Leisure & Clubs

Staplegrove Scout Group

Staplegrove Scout group celebrated 75 years of scouting in the village in 2008. Currently the group has 3 different sections:

Beaver colony (6 – 8 years) that meets on a Tuesday from 6.00 – 7.15pm

Cub pack (8 – 10½ years) that meets on a Monday from 6.30 – 8.00pm

Scout troop (10½ – 14 years) that meets on a Wednesday from 7.00 – 9.00pm
After Scouts young people can join Explorer Scouts, organised in the Taunton Deane District. Meetings are on a variety of evenings at various meeting places in Taunton.

Staplegrove Scout Group prides itself in offering a wide and varied programme (including traditional scout activities, craft and creative projects and the more adventurous activities for the older cubs and scouts!). Weekly meetings are held either indoors in the ‘unique’ scout hut or outside using the local community. Meetings often involve taking part in activities based at Huish Woods (Taunton Deane District scout camp site).

Doors are always open to new members: either young people to join the different sections or especially ADULTS to help with either running the evenings or being part of our executive committee.

For further information please visit www.staplegrovescouts.org.uk

Taunton West District Guiding

Taunton West District Guiding is made up of three Rainbow Units – girls age 5 – 7 years and three Brownies packs – girls age 7 – 10 years meeting at Norton Fitzwarren, Staplegrove and Wellsprings.

Every week over 100 girls enjoy meeting their guiding friends for fun and friendship.

We give girls and young women a voice.
We provide a unique, girl-only space.
We promote equality and diversity.
We are relevant to today’s girls.

Our members can get involved in an enormous range of exciting activities from outdoor challenges including climbing, caving and high ropes courses to learning new skills such as Somerset Total Communication, toy making and juggling.

Over the past year the district has enjoyed visits to Tropiquaria, the pantomime at Wellsprings Leisure Centre, the Gang Show and the Christmas show at the Brewhouse, Monkey World, Willows and Wetlands, trips to Huish Woods, and numerous Brownie Holidays including a sleepovers at Huish Woods and Then Campbell Room , Over Stowey, Foxlease Guiding Centre in the New Forest, and more PGL adventures.

Rainbows meet on Wednesday or Thursday evenings and Brownies on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings.

For more information please contact Ali Cottey on 01823-253847 or visit the website www.tauntonwestdistrictguiding.btck.co.uk