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  • Preparations for Remembrance

    Saturday 29th October saw nearly 80 of our young people spend the day at the Willow Brook Centre helping with this year’s Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
    They made 10 boxes of traditional poppies to give to the public in return for donations to the charity and by the end of the day, the collecting pots had become so heavy that two of …

  • Quarter Master Required!

    We are in desperate need of a new Quartermaster.
    Would you like to help the largest youth organisation in Bradley Stoke provide fun, excitement and challenges for over 230 young people?
    Can you help Organise, Inventory, Issue, Monitor Returns  and Maintain our stores of equipment?
    Please get in touch…

  • Proud of our GSL

    Clive Mason (Group Scout Leader) Receives Merit Award
    We are extremely lucky at 1st Bradley Stoke Scouts to have a Group Scout Leader who has over forty years experience of Scouting and is still as enthusiastic as ever.  Clive Mason has been a driving force behind our Scout Group and has served as our Chair and as our Group Scout Leader over …

  • Avon Jamboree 2016

    On 27th May 2016, around 4000 Scouts and Guides from the Avon area and beyond gathered at the Windmill Fisheries Showground in South Gloucestershire for the 2016 County Jamboree.
    Sun, rain, mud, lots of activities and a visit from ‘Bear’ made the weekend a fantastic experience for all.
    Just over half the Group (105 young people) supported by 31 volunteers attended with Dave …

  • Group Scout Leaders Xmas Message

    Seasons Greetings from the GSL!
    Well it’s not long until the fat man comes down the chimney, and before anyone says it, I’m not talking about me!
    t’s that time of year when I traditionally wish all members and supporters of 1st Bradley Stoke Scout Group, a very happy Christmas and a Happy New Year.  It’s also an opportunity to update you …

  • Vodafone Community Connection Award Goes to Band!

    The group was astounded but delighted to find out that they had won the recent Vodafone Community Connection Award.

    The money means that we are now definitely able to go ahead with our marching band project with this funding going towards instruments for the Band.

    The group were selected after Vodafone called for nominations for the award in conjunction with the Bradley Stoke …

  • Remembrance 2015

    Preparations for this years Remembrance Ceremony began in October with young volunteers cleaning the War Memorial…

    …and with the  creation of giant poppies to put up in the WillowBrook Centre and Boots.

    The Remembrance Sunday itself had a record attendance!

    The group turned out in force last Sunday to proudly parade to the war memorial at the Willowbrook Centre for this year’s …

  • Strike up the Band!

    Marching Band
    Open Evening

    Last Friday night the group was visited by the amazing 37th Kingswood Drum Corps (  as part of an open evening to generate interest for starting our own marching band.
    Around 20 Beavers, Cubs & Scouts attended & were given the chance to have a go at playing the drums & trumpet, plus an insight into the techniques …

  • Guide Dogs

    All our Beaver colonies have been busy fundraising for Guide Dogs by getting sponsored to do their “Knight’s challenge” – a week of helping out at home with things like tidying up, washing the dishes, making their bed, getting themselves ready for school & making Mum a cup of tea! They have been living up to their Beaver Promise by …

  • On The Water: Help us by Voting NOW!

    Help us get funds to set up and run the Water Based Activities that our young people love to take part in.
    Go to and cast your votes to help us get funding from the Aviva Community Fund

  • Youth Forums Launch

    Tomorrow Evening (Thursday 5th March) our Youth Representative is putting on the very first Youth Forum with Thursday Scouts. Covering topics like the Programme, Badges, Group Events, Section Names and much more!
    Head over to the ‘Youth Shaped‘ webpage to find out more about how you can help!
    Follow @BSS_YouthRep on twitter for the latest updates of Youth Shaped Scouting in Bradley …

  • youth-shaped begins

    The future of Scouts is youth-shaped
    09/02/2015 News

    On Saturday, 120 Explorers, Network members and volunteers gathered in London to discuss the best ways to start shaping the future of youth-shaped Scouting.
    The event was led and organised by UK Youth Commissioner Hannah Kentish, along with deputies Jay Thompson and Jagz Bharth.
    Four different topics were covered throughout the course of the day. …

  • Shaun The Sheep Visits The Beavers

    The Beavers were lucky enough this week to welcome some very important visitors to their meetings – fresh from his movie premiere in London was none other than Shaun the Sheep (who also brought along one of his Aardman model makers, Jimmy Young).
    Jimmy patiently handed out small blocks of Plasticine and then went on to create some Aardman magic that had …

  • Christmas Newsletter


    Seasons Greetings from the GSL!
    Well it’s not long until the fat man comes down the chimney, and before anyone says it, I’m not talking about me!
    I thought it timely to wish all members and supporters of 1st Bradley Stoke Scout Group, a very happy Christmas and a Happy New Year. It’s also an opportunity to update you all on …

  • Paddington Bear Grylls

    Bear Grylls has designed a Paddington Bear for the Paddington Experience Trail which is in aid of the NSPCC.  ‘Chief Scout Bear’ is located at Terminal 5 London Heathrow and is the 1st in a 50 bear ‘trail’ around London.
    Bear Grylls said:  “It was a real honour to be asked to design a bear for the Paddington Trail, and as Chief Scout, …

  • Remembrance 2014

    The inaugural Bradley Stoke Remembrance Commemoration was held on the 9th November 2014.
    Parade Marshall Charles Brickley took charge of a parade of Scouts, Guides, Beavers, Brownies, Rainbows & Cubs from 1st Bradley Stoke, 1st Little Stoke, and 2nd Stoke Lodge as well as 37 Sqn ATC and Patchway Detachment Army Cadet Force.
    The parade marched from the Jubilee Centre to the Town …

  • Remembrance Day Parade 2014

    1st Bradley Stoke Scout Group & the Willow Brook Centre invite you to a Remembrance Day Parade on Sunday 9th November to commemorate those in our armed forces (and civilians who support them) who have died due to conflict.
    The parade will march from the Jubilee Centre at 10:30. There will then be a ceremony in the Town Square from 10:45 …

  • War Memorial Dedication

    Dame Janet Trotter DBE (Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire) today dedicated the Bradley Stoke war memorial.
    Members of 1st Bradley Stoke Scout Group, Royal British Legion, St John’s Ambulance Cadets, 1st Bradley Stoke Rainbows, 2nd Patchway Scout Group and Police Cadets marched from the Jubilee Centre to the town square at the Willow Brook centre where the memorial dedication took place.
    Katherine Robinson (Beaver Scout Leader) started proceedings by …