Scout Community Centre Appeal


The 43rd Bristol Scout Group has been based at its current site just off Kewstoke Road for over 60 years. In that time it has seen many hundreds, if not thousands, of local Stoke Bishop and Sneyd Park children come through its doors. Maybe you were one of them!
For many, scouting changed their lives, giving them the tools and confidence to face the challenges of the world.
Our aim has always been to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.
Our Group is run by a dedicated team of local volunteers who give up their precious free time week in and week out. We now have over 100 registered Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and volunteer helpers using the Hut over 4 different evenings each week with an ever growing waiting list.


Our Problem

The Current Scout Hut
The Current Scout Hut
Sadly, after 60 years of use our wooden Hut has been professionally assessed as being beyond repair, not fit for purpose and has reached the end of its operational life.
With no other suitable venues available locally, the Group has decided to take action else we could face closure. We are keen to prevent this by the creation of a new modern building that meets the needs of the Group but also serves as facility that can be used by the local community.


Our Challenge

To build and equip a new sustainable Scout Community Centre on our existing site off Kewstoke Road, Stoke Bishop, Bristol BS9 for use by the Scouts and other local groups and organisations.

Project Benefits

  1. The creation of more space with the provision of modern facilities with proper heating, insulation and disability access, and a far safer environment for children.
  2. Allow us to further expand the Group with new additional Sections allowing us to take on more children aged between 6 and 14.
  3. Be able to provide a far wider range of scouting activities.
  4. To provide a building which would be available for use by other local charitable, educational and community groups.
  5. A new and improved community facility which is an asset to Stoke Bishop and the children of the area.


We have already raised funds exceeding £108,448 from numerous sources and ongoing including:
Group Events: Christmas Tree Sale, Quiz & Curry Night, Manure & Plant Sales, Beer Festival, 24hr Bikeathon, Barn Dance, monthly Cubaccino Café, Cubs Afternoon Tea Party
Individual Challenges: 50 mile hike, Bristol-Bath Marathon, Swimathon, Sponsored Silence
Grant Providers: The Rank Foundation, Moto in the Community Trust, LaLonde Trust, Co-op community Fund, Waitrose Community Matters, Neighbourhood Partnership, Rolls Royce
Local Businesses: A large number of local businesses have assisted us with donations, raffle prizes and in so many ways.
Community Groups: BS9 Arts Trail, Stoke Bishop Garden Society, Cabot Scouts
Local Residents: Individuals, former Scouts and general supporters


How Can You Help?

  • Were you a former Scout or parent of a child who attended the 43rd Scout Group? Do you know about the Group’s history?
  • Maybe you run a local business and can offer some sponsorship?
  • Perhaps you know of a charitable fund at work we could tap into?
  • Would you make us a legacy?
  • Could you help us to raise some money through a sponsored event?
If you are able to offer us any sponsorship, funding, advice or your time we would love to hear from you.
Our fundraising plan comprises numerous future events and approaches to the larger funders and foundations. However, we need your help and support.



For further information about this community project, please contact our fundraising team at:


or contact us through our online form.


To donate, please see our Donations page for more details.


Fund Raising News

Replacement Hut Update

As 2018 comes to an end we can look back on an extremely busy and successful year for the Group ...
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Stoke Bishop Artist Supports Scout Group’s Fundraising

The 43rd Bristol Scout Group was delighted to receive £50 from local artist, Professor Richard Elderton. Instead of buying his ...
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Local Residents support Scout Christmas Tree Sale

The 43rd Bristol Scout Group’s annual Christmas Tree Sale was held on Saturday 1 December. Gates opened at 8am and ...
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Calling Roger James….

Thanks to everyone who braved the weather to come along to our Christmas Tree sale this morning! If anyone knows ...
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Easyfundraising – reaches £600 raised!

We have raised over £600 through Easyfundraising - could you help us reach £1000? Sign up now at ...
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Quiz & Curry Night Success for the 43rd Bristol Scouts

With a packed Stoke Bishop Village Hall we welcomed over 100 guests to a night of fun, mental challenges and ...
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Halloween Fundraiser !

A big thanks to We💚Stoke Lodge for organising and running our hellish Halloween fundraiser. We raised £400 for our new ...
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Co-op Local Community Fund – we are nominated for the next 12 months!

We have just heard that as of 28th October 2018, the 43rd Scout Group is a nominated local charity at ...
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Sainsbury’s Tour and Doughnuts !

For their first night back the Scouts had a cracking tour around Sainsbury's and stuffed their faces with doughnuts, there ...
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43rd Bristol Scouts Newsletter 2018

Please take a few minutes to learn more about our Group and all the many wonderful activities we have been ...
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43rd Bristol Scout Group is Sainsbury’s Clifton Down Charity of the Year

We are proud to announce that Sainsbury's Clifton Down have nominated the 43rd Bristol Scout Group to be their Charity ...
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Local Business Donates to Scout Community Centre Appeal

The 43rd Bristol Scout Group in Stoke Bishop, BS9 is delighted to have received a £1500 charitable donation from legal ...
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43rd Bristol Cubs Support WaterAid With a Water Warrior Sponsored Walk

A hot summer's evening proved ideal for the cub's Water Warrior's Sponsored Walk in aid of WaterAid this month. Each ...
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Scouts Raise £150 at their Fundraising Spectacular

The Scouts ran a fundraising spectacular at Canford park as part of their fundraising badge. £150 was raised just that ...
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Stoke Bishop Open Gardens Supports 43rd Bristol Scouts

Stoke Bishop Open Gardens runs on July 1st and support us in our fundraising so please support them. More info ...
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43rd Bristol Scouts Fundraising Spectactular

