Local media

Do keep an eye on the local press for info about the exciting things that scouts in Swindon Ridgeway District are getting up to.

If you’re from the local media and are interested in running an article about scouting in Swindon, then please email join@swindonridgewayscouts.org.uk or phone 01793 295215.

Take a look at the following articles from the Swindon Advertiser…

2017 articles

A leader from 19th Swindon set himself 50 challenges for his 50th birthday

1st Dorcan organised a charity fundraising event, The BIG Abseil, allowing people to abseil off the Jury’s Inn in Swindon (see also here and here)

19th Swindon did an overnight hike

Scout numbers hit a record high in Swindon

We’re getting ready for the Swindon Gang Show, including the new Rock Band!

2016 articles

Swindon Ridgeway’s Cubs got together for a promise renewal party at the National Trust HQ, as the finale to their celebrations of 100 years of Cubs

The annual Scout Christmas Post operated once again delivering Christmas Cards throughout Swindon

Cubs and Scouts from across Swindon Ridgeway and Swindon North districts took part in activity days to celebrate 100 years of Cub Scouts, with activities ranging from archery to zorbing

The step father of a Cub from 1st Dorcan took to the skies to fundraise for the group

1st Chiseldon Scouts provided s’mores at the Chiseldon Family Fun Day

60 Scouts from Swindon Ridgeway attended the London Monopoly Run, competing against around 900 other Scouts from across the UK to play a real-life game of Monopoly on the streets of London. One team, from 12th Swindon (Old Town) managed to come home with first place!

Joan, a leader from 1st Wootton Bassett Scout Group, has been recognised as a Halifax Giving Extra award winner

Leaders, helpers and parents from the 1st Dorcan Scout Group are completing a mammoth 12-hour overnight hike from Coate Water to Devizes to raise money for the group

18th Swindon Scouts in Old Town have received an award from the Swindon Lions in recognition of their dedication to local community work. The scouts helped out at Lethbridge Primary School, creating a ‘bug hotel’

2015 articles

Scouts from across Swindon take part in the annual ‘Christmas Post’, where for a small fee (less than the Royal Mail!) we deliver local Christmas Cards. The Swindon Advertiser visited 12th Swindon Scouts’ sorting session in Old Town, and spoke to some of the scouts there about it

Dave Stump from 12th Swindon Scouts in Old Town has been volunteering with the scouts for 50 years! An incredible achievement, for which we are extremely grateful

A Scout and Guide Gang Show is held every 18 months in Swindon, performed by young (and old!) scouts aged 8 and above

19th Swindon Scouts from the Parks area walked the length of the UK in their church hall!

19th Swindon Beavers from the Parks area did a sponsored walk around Coate Water, raising money for Swindon Guide Dogs

And the 19th Swindon had a fancy-dress sponsored walk at Lydiard Park, raising money for Muscular Dystrophy UK

12th Swindon Scouts from Old Town and SWOT Explorer Scouts, also from Old Town, spent ten days in the school summer holidays at an international scout jamboree in Holland

1st Wootton Bassett were selected as Sainsbury’s Charity of the Year