Welcome to the Southampton City Adventure

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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?

The Great Indoors: 100+ stay-at-home activities to help your kids learn new skills over the next few weeks and months.

We know the coming days and weeks are going to be difficult for families across the UK, as the spread of Covid-19 causes schools to close. As the experts in developing skills and bringing adventure to young people, we want to do what we can to help. While we normally love the great outdoors, we’ve […]

Wilverley Campsite Closed

Wilverley Campsite is now CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE in order to comply with Government and Scout Association guidelines relating to the coronavirus pandemic. Bookings from May, that have not already been cancelled by the site users, will remain on the availability calendar, but can only happen if the site is re-opened. This will remain under constant review […]

Important coronavirus update – 16 March

Dear all,I’m writing to share critical pieces of information relating to the developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. This email follows my previous communications with volunteer managers over the past few weeks.Late [yesterday] afternoon, the Prime Minister has said that everyone in the UK should now avoid non-essential travel and contact with others. Suspension of face-to-face activitiesGiven this guidance, all […]

Gone Home: Chris Lade

Chris Lade was a member and later Scout Leader at the 11th for a number of years and one of the original Leaders at the very first Summit weekend at Yr Hafod in 1972 after also being a leader in 1969 on the Pennine Way, the start of continuous mountaineering in Southampton West District. Chris […]

Cancellation of District Camp and St Georges Day Events 2020

In light of the developing Coronavirus situation and the significant financial risk to Southampton City Scouts if our event has to be cancelled at short notice by measures out of our control, discussions have taken place with our Executive as to the viability of continuing with District Camp and 2020 and the St Georges Day […]

Coronavirus – Managing the risk

Southampton City District Scouts is closely monitoring the current Coronavirus situation. The District will be guided by the government advice and the Scout Association’s guidelines, both available on the link below. The Scout Association: Coronavirus Information Page If there are any updates to the current advice we will circulate these to the District and update […]

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 […]

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