Woodcraft Folk

Cheltenham District
Woodcraft Folk

Cheltenham Kingfisher Elfins

Kingfisher Elfins

Kingfisher Elfins meet at the Leckhampton Scout Hut on a Monday evening (5.45 to 7pm) during term time & is for girls and boys aged 6 to 9 years. 5 year olds are also welcome to come along with a parent.

See the subs & gift aid page for the latest info about subs.

For more information:
Email: Emily @ davidandem@hotmail.co.uk


Autumn Programme 2018

Mon 10th Sept
Camp fire - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 17th Sept
#islastones stone painting - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 24th Sept
Hiding painted #islastones & outdoor games - Pittville Park, usual times.
Mon 1st Oct
Boat building - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 8th Oct
Boats at Bourton! - Bourton, 6:30 - 8.
Mon 15th Oct
Spring garden & conkers - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 22nd Oct
Half Term
Mon 29th Oct
Half Term
Mon 4th Nov
Informal meet up with children parents at CACSSA fireworks display
Mon 5th Nov
Campfire, sparklers and night games - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 12th Nov
Environment: Making Bug Houses - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 19th Nov
Night walk - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 26th Nov
Bulb planting - Pittville Cafe, usual times.
Mon 3rd Dec
Craft evening - Scout Hut, usual times
Mon 10th Dec
Climbing Wall - Far Peak, times TBC

The Adventures of Timmy Turtle

Kingfisher Elfins have adopted a turtle through the Marine Conservation Society, which we have decided to call Timmy. Each week Timmy goes on a fun adventure with an Elfin.

You can read all about Timmy's adventurers here!


Spring Programme 2018

Mon 8th Jan
Camp fire & games - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 15th Jan
The Countryside Code (giant board game) - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 22nd Jan
Night walk - Leckhampton Hill 6-7:30.
Mon 29th Jan
Wassail preparation - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 5th Feb
Wassail - Pilley Bridge 6 - 7:30.
Mon 12th Feb
HALF TERM
Mon 19th Feb
Camp fire & pancake making - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 26th Feb
Cheltenham Science Group - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 5th Mar
Games - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 12th Mar
Ukelele - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 19th Mar
Merrymoot preparation - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 26th Mar
Merrymoot - Scout Hut, 6 - 7:30.

Autumn Programme 2017

Mon 11th Sept
Camp fire & games - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 18th Sept
Badgework and conker championship - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 25th Sept
Bat walk - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 2nd Oct
Nature craft session - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 9th Oct
Trust games - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 16th Oct
Apple games - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 23rd Oct
HALF TERM
Mon 30th Oct
Spooky Stories - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 6th Nov
Boat building - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 13th Nov
Boat sailing - Bourton on the Water - 6-7:30.
Mon 20th Nov
Story Telling - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 27th Nov
First Aid - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 4th Dec
Practice for Merrymoot - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 11th Dec
Merrymoot - Scout Hut, 6-7:30.

Summer Programme 2017

Mon 24th April
Camp fire with friendship soup & group story - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 1st May
BANK HOLIDAY - so no woodies tonight :(
Mon 8th May
Parachute games & marshmallow engineering - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 15th May
Den building - Daisy Bank carpark 6-7:30pm
Mon 22nd May
Wildlife Craft session & camp mtg - Scout Hut, usual times.
27th May - 1st June
SPRING CAMP!
Mon 5th June
Assault course and friendship bracelets - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 12th June
Nature scavenger hunt - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 19th June
Water games - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 26th June
Lido - 5:30-7pm.
Mon 3rd July
Creative with clay - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 10th July
BBQ - Scout Hut 6-7:30pm.

Spring Programme 2017

Mon 9th Jan
Camp fire with popcorn & hot choc - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 16th Jan
Lantern making - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 23rd Jan
Night walk on Leckhampton Hill - Daisy Bank carpark 6-7:30.
Mon 30th Jan
Wassail - Pilley Bridge, 6-7:30
Mon 6th Feb
Skittles evening - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 13th Feb
HALF TERM
Mon 20th Feb
Craft roundabout - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 27th Feb
Board games - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 6th Mar
World Friend Badge - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 13th Mar
Cooking cheesy potatoes - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 20th Mar
World Friend Badge II - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 27th Mar
Ukelele / music - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 3rd Apr
Games - Scout Hut, usual times.

Autumn Programme 2016

Mon 5th Sept
Camp fire with marshmallows - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 12th Sept
Assault course - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 19th Sept
Craft roundabout & bushcraft - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 26th Sept
Compass game & Geocache - Scout Hut, usual times
Mon 3rd Oct
Apple crumble making - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 10th Oct
Board games - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 17th Oct
Completely batty! - Scout Hut, usual times.
 
