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Gloster Gladiators celebrate 60 years

Posted on June 26th, 2017 by Lizzie Gillman
Join the 46th Gloucester Scout Band this Sunday to celebrate their 60th anniversary!
Sixty Years ago the 46th Gloucester Scout Band was formed with a few second hand drums and bugles.  Sixty years on and the band is now known as the Gloster Gladiators Scout Band and is now a marching brass band.
Over the years they have changed names and will be remembered by many people as Christchurch (Gloucester) Scout and Guide Band.
They have performed all over the country during the years, which has included performances in front of members of the Royal Family, celebrities and also in front of the current Chief Scout, Bear Grylls.
As part of their 60th anniversary celebrations they are inviting anyone who has been connected with the band since it’s formation in 1957 – former members, helpers and supporters and also anyone who is interested in learning more about the band to attend a celebration on Sunday 2nd July, at Murray Hall, Tuffley Lane, Gloucester, 2pm – 5pm.
Photographs, old uniforms, videos of the band will be on display during the event.  The current band will be performing at 2.30pm, at 3.30pm an adult band made up of former and current members who have named themselves Blast from the Past will be performing, then at 4.30pm they will all perform together.  They will be performing tunes that the band have played over the sixty years.
Former members are travelling from all over this country including Scotland and another is travelling a lot further and is coming from Melbourne in Australia to meet up with former members.
To find out more about the Gloster Gladiators Scout Band, you can look up the 46th Gloucester Scout Group’s website where you will find information about the band on or email the band on

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Hucclecote Show

Posted on June 19th, 2017 by Lizzie Gillman

Last Saturday, 17th June,  The 11th Gloucester, Hucclecote Scouts were building bridges at the the Hucclecote Show.

The non-stop sunshine made the Hucclecote Show one of the most successful ever. Thousands turned out to enjoy the annual free family fun day at St George V playing field in Hucclecote in Gloucester.

From noisy fairground rides to more traditional tombolas, the playing field was packed with entertainment for all to enjoy.

Whilst the Hucclecote Scouts were building bridges, other scouts who performed in the annual Gloucester Gang Show earlier this year, were singing and dancing.

You can find photos from the event at Facebook/hucclecoteshow

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A Grimm ride

Posted on June 1st, 2017 by Lizzie Gillman

Steve Shaw and his two brothers Dave and John, are cycling almost 1000 miles to raise money for a variety of good causes.

Together they call themselves ‘The Brothers Grimm’ and they are on a mission to raise money for a number of causes including the PNH/AA (Aplastic Anemia) Clinic at Jimmy’s Blexley Wing in Leeds and for their local scout group, Huddersfield 14th, (Marsden Scout Group).

They are cycling for from John O’ Groats (the most northern point of the UK) to Land’s End (the most southern point of the UK) which will take 17 days. The brothers started their journey on 18th May and will finish at Land’s End on 6th June.

These are no ordinary brothers. With a combined age of 193 and both Dave and John having a number of replacement body parts, what the brothers have set out to do and what they have already achieved is remarkable.

Dave, age 70, has one replacement knee and a few years ago had a TIA (A transient ischaemic attack, Mini Stroke) Dave has made a full recovery. John, age 63 has two replacement knees and a disc in his neck, he is also recovering from being knock off is bike in October. Steve, age 60, unlike his brothers, all of his body parts are his own…for the time being. Luckily, the brothers are not alone. Andy, a close friend of the three, will be driving behind them for support.

The brothers and Andy rode into Gloucester on the 31st May and stayed over at Murray Hall, Gloucester District Scout Headquarters for one night only before they continued their journey to Weston-Super-Mare on 1st June.

Please help support the Brothers Grimm by making a donation.

You can find more information about the charities they are supporting on their Just Giving page.

You can also follow their journey by liking their Facebook Page.


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Cubs and Canines

Posted on June 1st, 2017 by Lizzie Gillman

On 3rd May, the 46th Gloucester Cub Scout Pack had a visit from Canine Partners, which included ‘Debbie’ the dog.

The previous week five of the Cubs arranged and ran a cake and hot dog sale, during which they raised £43.77 for the Canine Partners. The Cubs presented the cheque to Debbie and her handler, Andy.

The Cubs learnt about all the amazing things that the Canine Partners do with training and providing dogs to help people who need extra help. It is astonishing how much the dogs can do.

We would highly recommend all Scout Groups to have a visit and raise some funds to help out this amazing charity.  The 46th Gloucester Cub Scout Pack are going to sponsor a dog for a year to help them out.

Take a look at these cute canines…






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What is your next adventure? Could it be as the Gloucester District Scout Commissioner?

Posted on February 17th, 2017 by Lizzie Gillman

Scouting today is all bout providing an adventure for young people (male and female) from 6 to 25 while developing them to fulfil their potential.  To do this we need adult volunteers who we help get the most out of their experiences at Scouts by providing opportunities for adventure, training, fun and friendship.

In and around Gloucester more and more young people are joining the Scouting adventure and we are on the lookout for more adult volunteers. In particular we are on the lookout for a new District Commission.

You may not have any previous experience of Scouts or may not have been involved for many years: that doesn’t matter.   We are looking for someone who will be able to lead a team of adult volunteers, who has good communication skills and who enjoys working with people of all ages.

Within this role you have the opportunity to enhance your management skills by taking on a volunteer management role with Scouting in Gloucester.  You will see first-hand how Scouting changes the lives of so many young people and adults and while you may not turn into Bear Grylls overnight; you will be part of the adventure.

The role of District Commissioner is open to all adults and can be carried out on a flexible time basis with a pre-agreed start and finish date.

If you are interested and would like further information please contact Barry Smith

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