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Welcome to 45th Cheltenham (Bethesda) Beavers, Cubs and Scouts website.

The 45th Cheltenham (Bethesda) Scout Group was first formed in 1925 and has offered Scouting continuously ever since.
We are based at the well-equipped Bethesda Church Hall in Great Norwood Street in the historic Suffolk’s area of southern Cheltenham. Our Group comprises two Beaver Colonies, two Cub Packs and a large Scout Troop.

Our adult team of volunteers (20) provide a full range of life changing skills and activities for young people between the ages of 6 to 14.

All adults have DBS clearance, insurance cover, are full members of the Scout Association and have Scouting Leadership training that meets the needs of the young people, in line with the Scouting Programme.

Our section nights have a wide ranging and balanced programme which encourage our young people to develop their skills and personalities. We also take part in District and County events such as chess, football, swimming and cooking. Each section takes part in nights away – sleepovers for Beavers, Cubs enjoy Pack Holidays and Cub Camps. The Scouts participate in the Strategy Challenge weekend camp (a national scouting event), Canal boating and various Scout Camps throughout the year.

Bethesda Methodist Church sponsor the Scout Group and so we have use of the Church facilities free of charge. As we are a sponsored Group, we also attend Church Parades four times a year (one of the only chances the members will get to carry the section flag!), which is our way of showing the Church our appreciation for them letting us use their building week in week out, especially now the 2016 renovations have been completed.

The Group is managed by the Group Scout Leader (GSL) Mr. Steve Reis, who coordinates the Sections and represents the Group at District level.

The Group has an Executive Committee (mainly parents) whose main function is to raise and administer funds and maintain group equipment.

You’ll find useful information about the various sections in their respective sub-sections.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require any further information.

Our Location

We are located at:

Bethesda Methodist Church
Great Norwood Street
The Suffolks
Cheltenham
GL50 2AP

Access through side door to the right hand side of the church building

There is plenty of parking in the Bath Terrace Car park, 2 minutes walk away.

Please do not park on the double yellow lines outside the church as it is dangerous for our members and the local residents.