Play Rangers run weekly sessions year round at Mason Road playing fields and Archway Gardens play area during term times. More than 80 children take part in the free activities.
Due to funding cuts the sessions were due to end this month until town councillors stepped in with a £3,150 grant.
Now the programme, described as an outdoor youth club, will continue at least until March next year.
Town councillor Kevin Cranston said: “This is an invaluable scheme which builds communities and teaches children vital social skills.
“If it inspires just one child and helps them develop to be a good citizen then it is excellent value, but it does far more than that. It is hard to measure the cost of the negative things that do not happen because of this scheme.
“But I am convinced that this is the most useful social programme that the Town Council supports and is something I will defend as long as I am a councillor.”
Described as an outdoor youth club, Play Gloucestershire, which runs the Rangers scheme, offers a wide range of activities for young people aged 8 to 14. The charity recently won a national award for its work.
Pip Levett, Director of Play Gloucestershire, said: Our active outdoor play is just what young people need after a busy day at school. They get the chance to meet friends, let off steam, eat healthy campfire snacks and chat to our friendly and caring team of staff and young volunteers.
“Our Rangers help youngsters make sense of difficulties in school, at home and in the community and support them with the modern pressures of growing up. Our interventions can prevent problems from escalating and we have no doubt that regular play sessions contribute to childhood wellbeing in these communities.”
Chloe Dean, aged 14, is a regular to the sessions. She said: “The Play Rangers are very good role models to everyone and they believe in equality, helping the community, but most of all fun.
“They are all kind, caring and just utterly wonderful and give kids like myself something to do which stops us being bored.
“The Play Rangers bring kids together in an equal and fun community creating friendships and learning different skills.”
The Play Rangers are at Mason Road on Tuesdays and at Archway Gardens on Thursdays. Both sessions run from 4pm-6pm. Sessions resume on January 14.