Come and support the 43rd Bristol Scouts at their Fundraising Spectacular. Everybody welcome. Scouts Fundraising Spectacular! ...
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Another Major Donation for the 43rd Bristol Scout Hut Appeal

A huge thank you to The Rank Foundation - 43rd Bristol Scout Group has been awarded a grant of £3,500 ...
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BS9 Arts Trail and Plant Sale This Weekend

We will be once again hosting the BS9 Arts Trail. Every year artists display their work at various sites across ...
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New WW1 Book, “Leaving Home to Fight”, Raising Money for 43rd Bristol Scout Group

‘Leaving Home to Fight’ by Liz Tomlinson and Jenny Weeks, brings together for the first time the lives and the ...
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Chair of 43rd Bristol Scouts completes Tour de Bristol

Helping to raise funds for a new Scout Community Centre our Chair, Charles Elderton, successfully completed the 100km Tour de ...
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St Mary's Church, Stoke Bishop

Fundraising Article in St Marys Messenger

The St Mary's Messenger this month includes an update on the Scout Community Centre appeal, thanks to all involved in ...
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Scout Community Centre fund gets boost from Moto…

A huge thank you to Moto for their support of our new Community Centre appeal - our Scouts and Scout ...
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43rd Bristol Fund Raising Update

Following lots of events towards the end of last year, the new scout community centre fund now stands at over ...
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Bristol Scout Group’s Christmas Tree Sale Brings Local Community Together

A cold Saturday morning didn’t stop the local Stoke Bishop community from flocking to the 43rd Bristol Scout Group’s Annual ...
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Local Bridge Club raises £150 for 43rd Bristol Scout Group

A big thank you to Maureen Watkinson for organising a one-off Bridge Drive at St Marys Church, Stoke Bishop, Bristol ...
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43rd Bristol Scout Group Receives Charity Cheque from Local Co-op

The Beavers, Cubs and Scouts of the 43rd Bristol Scout Group were presented with a cheque for £1804.68 from the ...
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43rd Bristol Scout Group to Celebrate Winning Co-op Local Community Fund

Thank you to all Co-op Members who nominated our Scout Group as their chosen local charity. We are to receive ...
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Sell out Quiz & Curry Night for 43rd Bristol Scout Group

Wow. What a night. With 110 guests and 14 teams this was our largest ever Quiz & Curry evening held ...
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Secondhand Clothes Sale and Cubbaccino Cafe on 4th November

We are hosting our regular Cubbaccino Cafe at the Scout Hut on the 4th November. This month, as well as ...
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Cubaccino Cafe, Manure and Bike Sale raise over £500 for the New Scout Hut

Thanks to everyone who supported the Cubaccino Cafe this week, its was another great success raising over £550 towards out ...
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Sleuthing Night a Huge Success

Many thanks to all who attended the Sleuthing night fund raising event last week. It was a fun and sociable ...
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Bike and Manure Sale at Cubbacino Cafe This Saturday

This month, alongside our regular Cubbacino Cafe, we are holding our autumn manure sale and, for the first time, a ...
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Save the date. Our famous Quiz & Curry Night Returns on Sat 18 November 2017

Tickets will be on sale soon so please start to create your teams of up to 8 people. Last year ...
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Easy Fundraising Appeal

We are now registered as a cause on the Easy Fundraising website. Please sign up and support our fundraising for ...
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The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread  – Thank You St Mary’s Church

During August a series of sandwich lunches were held by members of St Mary's Church Stoke Bishop and it was ...
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Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers – Excitement Is Mounting…

43rd Bristol Beavers Cubs and Scouts are starting to plan how to spend their 2017 Sainsbury's Active Kids Vouchers. Thanks ...
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Funding Awarded to 43rd Bristol Scout Group

We are delighted to announce that the Group has been awarded £1610 to purchase new table and chair equipment for ...
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Cubs Tea Party Breaks All Records

On Saturday 6 May, the 43rd Bristol Scout Group held a Cub Tea Party at their site off Kewstoke Road ...
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Co-op Local Community Fund Supports 43rd Bristol Scout Group

We are delighted to have been selected by the Co-op as a local charity it wishes to support over the ...
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Live Radio Interview for 43rd Bristol Scouts

On 13 March our Chairman, Scout Leader and two of our Scouts were in the studios of Bristol Community Radio ...
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Cubs Speechless with the Success of their Sponsored Silence

This week cubs raised funds in the region of £400 through a Sponsored Silence to help endangered animals in the ...
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43rd Bristol Scout Group Achieves New Fundraising Milestone…!

In recent weeks the Group's cumulative 'Hut Fund' total has broken through the £50,000 barrier with funds raised so far ...
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Please Check Your Christmas Trees…

The Christmas tree sale was so successful, that we ran out, but we do appear to have mis-placed some Scouts ...
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Another Fantastic Christmas Tree Sale

Thank you to the large number of our local community residents who turned out in force for our annual tree ...
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Cubbaccino Cafe

Another Successful Cubbaccino Cafe

Thanks to everyone who attended our December Cubbaccino Cafe helping us to raise £130 towards our new Scout Community Centre ...
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Guess the Pumpkin – Winner Announced!

In May the Beavers planted pumpkin seeds in our new 43rd scout vegetable garden. We ran a stall at the ...
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Bid to Stay in a Cornish Cottage over New Year

Raise Your Best Bid - Use of a Coastal Cottage with Fantastic Views, Sea Glimpses and Wood Burner over New ...
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43rd Bristol Scouts in The Messenger

Look out for our flier in the Winter edition of The Messenger ...
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Manure Sale

Manure Sale a Hit

Well done to our team of exceptional volunteers for organising and selling all 116 bags of smelly and steaming manure ...
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Quiz and Curry Night Success

We had a packed Stoke Bishop Village Hall with 100 people and 13 teams battling it out to be this ...
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