Pilots is a national organisation for children and young people. Each week, at St George’s, we offer a range of games, crafts, activities & programmes.
We also go on trips and outings from time to time throughout the year. Once a year the Pilots take part in an annual camp - traditionally a weekend of fun at Phasels Wood Scout camp. Only open to Adventurer groups and above.
Pilots is split into two age groups and all run on Thursday evenings during term time. Pilots will start one week after the new term starts and will end one week before the term ends. Normally this is around 12-13 week long. There is a charge and it is £20 per child with concessions for families with more than one child attending.
Pilots - is the place to be on a Thursday night!! We have lots of fun each week playing games, taking part in activities and craft and learning new things. Once a year we head off for Pilots camping - we normally head off to Phasels Wood Scout camp - for a weekend of fun, games and getting some time away from mum and dad, which is good for your childs development. If you want to know more email firstname.lastname@example.org
A typical night programme will look like this.....
5:45pm arrive and register - Free time to play and run around - NOTE: Parents please bring your child(ren) on to the premises. 6pm - 6:30pm - Structured learning games. 6:30 - 6:45pm - Craft or activity. 6:45pm - 6:55pm - Story, video or something similar 6:55pm - 7pm - Free time - run around before heading home!!!
PILOTS is a Christian Organisation for children and young people from the age of 5, it is based in churches but every child is welcome. Pilots is non-uniformed but they wear a badge and work for year badges through a programme of exciting activities and projects called crests and seals
Pilots is ecumenical, sponsored by the United Reformed Church and the Congregational Federation.
Pilots was born out of a great historical 'story'. It's because of this story that Pilots has such a great tradition of affiliation with the world church. This is one of the aspects that make it unique.
How it all began
John Williams was a missionary and with his wife Mary went out to the islands in the South Pacific to take the Christian message. They had a very interesting time and their mission was fraught with danger. John was killed in the South Pacific in 1839. In 1936 the London Missionary Society invited children all over the country to save their ship halfpennies and contribute to buying a ship in John's memory so that his work could continue. Several ships were bought in this way and PILOTS came into being.