Southampton City Scouts News

Bronze Chief Scouts Award at 7th

Posted on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

They set out the chairs then sat down to await the arrival of the visitor. At 3pm over 40 parents, brothers, sisters and other family members started to arrive. The beavers showed their visitors to a seat and waited until everyone had arrived.
The presentations them started, each beaver was called to the front by Grey Owl, asked the say something they had enjoyed doing when completing the Challenges. The answers ranged from games, beavers on a Saturday (beaver craft day in November), learning sign language, going to Paultons, rock climbing to colouring and just coming to beavers. The badges were pinned on to their uniform and after a hand shake with Grey Owl they very proudly went back to their seat and it was the next beavers turn.


Bronze Chief Scouts Award at 7th

Posted on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

After all presentations the visitors were invited to have tea. They were reassured that although the sandwiches were a bit buttery on the outside and I could not say how much filling was inside. All hands were clean when they were made.
The afternoon was very much enjoyed by all the visitors and the Leader.
Gail Langton (Silver Birch)


1st Beavers Pretend Camp

Posted on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

The Beavers found a slot inside our special tent & started telling stories, which was great fun.

After the stories, shoes were put on again and everyone went outside to do a ‘Keep Fit’ session with our Young leader Ben.

Everyone did really well with the ‘Keep Fit’ session, except the Leaders were exzausted and were gasping for breath
Time for food, everyone cleaned their hands ready to butter and spread Jam or chocolate on toast then, we all collected a mug of hot chocolate and added marsh mellows and a small piece of Flake chocolate.

Back inside the tent our Young Leader started singing campfire songs with us all, we all sat round a pretend camp fire made with red material fairy lights and real logs.

What a great evening we had, can we do it again the Beavers asked !……….. well i don’t know about that, but the next one we do it will be a real sleep-over.

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From Colin

Posted on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

The 26th have a new Beaver Colony. We have held the first night and Amy who is the beaver leader is being supported to get the section up and running a big thank you to everyone who has helped.

The adult training team is working so much better we have to date 17 people who have completed their wood badge training and it is anticipated that a further 24 will complete this year. A big thank you to Nico and his team of training advisers

District & Group Development Workshop

District & Group development work shop is all ready to go on 2nd February 2013 at Newlands Primary School Millbrook. We have a favorable response from groups and I am looking forward to spending the day with you all looking at ways we can take our scouting forward.

Wilverley

JOB VACANCY: We need a bookings officer to help us deal with the enquiries for the site and the finances. If you now of anyone who may be able to help us with this please give me a call.

Good News the charges for our own groups to use Wilverley have been greatly reduced. It is now recognised that Wilverley is your camp site and we want you to make good use of it. These are the charges that come into effect on the 1st January 2013

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Founders Day Arrangements

Founders Day is being held at St Marks Church Archers Road on Friday 22nd February the service is being run by Chris Davis with support from the 11th Scout Group. Please arrive at 6.15pm and go directly into the church. The church has a car park at the rear and you have nearby roads that you can easily park. See you all then. 

District Cross Country

Cross Country Event @ Sports Centre 10am on Sunday 10th March 2013
Please tell everyone they can come for a run and have fun. Hopefully this year the weather will be kind for us!!

District Web Site

Please remember that you can forward all your good news stories as they happen throughout the month and then Tony will put them all together for a left hand shake publication at the end of the month. So please remember to get all your adverts and good news stories to Tony by the 25th of every month. We always need to shout loud about what we are doing.

Wye Valley Adventurous Activity Weekend 3rd to the 6th May 2013

An initial meeting has taken place for the Scout & Explorer Wye Valley activity weekend. The event will be led by Ian Budd assisted by me and Dave Bowers and Stuart Ganney and Andy Clasby. A further meeting of everyone involved will be held Monday 11th February at the 22nd HQ.

Swimming Blue Card Certificates

 We have the swimming test nights organised at Red Lodge Pool on the following evenings 27th Feb, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th March. Please encourage all the Scouts and Explorers who are going to Wye Valley to go along and take the test.

The Canoe Club AGM

The Canoe Club AGM is being held at the 13th HQ on Wednesday 6th February. Please come along and support the club.

Group and District Census returns

Richard Cook will talk more I am sure about this years census figures which need to be with him very soon. I think it is important that we get it reconciled before the figures are submitted. At some point this year or early next the Scout Association will be launching its new data base which has cost them two million pounds. That will I hope make it far easier to keep data on our people accurately. It is widely expected that the scouting membership will increase by some 10% when data is kept accurately!!
Your GSL’s have a paper copy of the new 2013 district diary which is also in the member’s area on the district website.

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.

Yours in Scouting

Colin Floyd, District Commissioner, Mob Tel 07770364711 or colin.floyd@ntlworld.com

Please visit our district web site: southamptoncityscouts.co.uk

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From Colin

Posted on Friday, January 4th, 2013

District Development Day

We have rearranged the district development day to be held on Saturday 2nd February 2013 starting at 10am to finish prompt at 4pm at the New Newlands Primary School in Millbrook.
I have written to all those invited by email and please could you confirm that you able to come so we can finalise the catering arrangements.

Wilverley

JOB VACANCY: We need a bookings officer to help us deal with the enquiries for the site and the finances. If you now of anyone who may be able to help us with this please give me a call.

Good News the charges for our own groups to use Wilverley have been greatly reduced. It is now recognised that Wilverley is your camp site and we want you to make good use of it. These are the charges that come into effect on the 1st January 2013

Tarrif.pngYour GSL’s have a paper copy of the new 2013 district diary which is also on the district website.

Please remember that you can forward all your good news stories as they happen throughout the month and then Tony will put them all together for a left hand shake publication at the end of the month. So please remember to get all your adverts and good news stories to Tony by the 25th of every month. We always need to shout loud about what we are doing.

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.

Yours in Scouting

Colin Floyd, District Commissioner, Mob Tel 07770364711 or colin.floyd@ntlworld.com


Manston Court

Posted on Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

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We ended the evening with a few more Carols, finishing with ‘We wish you a Merry Christmas’. We had a great evening, children did us proud again with their polite ways and kindness they showed to the residents.

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