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Posted on Sunday, November 11th, 2018
Thank you to members of Active Support, the Deputy DC,Leaders and members of the 7th Cubs,and Leaders and members of the 13th Group,for supporting The British Legion. All of the above spent long hours selling poppies in Waitrose Store, Portswood.A bonus was that one leader and Scouts from the 13th were invited to visit a nearby nursing home for elderly residents to distribute poppies.They were very well received.What a great demonstration of Scouts working in the community.Well done.I will publish the amount collected when British Legion tell me.
Thank you to everyone from different sections who attended the,Remembrance Service at the Cenotaph. Well done and thank you to Explorers Sophie and Emma from the Endeavour Unit who laid a wreath on behalf of the Scouts. We had 20 members attended the service which was good to have our Scout uniforms on display to the public, and demonstrate that young people do care and that “we remember them”. My thanks to you all.
Written by George Longhurst – Active Support Manager.
Posted on Monday, October 29th, 2018
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Posted on Friday, October 5th, 2018
What is it?
Roverang is a Scout and Guide show that is focused on having fun whilst putting on a stage show in a professional theatre. It gives young people the opportunity to sing, dance and act on stage of a professional theatre. There are NO AUDITIONS, we want everyone to have the opportunity. We want young people to have fun, make friends and enjoy the magic of the theatre.
Roverang is open to all members of the Scout and Guide movements from Beavers and Rainbows up to Network and Rangers (Up to 25 years old)
Rehearsals take place every Sunday at St Marys Independent School, Midanbury Lane, SO184DJ
Adults, Juniors and Kids rehearsals are 4pm – 6:30pm. Miniz (Rainbows and Beavers) rehearsal times will be set a little later but will be about an hour long at some time between these times.
We charge a one off subscription fee of £45 for cast members except for the miniz who pay £25. This covers the cost of the rehearsal venue, costumes etc.
Sign me up!
The sign up day is Sunday 14th Oct 4pm at the school. Adults, Juniors and Kids cast will stay until 6.30pm for their first rehearsal. Miniz cast will start rehearsals a couple of months later.
It’s a great opportunity to experience something that most youngsters don’t have the opportunity to take part in. if you’re not sure if it’s for you, come along for a few weeks and see what you think.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Stuart & Sami
Roverang 2019 Producers
Posted on Sunday, September 30th, 2018
Posted on Sunday, September 30th, 2018
It’s been a busy Summer, with many of our young people attending various camps across the country. Here’s a round up of what happened while school was out for summer!
This year, the scout troop made their way to Chelwood near Bath for a week of activities including caving, cycling around the canels and kayaking on the river Avon – Including operating the locks
Rather than rely on adults to get them to camp. The 9th Scouts made their own way from Southampton to Brownsea Island (Home of the first scout camp). Find out more about their adventure below:
13th Southampton Sea Scouts
The 13th Group held their Summer camp locally at our district camp site in the New Forest. There was still plenty of water, even on dry land.
14th Southampton (Wednesday Troop)
These scouts attened Jurassic International Jamboree in Purbeck. A week long camp with the chance to meet other scouts from over the world.
14th Southampton (Friday Troop)
A very adventerous week for this troop. They made it all the way to the Peak District and climbed some very impressive rock faces.
29th Immaculata Southampton
The Scouts spent their summer camp and enjoyed a swim at the pyramids, took part in archery, tunneling, climbing at Rock Up and rafting. Along with a few visits out and taking on an assault course. The usual Scouting skills and hiking were also included. Here’s a few photos for you…
SSAGO (Student Scouts and Guides)
The Southampton Student Scout and Guide Organisation take to the Lake District for their week-long summer camp!
Explorers (Apollo, Enterprise, Endeavour and Nemesis Units)
Our 4 Explorer units spent 5 days camping out at Walhampton School in the New Forest. Durin their stay they took a trip to the Isle of White for some coasteering, visited Lymington Water Park and powerboated to the Needles.
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Posted on Sunday, September 30th, 2018
A huge congratulations to these 4 Scouts from the 29th Immaculata (Portswood) Troop. We’re all very proud of you!
At the weekend while the weather was rather wet and windy, four scouts from the 29th represented their group and Southampton City District as district winners at the County Emlyn Camping Competition.
Although the sun did come out on Sunday afternoon, the rest of the time was full waterproofs! The weather did not get in their way and they still completed all tasks asked of them.
A very big Well Done to the team for coming away as overall winners and are now Hampshire County Emlyn Champions. (Best Camping Scout Patrol in Hampshire).
During the weekend they also won one of the Special Challenges in Spat a Rat (ball of socks) and managed to hit it 51 times in 20 minutes!
During the weekend one of the Scouts also wrote a prayer (a task to carry out) and won over all. The prayer was so good that our County Commissioner has asked to use it and will put it in the next Scouting Newsletter.
Posted on Monday, September 24th, 2018
The cottage at our District Camp Site needs to be fully re-decorated. We have reserved the weekend of 16th-18th November to do this. The maintenance team are looking for volunteers with painting skills to help complete this job in one weekend. If you would like to come along for all or part of the weekend, please contact me by email email@example.com Please use email so that it is easier for me to keep in touch with everyone before the weekend. Due to the nature of the work, this will be for adults only. There may be bookings at the same time to use the Activity Centre building and the camping fields on that weekend. It will be possible to sleep over in the cottage, as long as you don’t mind the smell of paint!
It is six years since I conducted a review of the site to enable the District to make important financial decisions about improving it, ahead of committing to a new 25 year lease with the Forestry Commission. The overwhelming response then, was to keep it for use by our whole district, and also by other youth organisations, thereby providing a dividend back to district each year.
If you have the time to give regularly on a Tuesday or Friday morning and want to help with routine maintenance, please let me know and I will happily pass this on to the team.
New volunteers are needed and are essential to support the team who freely give their time to maintain the site each week. In doing so, they ensure a financial return to the district which is about 50% of our annual income.
Yours in Scouting,
Posted on Sunday, September 9th, 2018
Well done to all those Cubs who attended the Athletics evening. Everyone tried their best and every single cub earnt a badge. That’s amazing!
Thank you to the Leaders and Young Leaders for their help, and to the 13th who ran a refreshments stall to raise money for our District Charity – PICU.
Posted on Monday, July 2nd, 2018
Last week, Explorers from our district had a day out on their mountain bikes at Swinley Forest.
Swinley Forest has 24km of purpose built, all weather way-marked mountain bike trails that nestle and follow the forest’s natural ebb and flow. The trails are suitable for riders of all levels, from beginners to advanced, and for all sorts of bikes from fat-tyred mountain bikes to kid’s bikes to those wishing to explore on an adventure drop bar style of bike.
Take a quick look at how we got on below…
Posted on Saturday, June 30th, 2018