18th Bristol

Passion for nature

18th Bristol

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!

About − 18th Bristol

Our location

Fripp Lodge, Archfield Road, Cotham, BS6 6BX



The Beaver Colony is the first and youngest section of the Scout Group. Beaver Scouts are young people aged between 6 and 8 years old. During their time at Beavers, Beaver Scouts are introduced to outdoor activities, have the opportunity to be creative, explore their local community and experience the excitement of a Beaver Scout sleepover with their friends.

Mondays (6-7pm)

Enquiries: beavers@18thbristolscouts.org.uk

Register your child: Cabot Scouts waiting list


For Cubs, excitement and adventure are key. Cubs are introduced to exciting outdoor skills and take part in adventurous activities, as well as camps and residential experiences. Cub Scouts are young people aged between 8 and 10½.

Tuesdays (6:30-8pm)


Register your child: Cabot Scouts waiting list


Scouts aims to build and develop young people’s confidence, sense of adventure and outdoor skills, as well as encouraging them to explore their beliefs and attitudes and be creative. It offers them the independence to put these skills into practice at camps and even on international trips. The Scout Section is for young people aged between 10½ and 14 years.

Wednesdays (7:30-9pm) and Thursdays (7:30-9pm)


Register your child: Cabot Scouts waiting list

Get Involved − 18th Bristol

Join our group

Scouting is fun and helps young people develop interests and skills. It provides adventure and challenges for young people and can contribute greatly to building self-confidence.

18th Bristol is a popular group so we run waiting lists for most of our sections. If your child would be interested in joining us, please complete the Cabot Scouts waiting list enquiry form.


Everyone whose children are involved in scouting would agree that it has an incredibly positive impact on young people, and scouting totally relies upon the input of volunteers. Some people fully 'buy in' to the world of scouting and become leaders, or get involved at district level. Others choose to help out regularly but more infrequently. 

A recent survey of volunteers found that over 90% of them believe that the skills and experiences they have gained through Scouting have been of relevance to their working or personal lives, and a study of volunteers found that more than two thirds of respondents reported a direct correlation between their volunteer experience within Scouting and gaining employment or career development. So it's clear that there's a lot to be gained through becoming involved.

As you know, our long-standing leaders are moving on to pastures new after many years of dedicated service. So, it's up to the rest of us to pitch in and make it work. A lot of parents have come forward and have taken on a variety of roles, but we always need more support. Maybe you’re a whizz at languages, or you’ve got an interesting job/hobby that you could come to tell the group about? Or maybe you would be prepared to see one of our groups through the achievement of a badge if it fits with your interests or skill sets? Or perhaps you’d be happy to help out occasionally? When you see how much you child gets out of scouting it’s quite nice to feel that you’re putting something back.

Just speak to your group leaders if you can spare the time to help out.

Contact Us − 18th Bristol

Want to get in touch? Here's how...

Whether you're interested in signing your child up for one of our sections, are interested in booking our hut for an event, or you want to get volunteer to get involved with running some of the sessions, there are various ways you can contact us:




You can also find us on social media: Twitter

Rent Our Hut − 18th Bristol

Fripp Lodge (Archfield Road in Cotham) is available for hire. Yoga classes, kids' birthday parties, committee meetings - the hall is the perfect space.

It’s an open plan space with a kitchen, toilets, storage rooms and wall-mounted heaters to warm the room quickly in the winter. We’ve recently had patio laid in the outside area, which gives us a small amount of outdoor space for fires or outdoor activities.

If you’d be interested in hiring the hall, contact bookings@18thbristolscouts.org.uk to find out more.

Welcome Pack − 18th Bristol

When your child is new to the group, it can seem a bit daunting, and it’s not always easy to know what you need to do, where to buy the right uniform, etc. So we’ve pulled together some resources to help you get your child registered and ready to take part.

Registering with 18th Bristol

When you child joins our group we do require you to complete some forms. Please print out the following forms, complete them and hand them back to at your earliest convenience:


Where to buy uniform

There are a number of options for buying the uniform. Here is a non-exhaustive list:


Positioning the badges on the uniform

There are some badges that are on all uniforms (Beavers, Cubs and Scouts) that are moved from one uniform to the other as children move through the sections. If you're a bit confused by the difference between challenge badges, activity badges, core badges, etc. just click the links below to see charts showing the position of badges for the three uniforms:


Data Protection/GDPR Policy

Information on how we collect and look after personal data in the group can be found in our Data Protection Policy.