HALF TERM
Mon 31st Oct
Halloween bonfire & spooky stories - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 7th Nov
Boat building from scrap material - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 14th Nov
Sailing boats at Bourton - Bourton 6-7:30.
Mon 21st Nov
Spray painting - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 28th Nov
Night walk on Leckhampton Hill - Daisy Bank carpark 6-7:30.
Mon 5th Dec
Samba drumming - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 12th Dec
Xmas party - Scout Hut, usual times.

Den Building

We enjoyed an old favourite - an evening of den building and judging which is the best structure to be built. Our resident Judge, Dave 'Den Builder' Boon awarded points to the dens that looked the best, held the most children and that were the most waterproof.

Click on the video to view a sample of how much fun we had!


Summer Programme 2016

Mon 11th April
Games & planning - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 18th April
Camp fire with popcorn - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 25th April
Nature garden planning - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 2nd May (b/h)
No woodies today
Mon 9th May
Banner in readiness for Levellers Day - Scout Hut, usual times.
Sat 14th May
Levellers Day
Mon 16th May
Sow seeds, plant plants, & make insect homes in nature garden - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 23rd May
Games & wildflower garden - Scout Hut, usual times.
28th May - 1st June
SPRING CAMP!
Mon 6th June
Art in nature - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 13th June
Cooking - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 20th June
Den Building - Leckhampton Woods, Daisy Bank carpark 6-7:30.
Mon 27th June
Outdoor / water games - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 4th July
Lido - times tbc.
Sat 10th July
Woodcraft Family Walk 11-3
Mon 11th July
Games - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 18th July
BBQ - Crickley Hill, 6-7:30.


Spring Programme 2016

Monday 4th Jan
Camp fire & planning - Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 11th Jan
Making Lanterns - Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 18th Jan
Wassail at Pilley - Pilley Bridge, 6 - 7:30.
Monday 25th Jan
Craft Roundabout - Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 1st Feb
Marine Conservation - Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 8th Feb
Pancake night - Scout Hut, usual times.
 
HALF TERM
Monday 22nd Feb
Heritage Badge - Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 29th Feb
Skittles - Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 7th Mar
Samba Drumming - Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 14th Mar
Intergalactic Olympics! - Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 21st Mar
Crazy Golf - Scout Hut, usual times.
 
EASTER


Autumn Programme 2015

Mon 7th Sept
Camp fire and camp fire grub - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 14th Sept
Craft roundabout & bushcraft - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 21st Sept
Scavenger hunt at Pilley Bridge - Pilley Bridge, usual times.
Friday 25th - 27th Sept
Elfin weekender
Mon 28th Sept
Apple day games - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 5th Oct
Bat Walk - meet at Scout Hut, usual times.
Friday 10th - 12th Oct
Woodcraft Weekend, Stroud
Mon 12th Oct
Boat building from scrap material - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 19th Oct
Boat sailing at Bourton - times tbc.
 
Half term.
Mon 2nd Nov
Campfire with spooky story telling - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 9th Nov
Span the world with friendship 1 - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 16th Nov
Span the world with friendship 2 - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 23rd Nov
Tie dye t-shirts - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 30th Nov
Night walk in Lecky Woods - meet Daisy Bank car park, 6-7.30
Mon 7th Dec
Woodland Animal Drama - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 14th Dec
Charity Bring and Buy sale - Scout Hut, time tbc


Summer Programme 2015

Mon 13th Apr
Cooperative Games and Parachute Games - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 20th Apr
Craft Roundabout (with Bushcraft) & healthy eating for the Health Badge - Scout Hut usual times.
Mon 27th Apr
Craft Roundabout (with Bushcraft) & healthy eating for the Health Badge - Scout Hut usual times.
Mon 4th May
Bank holiday, so no Woody today
Mon 11th May
Banner making and all about the Levellers for Levellers Day - Scout Hut usual times.
Sat 16th May
Levellers Day
Mon 18th May
Keeping fit and healthy award Health Badge - Pitville Park, usual times.
 
Spring Camp & Half term.
Mon 1st Jun
Bat games - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 8th Jun
Decorating the community orchard with Elfin Butterflies - Pilley Bridge Nature Reserve, usual times.
Sun 14th Jun
Butterfly and moth watch and picnic - Rough Bank Butterfly Reserve Camp, nr Stroud, 11am - 2pm.
Mon 15th Jun
Den Building on Lecky Hill - Daisy Bank car park, times tbc.
Mon 22nd Jun
Bug Hunt - Pilley Bridge Nature Reserve, usual times.
Mon 29th Jun
Swimming at the Lido - From 5.30 to 7pm.
Sat 4th Jul
Montpellier Gardens Midsummer Fiesta - we will have a stall, generator bike, games
Mon 6th Jul
Water games - Scout Hut, usual times.
Mon 13th Jul
BBQ at Crickley Hill - 6 to 8pm.
 
