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Grand Opening & Christmas Bazaar

Grand Opening & Christmas Bazaar

On Saturday 23rd November 2019 we will mark the official re-opening of our newly refurbished Scout HQ, known as Pavey House.

This has been a 3+ year journey for us – raising funds, planning, building works. Hundreds and hundreds of hours of effort from a small team of dedicated parent volunteers who have delivered this amazing project for us so we can providing scouting and guiding in 21st century premises to even more young people.

Come join us between 12pm and 4pm and see what we have achieved!

There will be plenty of activities and stalls for the young and old alike, a bring and buy sale, delicious hot food and drink (including Mulled Wine!), plus freshly baked cakes, toasted marshmallows and roasted chestnuts. We’ve even got a brass band playing carols outside to get us in the Christmas spirit.

At around 1:45pm we’ll be cutting the ribbon to officially mark the re-opening. We’ll also have a few presentations.

The opening event is being run in conjunction with the Guiding & Scouting Christmas Bazaar, an annual event coordinated by our friends at the Clifton Brownies and Guides.

We’ve arranged for Waterloo Street to be closed for the day so there should be no cars moving around to cause a safety issue.

Come along and join in the celebrations.

Pavey House Refurbishment – Project Update

Pavey House Refurbishment – Project Update

Our project to refurbish and reconfigure Pavey House is in full swing with our contractor, ISG plc. Already they are over half-way through the project schedule and everything is on track. Paul Jagroop, father of two scouts in 7th Bristol, has been doing an absolutely stellar job running the project from our side and keeping on top of the plethora of amendments, decisions and outstanding tasks to ensure everything is communicated to ISG ‘just in time’. 

So far everything has gone largely to plan. A few unforeseen complications, as one would expect, including a partially collapsed drain, bonkers electrics, and some wildly differing floor levels. However, ISG are really pulling out the stops and taking most of the additional work (and its cost) in their stride. We’re so grateful to them.

Budget-wise, we are slightly over budget due to a couple of additions to the scope of works which have been agreed between our GSL, Fi, and Paul. However, ISG has absorbed much of the cost of the numerous little (and large) extras here and there as mentioned above.

Below are some photos of the work in progress to give you a taste of what’s happening. We can’t wait to have the building back some time in June ready for us to use for the latter part of the summer term.

Pavey House Renovation Contract Signed

Pavey House Renovation Contract Signed

Celebrating the signature of the Pavey House Renovation project contract

A landmark moment at the 7th Bristol last night. After a 3 year journey the Chair and the Treasurer signed the contract to upgrade the 7th Bristol HQ, Pavey House. Hundreds and hundreds of hours have been invested in making this project happen. £76,000 funding was raised in the last 5 months alone. A fantastically supportive and generous contractor, ISG plc, are delivering the whole project for us and donating their services. Brilliant teamwork by all involved, and setting the Group up for an exciting future…

Christmas Bazaar

Christmas Bazaar

11:30am to 2:30pm
Saturday 17th November
Pavey House Scout HQ


Remembrance Sunday Service

Remembrance Sunday Service

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Please join us for a family-friendly Remembrance Sunday ceremony

7th Bristol Scouts, Cubs and Beavers will be joining with local Guides, Brownies and Rainbows together with members of the local community and Royal British Legion and for a short ceremony to mark Remembrance Sunday on 11th November.

The service takes place by the War Memorial at the end of Birdcage Walk at the site of the former St. Andrew’s church. A map of the location is below.

We invite everyone to join us from 1:00pm at our Scout HQ, Pavey House on Waterloo Street in Clifton Village where there will be tea, coffee and bacon rolls (served inside). From there everyone will congregate at around 1:40pm to parade down to the War Memorial (~10 minute walk) ready for the ceremony start at

All are very welcome.

Important information for 7th Bristol members:

Please try to make every effort to attend as it’s a really great local event to support and to remember those who gave so much so that we enjoy our lives today.

All members of 7th Bristol (young people, leaders, parents and family) are requested to meet at the Scout HQ, Pavey House, promptly at 1:00pm as we will be taking our annual Group photograph. It is important that your Beavers, Cubs and Scouts attend as this helps document their scouting experience and our history as a Group (one of the oldest – if not the very oldest –in Bristol) and is an interesting snapshot of social history. Have a look at the three photos at the end from the 1940s, 1950s and last year.

Please feel free to invite any friends and family. They are very welcome to join us from 1:00pm at Pavey House and be part of the memorial service.

Please note that this is not a “drop off” event and a parent or guardian will need to attend unless you have made special arrangements with your Leaders.

At approximately 1:40pm we will assemble outside Pavey House and walk in procession with our respective section flags to the War Memorial in plenty of time for the ceremony. The service starts at 2pm and is short – around 20 mins – finished by 2.30pm at the latest.

We will NOT be returning to Pavey House as it is anticipated that you will depart immediately following the service with your children, unless you have made special alternative arrangements with your Leaders.

Please can everyone attend looking smart in full uniform, neatly folded scarf, woggle, dark coloured school type trousers (no jeans) and smart shoes (no trainers). Get your recent badges sewn or glued on! If possible, please wear a poppy too.

Young people who are not yet invested (i.e. no scarf, woggle or badges) should attend wearing their shirts/jumpers.

The ceremony will take place whatever the weather so please come prepared!

Please note: there will be NO PARKING available in the spaces immediately in front of Pavey House due to the Group photo and anticipated number of participants.