assistant scout leader.


The next lesson was read by Danny, a young leader in Beavers.


Ralph, a scout, played Silent Night on his guitar - he was fantastic.


Santa’s Christmas Prayer’ was read by Beavers: Felicity, Emilia, Millie, Abi, Jago; and Scouts: William, Alex and Fergus.



Tim Burch, out-going District Commissioner, then presented two Beavers, Felicity and Thomas, with their Bronze Chief Scout Awards, which is the highest award a Beaver can achieve. Many congratulations.



Afterwards, we went back to the hall for refreshments kindly provided by Neil and Emma MacDonald.


Trudie Gordon had made an amazing cake with the “Frozen” theme for the raffle which, once again, was won by William. Many thanks Trudie.



Wishing everyone a Happy Christmas and New Year from Barton St David Scout Group! 


Posted 217 weeks ago

Barton St David Scout Group Remembrance Day Parade November 2014

One of the Scouts, Fergus, read one of the lessons.

Everyone gathered outside for the two-minute silence.

One of the Scouts, Hannah, played the Last Post on her trumpet.

Afterwards, we had a team photo.

Posted 217 weeks ago

Scouts - 9 Dec 14 - Christmas Carols at Castle House

Scouts visited residents at Castle House Nursing Home in Keinton Mandeville and sang Christmas carols and camp-fire songs.

Dylan played his guitar beautifully.

Scouts then chatted to the residents and told them about all the badges they’d earned. One of the residents used to be a Guide Leader, so was very interested.

Castle House kindly provided refreshments for the Scouts.

Many thanks for having us and we wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Posted 217 weeks ago

Beavers - 8 Dec 14 - Police Dog Handler and Community Support Officer

The Beavers were delighted to welcome a Police Dog Handler and Community Support Officer to the session. The Police Dog Handler spoke to the Beavers about the different roles that his dogs carried out and gave them some of their history.

He then brought in his Alsatian and showed the Beavers the different features of the Alsatian which make him such a great tracking dog: his open ears, sharp eyes and good sense of smell. He also explained that ‘Robbie’ lived and worked outside and that his coat suited these conditions very well as he had 3 distinct layers to keep him dry and warm.

Next, the Beavers met Marley, a Black Labrador, who uses his fantastic sense of smell to sniff out explosives. Marley was very friendly and the Beavers enjoyed patting him whilst his Handler answered a constant stream of questions from Beavers and adults alike.

Finally, the Beavers saw the dogs in their travel crate in the back of the Police car.

It was a very informative and engaging session which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Posted 217 weeks ago

Scouts - 2 Dec 14 - Christmas Crafts

Scouts spent this session making Christmas cards for the residents of Castle House Nursing Home in Keinton Mandeville.

They also made a variety of Christmas decorations.

Posted 217 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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