Summer hols


Spring Programme 2015

Monday 5th Jan
Camp fire with fried sausages - Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 12th Jan
Prepare for Wassail night by making lanterns (painted jam jars) - Scout Hut usual times.
Monday 19th Jan
Wassail night at Pilley Bridge Community Orchard - Joint session 6:30 - 7:30pm. Pilley nature reserve people joining us too. Soup and mulled apple juice.
Monday 26th Jan
Skittles - Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 2nd Feb
Making puppets out of scrap - This evening we will be making puppets out of scrap material from the scrap store. Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 9th Feb
Storytelling with puppets & awarded the Carnival badge - Scout Hut, usual times.
 
Half term and so no Woodies, sorry.
Monday 23rd Feb
Indoor crazy golf - making a crazy golf course with scrap material. Scout Hut, 6:15 - 7:30.
Monday 2nd Mar
Samba drumming - Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 9th Mar
Butterfly talk and planting butterfly friendly flower seeds. Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 16th Mar
Butterfly art - making butterfly structures from withies & awarded the Ecologist badge. Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 23rd Mar
Campfire - Scout Hut, usual times.
 
Easter hols, Woodies is back 13th April


The Welly Song

CHORUS
If you have nae got your wellies, where would ye be?
You'd be in the hospital or infirmary
You would have a touch of the flu or even pleurisy
If you didnae have your feet in your wellies
1.
Wellies they are wonderful, wellies they are swell
They keep out the water and they keep in the smell
When yer sittin in a room, you can always tell
When somebody's taken off their wellies
2.
But when yer oot walking, in the country way aboots
An yer strolling over fields where Donald Trump's the laird
Somebody shouts "Keep off the grass" and you think "How absaired"
And, squelch, you find why fairmers a' wear wellies.
3.
There's fishermen and firemen, there's farmers an a',
Men oot digging ditches an' working in the snaw;
This country it would grind tae a halt and no' a thing would graw
If it wasna for the workers in their wellies.


Autumn Programme 2014

Monday 8th Sept
Camp Fire with Popcorn - Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 15th Sept
Releasing Hedgehogs - meet at Pilley Bridge, usual times.
Monday 22nd Sept
Autumn Art and Conker Championship - we will be printing pictures from autumn leaves and running a conker championship. Bring a good supply of your very best conkers. Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 29th Sept
We are going on a bat hunt, would you like to come with us? - Night time walk to Leckhmpton Church with a bat detector. Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 6th Oct
Scrap boat building - This evening we will be building boats out of scrap material from the scrap store. They have to be able to float mind as we will be sailing them next week on the River Windrush at Bourton on the Water. To see what I mean use this link. Scout Hut, usual times.
Sunday 12th Oct
Woodcraft Folk Walk on Cleeve Hill and picnic at Belas Knap - A walk for all the family, starting and finishing at the car park by the golf club, from 10:45am to 3pm ish. For more details and a map of the route use this link.
Monday 13th Oct
Sailing Boats at Bourton - 6pm to 7:30pm, bring dry clothes if your Kingfisher Elfin is in anyway adventurous. To see what I mean use this link!
Monday 20th Oct
Apple Pressing and Apple Games - A celebration of apple day (21st Oct). Try your hand (or rather mouth) at a bit of apple bobbing and bring apples to make your very own apple juice. Scout Hut, usual times.
 
Half term and so no Woodies, sorry.
Monday 3rd Nov
Halloween Ghost Story Telling and Bonfire - A meeting for the brave only. Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 10th Nov
Woodies Membership Badges and Games Night - Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 17th Nov
Tee shirt printing - Time to make your own very special tee shirt to be worn at Woodies and any other time you like. Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 24th Nov
Night walk on Lecky Hill - With fairy lights, nightime story and hot chocolate. Bring hats and gloves and a torch. 6pm to 7.30pm at the Daisy Bank Car Park.
Monday 1st Dec
Woodies Membership Badges and Games Night Part 2 - Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 8th Dec
Making Loom Bands - Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 15th Dec
Charity Bring and Buy - time to empty your toy cupboard and piggy banks and bring all to this evening's sale. Proceeds to a charity of your choice. For all groups. Scout Hut, 6 - 7.30.
 
Term restarts on Monday 5th January.


