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Bonfire Night 2021
16/10/2021 By Paul Marsh
Beaver Running

As was usual pre-lockdown, we will again be holding our annual bonfire and fireworks celebrations at Tedbury camp site on Thursday, November 4th starting at 6:45pm.  This event is open to all family members and friends, so brothers, sisters, grandparents, aunts and uncles are all welcome to join us.


Whilst we will be supplying some fireworks for the event, if you would like to bring some along yourselves to help the evening go with an even bigger bang, that would be very much appreciated. Please hand these to your section leader who will then ensure they are set off safely for all to enjoy.


As is usual, refreshments including Hot Dogs (incl. veggie sausages), Bacon Rolls and hot drinks will be on sale for you to purchase (please note that it will be cash only), with any monies made going towards the cost of the fireworks. 


Additionally, please don't forget we could really do with some help on the Wednesday night (November 3rd) to help build the bonfire and put up the mess tent. We will be on the Cub Field at Tedbury from 6:30pm and if you could bring some wood or pallets along as well if you have any, that would be fantastic,


With a number of our usual volunteers having left over lockdown, we are desperately looking for a few parents and young leaders to help run the catering. It's all fairly straight forward with tasks being for example making the hot drinks, cutting the rolls and putting the sausages/bacon in before passing to the front counter and then helping with taking money and serving the customers.


If you are able to help, please reply and let me know as we need a minimum of 6 people. The event officially starts at 6:45pm so if you can be there for 6:25pm that would give us time to get things ready, allocate tasks and be prepared ready for the rush when the event starts.   

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Blog | Pirate Family Camp 2021 - LIVE!
23/05/2021 By Paul Marsh
Explorer Teamwork 4

Having been locked away for the last year, why not escape and join us for a fun packed weekend for all the family at Tedbury District Camp Site.

Mums and/or dads, along with their respective Beaver, Cub or Scout are welcome, as well as all brothers and sisters, aunties, uncles and grandparents, who are invited to come along to this event which this year will have a Pirate theme and include amongst many other proposed activities:


  • Camping skills

  • Pirate weapon making ,

  • Fancy Dress Competition (Pirate dress)

  • Saturday night camp fire

  • Construction of Pirate Ships

  • Wide games


The cost for this fabulous all inclusive weekend will be just £30 per adult and £20 per child (costs include all camp site fees), with a £5 per person deposit (or full payment if you wish)  being required upon return of the reply slip on the attached form (balance to be paid by 15th July).


Along with the reply slip, please return the attached health forms for both adults and young person's along with the DBS form (for those that do not currently hold one from the Scout Association) mentioned in the "Family Camp Parent Letter" (DBS forms need to be returned by Thursday 17th June in order to allow time for checking to take place).


To make the camp viable, we do need at least 10 families to sign up to attend, so please ensure your reply gets to your section leader by Thursday the 25th June


Camp will start at 6pm on the Friday evening and finish at 3pm on the Sunday. The site though will be open from 3pm on the Friday to allow for families to put up their tents in advance should they so wish.


For familes who wish to borrow tent’s, we have a small number of hike tents ideal for a parent and child or larger patrol tents for family groups (Please see your child's unit leader in advance if you wish to use one). 


Whilst we will be having a hot drink and cake/biscuits available for supper on the Friday evening, for those who may not have had chance to have a meal before coming to camp, we will be taking orders for the local chip shop at an additional cost payable on the night. Please see attached form to place your order.


Finally as is always the tradition at 5th Frome camps, we would ask all families to bring along a cake. These always go down well and will be used at drinks breaks during the day to keep those energy levels up!


If you have any question dont hesitate to get in contact! 



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From the 10th June we will be moving our Thursday meetings to Tedbury Campsite. 
Beavers: 17:30-18:30
Cubs: 18:30-20:00
Scout: 19:00-21:00
Directions to the campsite can be seen in the attached photo. As mentioned on the map, as you come up the hill having crossed the railway, the gate is on the right hand side just before the top of the hill.
Find your way down the track until you eventually see the toilet block on your right and opposite this is the main arena. Please go onto the grass area and park around the side of the arena. Please do not park in the entrance to the arena as this will prevent others being able to get through and park (some parents always do!!).  
Uniform is not required to be worn at Tedbury. Please though ensure that your child is dressed appropriately for outdoor activities. Sturdy trainers and shoes are fine if it is warm and dry, but if it is wet walking boots or wellingtons will be required. Similarly if it is wet, then appropriate waterproofs will be required.
If parents wish to wait whilst their children are in their meetings they can do, but please keep to the track and footpaths if going off for a walk (there are some nice walks down to the river). Please though do not walk through the camp sites where are own and possibly other group meetings are taking place,
Any questions please 
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Dear Parents,

                     Great News. Following the Government's announcement of its roadmap out of lockdown, the Scout Association has confirmed that from week commencing 29th March we will be moving back to the Amber readiness level. This allows for the following:


  • From 29 March, we will be allowed to meet outdoors in group sizes of 15 plus Leaders (5 maximum).
  • From 12 April, both outdoors and indoors meetings will be allowed in group sizes of 15 plus Leaders (5 maximum).
  • From 12 April, we will be allowed to take part in non-residential day trips and visits.


The Scout Association is also working with the Government on longer term plans for camping and larger group sizes and we expect these to be introduced steadily throughout the summer.


At present our leaders are currently discussing the details of how we will meet outdoors from the 29th of March, but I can already confirm that we will be looking to return to Selwood School following the Easter holidays on Thursday 22nd April. Once we have more details regarding these proposed meetings we will send out another communication,



 Kind Regards,




 David Hoare

Chairman -  5th Frome Scout Group

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We are going to climb the tallest buildings in the world..... Virtually!!!!We are going to climb the tallest buildings in the world..... Virtually!!!!


As you will no doubt be aware we are, like a lot of other youth organisations, struggling financially during the current crisis and have for example just had confirmation that we need to find £56 per child to pay our capitation fees to the Scout Association by the 23rd April. As a group this equates to around some £2,240 that we need to find. Whilst we have been kindly requesting that parents please continue to pay sub’s if at all possible during this time, we have still lost out on our usual fundraising opportunities that allow us to top up our funds.      


This fun event will help us plug the funding gap whilst at the same time allowing all Beavers, Cub's and Scout's to take part in something they can all do whilst in lockdown. To add to the enjoyment, we will be doing this all "live" via Zoom so that we can all share how people are getting on as thy progress towards their targets.



DATE: 13th Feb 2021

Time: 13:45 for a 14:00 start

WHERE: Your stairs & Zoom


The event will take place Saturday, 13th February, and will start with a full briefing on Zoom at 1.45pm, with the climb itself starting at approx 2pm. This will be a "live" event with participants able to update the leaders as they progress and see how others are doing as the group climbs the equivalent of the world's tallest buildings. There will be a couple of breaks during the hour of climbing to get your breath back, with the overall event expected to take approx 1.5 hours in total.


In order that our event leader, Neil Blake, can gauge the support for the event, could we ask that if you intend to take part you kindly contact Neil and let him know. The event is open to all the family, so brothers and sisters, mums and dads, just let Neil know. He can be contacted directly at:


You can download the event Details here: SponsoredClimb2021letter.docx 

and the sponsor form here: 5thFromeSponsorSheet.docx


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