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As Scouts, we believe in preparing young people with skills for life.

We encourage young people to do more, learn more and be more. Each week, we help over 460,000 young people aged 6-25 enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future.

What’s been going on recently?

DofE Season has begun!

Bronze and Silver DofE 2020 has begun! Well done to all the Explorers who completed their Expedition training last weekend in the New Forest. First step complete! For more information on how you can earn your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award with us, follow the link below:

Video: A year of Cubs!

We love this video from the Cubs at 2nd Southampton in Shirley. Take a look at some of their highlights over the last year. If you have a video to share, please send it in!

Gallery: Photos from the 20th Century

As 2020 marks the start of a new decade. We thought it would be nice to look back at some photos of scouts in Southampton in previous decades. Here are over 80 photos of scouting in Southampton from the 50’s to the 70’s. If you’d like to see more photos from the archives. Check out […]

Poppy Appeal and Remembrance Service

Well folks here we are at the end of two weeks selling poppies. My grateful thanks go to all of the members of Active Support who did a “stint” at our stand in Sainsburys. Also my thanks go to Thelma Young, Kerry Budd, the 7th Cubs, the 26th Cubs, the 29th Cubs, the 11th Group […]

11th Cubs: Helping to save little lives and the environment

Over the last few weeks the 11th┬ácub scouts have been learning about the charity Kicks Counts and how they can use their rubbish to raise money for them. Kicks Counts is a charity that was set up in 2009 and aims to reduce the stillbirth and neonatal death rate by raising awareness of baby movements.  […]

100 days left to achieve your Hampshire 110 Badge!

For the past 110 years, Scouts in Hampshire have been gaining Skills for Life. From spending their first night away from home to facing fears, Scouts gives people of all ages the chance to try something new and develop key skills that help them to succeed. To celebrate our birthday, in January we released an occasional badge! But […]

Gone Home: Les Grafton (Updated with Funeral Details)

Les Grafton, a member of the Scout Movement for over 60 years has died in hospital on Thursday 1st August. Les was a member of Southampton City District Active Support. Funeral details in due course. The funeral service of the late Les Grafton will be at the East Chapel, Southampton Crematorium, Bassett Green Road, Southampton,SO16 […]

Queen Scout Award for Alice

A massive well done and congratulations to Alice on achieving her Queen Scout Award, the top award in scouting.

District Archery Competition Results 2019

Well done to everyone who took part in last weekend’s district Archery competition. The results are in: Cubs Cubs Highest individual score: 3rd Place: Daniel P – 14th -265pts2nd Place: Lewis P – 22nd -266pts1st Place: William G – 29th – 274pts Cubs Highest team score: 3rd Place: 2nd – 635pts2nd Place: 1st – 704pts1st […]

Gone Home: Margaret Grafton

One of our long term members of Active Support, Margaret Grafton, passed away in her sleep at the weekend. She had been unwell and in care for some time. Our thoughts and prayers are with Les and his family at this sad time. Margaret had given over 60 years of service to the Scout Movement. […]

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