Summer Programme 2014

Monday 28th Apr
Camp Fire with songs, news & campfire grub - Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 5th May
Picnic Bank Holiday picnic lunch at the Jazz Festival. Montpellier Gardens 12-2
9th - 11th May
Big Mose Weekend!
Monday 12th May
Games & Levellers prep an evening of games & preparing for Leveller's Day making banners, shakers, twirly ribbons etc.
Saturday 17th May
Leveller's Day!
Monday 19th May
Pilley Bridge Play survey at Pilley nature reserve
 
Half term
Monday 2nd June
Pilley Bridge Creating play map at pilley nature reserve and bushcraft (animal tracks)
Monday 9th June
Puppets Puppet theatre. Scout Hut
Monday 16th June
Den Building Den building on Lecky Hill. 6pm - 7:30pm. Drop-off & pickup at Daisy Bank carpark.
Monday 23rd June
Bicycle Maintenance Bicycle Maintenance session in the Scout Hut
Sunday 29th June
Bike ride Bike ride in Forest of Dean
Monday 30th June
Lido a swim at the Lido in Cheltenham (5:30 - 7:30)
Monday 7th July
Water games an evening of fun & getting wet!
Monday 14th July
BBQ at Crickely Hill (6 - 7:30)


Spring Programme 2013/14

Monday 6th Jan
Camp Fire with songs, news & campfire grub - Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 13th Jan
Skittles - An evening of traditional pub skittles with our own Woodcraft twist. Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 20th Jan
Lantern Making - A craft evening making lanterns in preperation for a very special event next week. Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 27th Jan
The Great Woodcraft Wassail - (Working for the Carnival and Ecologist badges.) Our take on the traditional Wassail to help kick start the apple growing season on the Pilley Bridge Nature Reserve Community Orchard, an evening of music making, song and chanting under candle light. Magical. Meeting in the Community Orchard, usual times.
Monday 3rd Feb
Making Bird Feeders for your Gardens - (Working for the Ecologist badge.) Help our birds through the winter with yogurt pots, fatty seed balls and string. Scout Hut usual times.
Monday 10th Feb
Decorating Biscuits - Scout Hut, usual times.
 
Half term and so no Woodies, sorry.
Monday 24th Feb
Story Telling - (Working for the Carnival badge.) Come with some great ideas and help us make some fantastic stories. Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 3rd Mar
Pancake Day Pancakes - Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 10th Mar
Drumming Workshop - (Working for the Carnival Badge.) Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 17th Mar
Night Hike - Bring torches and outdoor clothes for a walk and some star gazing. Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 24th Mar
Building Homes for Slow Worms - (Working for the Ecologist Badge.) Meet at the Community Orchard, Pilley Bridge Nature Reserve, usual times.
Monday 31st Mar
Skate Boarding - Montpellier Gardens, usual times.
 
Easter school holiday so no Woodies until Monday 21st April.
Monday 21st Apr
Exploring the new Cheltenham Museum and Art Gallery - Meet in the museum foyer at 10.30am, picnic lunch or cafe lunch (not provided) 12noon. Finish 1pm.


Autumn Programme 2013

Monday 9th Sept
Camp Fire with Popcorn and Marshmallows - Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 16th Sept
Bushcraft at Pilley Bridge Nature Reserve - An evening of games and activities based on bushcraft at the Community Orchard (Mead Road end). Usual times.
Sunday 22nd Sept
Woodcraft Walk on the Sugar Loaf.
Monday 23rd Sept
Building and decorating Hedgehog Homes - Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 30th Sept
Siting Hedgehog Homes in the Pilley Bridge Nature Reserve - Meet at the Community Orchard (Mead Road end), usual times.
Monday 7th Oct
Boat Building - Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 14th Oct
Sailing Boats on the Windrush at Borton-on-the-Water - Meet in Bourton, 6 to 7.30.
Sunday 20th Oct (pm)
2pm - 4pm. Official Opening of the Pilley Bridge Nature Reserve Community Orchard - Woodcraft organised games around the theme of apples as part of this event run by the Nature Reserve. Opening by Martin Horwood MP.
Monday 21st Oct
Apple Day Activities - Games and apple pressing to celebrate Apple Day. Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 4th Nov
Camp fire with hot dogs and sparklers - Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 11th Nov
Membership badges - Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 18th Nov
Walk up tramway, and into wood - Meet at Daisy Bank carpark at 6pm. Please wear appropriate clothes & bring a torch!
Monday 25th Nov
Membership badges - Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 2nd Dec
Circus skills - Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 9th Dec
Craft roundabout - Scout Hut, usual times.
Monday 16th Dec
Bring and buy charity fund raiser, joint with Pioneers & Venturers - Scout Hut, 6 to 7.30 pm.