Eastcombe and France Lynch Scouts and Guides are fortunate to have groups in all sections of the Scouting and Guiding UK movements. This site contains contact information, resources and information for members, and a photo gallery showing some of the things our members get up to!
News & Updates
Eastcombe Beavers Press Release 1 MAR 2009
Beaver Friendship Challenge Badge
Eastcombe Beaver Scouts in Gloucestershire have been working hard to gain their Friendship Challenge Badge and in the run up to Christmas 2008 and into 2009 they have taken part in a number of activities needed to gain the badge, with one being the raising of monies for a good cause.
The Times Newspaper has been running an appeal for charities that include PUMP AID who help people in rural Zimbabwe and Malawi to install an ELEPHANT PUMP in their village.
These pumps are vital in giving people access to clean water and avoiding the need to walk many miles a day to collect it. This task is often undertaken by children thus depriving them of valuable time they could spend at school.
At a pre Christmas Beaver’s meeting the details of the how the pump works and the benefits to the villagers were discussed. An outline diagram of the Elephant Pump was then taken home to colour in and at the End of Year Beaver’s Party, the Beavers performed a show for parents and friends and raised over £33.
At the first meeting of 2009 the Beavers were given a small tube of sweets and asked to first eat the sweets (that was the easy part!!!!, then take the tube home and try to fill it with coins by doing jobs for the family and friends.
What a pleasant surprise! All of the tubes were returned and all containing money, collected by deeds ranging form good behaviour to jobs done for family and friends. One Beaver made cakes and sold them to his family and another, in his uniform, did a door to door collection under the watchful eye of his mother and carrying details of the Elephant Pump.
Adding this extra amount and together and with donations from the Beaver Leaders the Eastcombe Beavers Scouts have been able to make a donation of £150 towards The Times Charity Appeal for PUMP AID.
So these young Beavers now understand what an Elephant Pump is, what a difference a clean water supply can make to other peoples lives and for the need of charity.
For more information please contact Stephen Trinder (Assistant Beaver Scout Leader) 01452 770675 (also www.pumpaid.org) Download PDF
Eastcombe Visit the Netherlands! APR 2009
In 2008 contingent of Scouts from Oirschot, Netherlands visited and stayed at Eastcombe Scouts HQ. (See story Below). In April, A contingent of 11 Scouts from Eastcombe and 12 Explorer Scouts from the Stroud and Tetbury District completed the second part of the Exchange visiting their Scout Centre.
...To be continued...
Photos from the camp may be found in the gallery!
Dutch Visit Eastcombe! JULY 2008
Article extracted from Stroud and Tetbury District Times, September Issue, Available Here
DURING July a group of Dutch Guides and Scouts visited Eastcombe Scout Group as the first part of an exchange trip:
Next day the visitors helped Eastcombe Group prepare for an activity afternoon in the centre of the village where members of the public were invited to attend, to see what Scouting is about. Activities on offer included kite making, candle making, crossing the monkey bridge and going through the maze.
Later in the week the Dutch Scouts enjoyed hiking to the Gloucestershire County Scouting Centre at Cranham where they enjoyed archery, the traversing wall and the challenge course where they all got wet and muddy!
They also enjoyed two day trips, the first to Gloucester, where they visited the Waterways Museum, The Warehouse (for climbing and bordering) and then the Cathedral, and the second to Brownsea Island.
At the end of the week visitors and hosts met for an evening barbecue and all the young people played games, chatted and exchanged email addresses. During the evening two new Scouts and four Explorer Scouts were formally welcomed: two of the Explorer Scouts (Peter and Katie) were invested by a Dutch leader, which meant they had to say their Scout promise in Dutch!
The Dutch visitors thoroughly enjoyed their trip and are now looking forward to meeting the Eastcombe Scouts in Oirschot next April.
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Eastcombe and France Lynch have multiple groups in each section, we have recently started a Second Beaver Colony and Third Cub Pack to help reduce waiting lists.
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