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.
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.
To raise £250,000 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.
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.
Allow us to further expand the Group with new additional Sections allowing us to take on more children aged between 6 and 14.
Be able to provide a far wider range of scouting activities.
To provide a building which would be available for use by other local charitable, educational and community groups.
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 £90,000 from numerous sources and ongoing including:
Group Events: Christmas Tree Sale, Quiz & Curry Night, Manure Sale, Beer Festival, 24hr Bikeathon, Barn Dance, monthly Cubaccino Café, Summer Tea Party