Open Advent Window 1 – Advent Candle

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Advent Wreaths

Reflection by Adrian Rogers (aka Colonel Hathi)

On each of the Sundays in Advent, many churches and households light a candle in an advent wreath of 5 candles – one for each Sunday and one for Christmas Day.

Advent, like Christmas, is a season of expectation, celebration, and hope, connected to the birth of the prophesied Messiah and the promise of Christ’s subsequent ministry.

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Report from Phil Heard (Group Scout Leader and Scout Leader (acting))

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Dear Parents, families, young people and supporters of our group

Writing this from the comfort of my kitchen in the midst of a pandemic is a very odd feeling. 8 months ago many of us had never used Zoom. 8 months on and some love it and others hate it. I know Facetime, Whatsapp, Zoom and GoogleMeet are better than social isolation but for many this form of contact is artificial, intrusive or technically unavailable.

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167th Scout Group launch website

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Crawling in to the 21st Centure, the 167th Bristol (Westbury Baptist) Scout group have launched their first website! You are looking at it right now.

The website will be a resource for young people interested in finding out about scouting in Westbury-on-Trym. If that’s you – you can read about the different sections by following the links above, or make an enquiry about joining.

We will also post occasional snippets of news so – have a read of the latest happenings in the 167th Group.

If any Beavers, Cubs, Scouts or Explorers would like to write an article for the website, talk to your section leader – we’d love to see some youth generated content!