From Colin

Posted on Saturday, September 1st, 2012

All of these scouting opportunities would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of the leader’s.  On behalf of all the young people “a big thank you.”

District Development Day

Most of you would have received from me a personal invite to the District development day which is being held at Fernycroft on Saturday 3rd November. This is a good opportunity for us all to get together and work together to develop and expand our scouting here in Southampton.

You would have read in my notes last month the substantial increase in the amount of children of scouting age and how we need to prepare for meeting that demand. That can only be done if we can get more adults to join us and enable us to expand our operation.

At the moment we have three scout troops who do not have a scout leader so we are hardly starting from a good point.

I really hope you will all come and together I am sure we can find a way to kick start that expansion. If you have not already done so please send me an email confirming you can come for the day.

The District section meetings are taking place soon so please do your best to go along and help plan the forhcoming events. The distrixct has a lot happening over the next few months such as Scouts Solent Regatta, Scouts Maddison Hunt, Cubs Totem pole, Cubs Scrapheap Challenge, Scouts Walkabout, Beavers Paulton Park, District Swimming Gala, Network Kudo competition, Explorers Christmas Camp.

I look forward to seeing you all at these great events.

Al of these activities are in the district diary in the members area of the district website. Please take a look, it has been greatly improved and you can now download the calendar onto your mobile phones if you are that way inclined.

We are holding another Wilverley Maintenance Day on the 29th September. I would ask each and every group to come along and help us keep the site to a good standard.

Wilverley has a new camp blanket badge which was designed by Lewis Yourdi Read of the 1st Scouts I would highly recommend that you puchase them for the youngsters if your going to Wilverley they are available at £1.00 each from Richard Cook.


That is about it I hope you are all raring to go again for scouting we should have a load of fun and adventure!!

Please don’t forget if you need to speak to me with anything your concerned about just give me a call and I am sure I can help you.

Mob Tel 07770364711 or

Yours in Scouting

Colin Floyd