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3rd Thornbury Scout Group

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About Us

3rd Thornbury was formed in 1977 and still has a thriving Beaver Scout Colony, Cub Scout Pack and Scout Troop today.

We welcome new members, boys and girls aged between 6 and 14 years to join in with our active and varied weekly programmes.

Our leaders are keen to put the "OUT" in SCOUTING and run regular residential experiences with "Sleep Overs" in a hall and indoor accommodation or camping under canvas.

Beavers activities include:


  • Outdoor visits to local farms and Pond dipping in local streams
  • Guest speakers, e.g. from the Emergency Services
  • Know your way around Thornbury
  • Visit our local National Scout Camp site at Woodhouse Park
  • Cooking without heat along with a variety of craft work
  • Participation in Badge work


Cubs activities include:

  • Participation in Cotswold Edge District and Avon Scout County events, such as Camps and Jamborees
  • Annual Cub Pack camp in a variety of venues, which have included, Youlbury in Oxfordshire, Cranham in Gloucestershire and Woodhouse Park, South Glos
  • Local visits, e.g. Thornbury Museum, Town Heritage Trail etc.
  • Food preparation and cooking in the kitchen in the hall or over candles or outdoors on open fires in the grounds outside the hall
  • Guest speakers on First Aid , Water safety by the RNLI and local historians talking about old Thornbury
  • Participation in a variety of Badge work including, DIY, Local Knowledge, Map reader etc.
  • Games both individual and team work are a regular feature


Having been closed for nearly 2 years the Scout Troop reactivated in September 2012 with parents' support alongside uniformed leaders from our other sections.

Their recent activities include:

  • Cooking on two burner bottle gas stoves
  • Visit to Thornbury sports centre for Badminton, Squash and Table tennis
  • Air rifle shooting at Woodhouse Park
  • Bicycle safety and maintenance
  • Maps and map reading
  • To name but a few...


We meet on Wednesday evenings in school term time:

  • Beavers: 18:00 – 19:15
  • Cubs: 18:00 – 19:30
  • Scouts: 19:30 – 21:00

How Much?

Our fees are among the lowest in the district - currently £27 a term.

We do expect parents to come and support the leaders for at least one night a year as part of our parent rota.

It's a great opportunity to see what your children get up to.

What Next?

Please contact our Group Scout Leader, Peter French at: .

More Information

We are a large group with a waiting list for some sections, playing a full part in District (Cotswold Edge formerly Severn Vale District) and County events.

We currently run an active and varied weekly programme for Beaver Scouts aged 6 to 8 years, Cub Scouts 8 to 10½ years and Scouts aged 10½ to 14 years.

For more information on The Scout Association please visit: www.scouts.org.uk

Our Leaders

  • Group Scout Leader Peter French Tel. 07817 871 459
  • Assistant Group Scout Leader Tony Cockwell Tel. 01454 413116
  • Scout Leader Volunteer needed!
  • Cub Scout Leader Viv Heyes Tel. 01454 850824
  • Beaver Scout Leader Heather Thompson Tel. 07825 381180
  • Group Executive Chairman Adrian Gregory Tel. 01454 617659

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