Southampton City Scouts News

29th do Food Collection for the Basic Bank

Posted on Saturday, December 24th, 2016

The 29th Immaculata Scout Group took part in this year’s Basic Bank food collection to help support and make sure that local families who are struggling to put food on their table this Christmas, had enough food for this special festive time. It started with Baloo organising a visit from the Southampton Basic Bank branch, to kindly pop along to Cubs one evening and explain more about what they do and why.

From this, the Cub section decided that they would like to start up their own Food Bank like supermarkets do and make a donation from the 29th Scout Group. The other two sections got on board and a lot of food was kindly donated by the members and parents of the group. These including food for special dietary requirements as well.

Akela kindly offered to drop it around to their warehouse, so it could be distributed in time to the families that were in need for it.

A good job all round and thank you to each and every one of you who supported this cause from the 29th Immaculata Scout Group.

Below is some of our food collection in which we managed to put together in two week!

Russ Andrews.
29th Immaculata Group Scout Leader.

Poppy Selling at Waitrose

Posted on Saturday, December 10th, 2016

I have been informed by the British Legion that our Poppy Selling at Waitrose raised a total of £1,871.95.

Well done to everyone who helped. This was a wonderful effort for a very worthwhile cause. Thank you all for supporting Active Support in this venture.

Happy Christmas everyone,
George Longhurst

Our new DC

Posted on Friday, December 9th, 2016

We are very pleased to announce that David Bowers has agreed to become the next District Commissioner of Southampton City Scout District with effect from 1st Jan 2017.

Many of you know David as he is our DESC (District Explorer Scout Commissioner) and we know that he brings great skills and character to the job. (And we will now be seeking a new DESC to replace
David in that role!)

Ian Budd will continue as Deputy DC and we are also pleased to announce that Kerry Budd will be taking up a Deputy DC role too. Kerry is Group Chairman of the 13th Southampton City group.