Being part of the scouting community is all about developing skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment.
A London Trip sleeping on the HMS Belfast and a beach clean for the Scouts, camping trips and a fire station visit for the Cubs and a zoo discovery day for the Beavers - these are just some of the exciting things that have been taking place at 18th Bristol this year.
Our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts earn badges, learn whilst having fun, develop their sense of adventure and independence, and generally have a thoroughly great time.
Knots are tied. Marshmallows are roasted. Skills are learnt. Lifelong memories are formed.
But it's not just fun for the young people involved in the group. The volunteers who run the activities have a great time too and really enjoy watching the young people in the group grow in confidence as they move through the sections.
Joining Cubs has been the best thing ever for my son. He's become so self-confident and doesn't bat an eyelid about going off on residential trips anymore. He's learned so much and really looks forward to everything he gets the opportunity to do. Now he just can't wait to start Scouts!