Southampton City Scouts News

Outdoor Cooking and Forester Day

Posted on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

During half term 45 Scouts from across the district took on a challenge to achieve an activity badge in a single day. Some Scouts opted to light their own fire and then cook 2 meals for their patrol. The rest of the Scouts found out about the different trees of the forest, how to protect them and also how to safely chop wood using an axe and a saw.
It was a hugely successful day.

Well done to all the young people who took part and thanks to everyone who came out to support the Scouts and help them achieve their badges.


Cubs District Chess Evening

Posted on Saturday, February 13th, 2016

On Wednesday the 3rd of February, the Cubs District Chess Competition took place, having been running for 50 years by the same volunteers, the Drew Brothers.

The winner of the under 9½ trophy is Ridley from the 22nd.

The winners of the over 9½ trophy are:
James from the 11th (has trophy at the moment.)
Leo from the 22nd
Maxim from the 29th
George from the 7th.

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Hampshire Training Update – February

Posted on Monday, February 8th, 2016

Details reflecting where we are with bookings for training modules for February to April 2016 can be found on the County website at

We usually stop at 24 delegates on each, and really need a minimum of 10 delegates to run most modules (residential a minimum of 15) – please ensure you book on Adult Training Modules in plenty of time to prevent cancellation!

There are currently a couple of places left on the Residential weekend on the 19th & 20th March covering Modules 5,7,8,9,12(a/b),16, if you want to attend this weekend book soon.

To book a place on any of the County Adult Training Modules download an Adult Training form or use the on-line booking form. For District run Modules please email the District contact shown.

Gene Burgoyne
County Training Administrator (Courses)
County Website:
Application forms:

Cross Country Event: 6th March

Posted on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

This years Scout District Cross Country fun event is being held at the Sports Centre starting sharp at 10am on Sunday 6th March 2016.

This is a great fun event open to all Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Network, giving everyone a chance to race and win themselves a certificate and their group a trophy for their group trophy cabinet.

Parents and families are very welcome to come along and cheer them round the course.