Southampton City Scouts News

Gone Home: Les Grafton (Updated with Funeral Details)

Posted on Sunday, August 4th, 2019

Les Grafton, a member of the Scout Movement for over 60 years has died in hospital on Thursday 1st August. Les was a member of Southampton City District Active Support. Funeral details in due course.

The funeral service of the late Les Grafton will be at the East Chapel, Southampton Crematorium, Bassett Green Road, Southampton,SO16 3QB at 2pm on Tuesday 20th August 2019. Afterwards, everyone is invited to The Atherley Bowling Club, Hill Lane Southampton SO15  5DB. The family have asked for a Uniform Scout Guard of Honour at the Crematorium. I would ask anyone wishing to take part in the Guard of Honour to be in place by 1.45 pm.


Queen Scout Award for Alice

Posted on Thursday, June 13th, 2019

A massive well done and congratulations to Alice on achieving her Queen Scout Award, the top award in scouting.


District Archery Competition Results 2019

Posted on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Well done to everyone who took part in last weekend’s district Archery competition. The results are in:

Cubs

Cubs Highest individual score:

3rd Place: Daniel P – 14th -265pts
2nd Place: Lewis P – 22nd -266pts
1st Place: William G – 29th – 274pts

Cubs Highest team score:

3rd Place: 2nd – 635pts
2nd Place: 1st – 704pts
1st Place: 22nd – 779pts

Scouts

Scouts Highest individual score:

3rd Place: Sophie S – 22nd – 248pts
2nd Place: John C – 2nd – 248pts
1st Place: Rachel L – 22nd – 280pts

Scouts Highest team score:

3rd Place: 29th team B- 578pts
2nd Place: 29th team A – 598pts
1st Place: 22nd – 888pts

Explorers

Explorers Highest individual score:

3rd Place: Sophie L – Phoenix ESU – 229pts
2nd Place: JD N – Kraken ESU – 238pts
1st Place: Theo L – Kraken ESU – 271pts


Gone Home: Margaret Grafton

Posted on Monday, May 20th, 2019

One of our long term members of Active Support, Margaret Grafton, passed away in her sleep at the weekend. She had been unwell and in care for some time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Les and his family at this sad time.

Margaret had given over 60 years of service to the Scout Movement.

A Memorial Service/Funeral for Margaret Grafton,will be held at 11 am on Thursday 13th June 2019 at St. James Road Methodist Church, Shirley. The Active Support Unit will be mounting a Guard of Honour at the church. Any uniform members of the district who would like to join the Guard of Honour will be most welcome and should be at the church by 10.45 am.


Calling all Scouts and Explorers: Target Sprint is back!

Posted on Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Target Sprint is back

Our next Planned Events are:

Saturday 11th May 2019 – Scouting and non-scouting open competition & National Series [49.5mm targets](21st Romsey HQ)
Enter via Eventbrite >> HERE <<

Sunday 12th May 2019 – GB Ranking / Super-League [35mm targets]
Enter via Eventbrite >> HERE <<


Southampton City District: St George’s Day Awards

Posted on Thursday, April 4th, 2019

It’s the time in the year when we recognise adults in the district that have given outstanding service over the years in differing ways.

A massive congratulations and well done to those listed here for their input and achievements.
These will be presented to the individuals over the coming weeks.

Antony Wilkinson
Chief Scouts Commendation

Elaine Buckland
Chief Scouts Commendation

Iain Redmill
Chief Scouts Commendation

Kris Partridge
Chief Scouts Commendation

Russell Andrews
Chief Scouts Commendation

Veronica Radford
Chief Scouts Commendation

Evelyn Willett
Award Of Merit

Sarah Granger
Award Of Merit

Jane Cook
Bar to Award Of Merit

Nico Chart
Bar to Award Of Merit

Janet Toy
Bar to Award Of Merit

Shaun Cassidy
Bar to Award Of Merit

Future awards nominations will be geld in the Spring and Autumn each yea and the district awards team will consolidate these and process them to County.Details of all the awards can be found here:

https://scouts.org.uk/media/918926/SGD-Roll-of-Honour-2018-FINAL-v10.pdf


Notice: St Georges Day event 2019 Cancelled

Posted on Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Dear All,

Unfortunately the St Georges Day event for this year, 2019,  has had to be cancelled The district team worked on this for some time following the feedback from the sections but no suitable venue could be found.
Thanks to all those involved in the process this year. We hope that we have something in place for 2020.

David Bowers (DC)


11th Cub Presented with Lee Budd Award

Posted on Thursday, March 21st, 2019

On a cold night in March, Sue Budd, Kerry Budd and Veronica Radford attended the 11th Pack night to present Finley with the Lee Budd Award for “Outstanding Endeavour”.  This is only the second time this award has been presented as the recipients have to overcome extreme adversity.

He is an outstanding Cub Scout who has persevered and continues to conquer his fears and problems in everyday life.  He enjoys his cub experiences (park nights, outings and camps) and has benefited in many ways from all the new and exciting experiences cubs has offered him during his Scouting Adventure.

Congratulations Finley.


Beaver Founder’s Day Celebrations

Posted on Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

This year we had a beavers only celebration for our founder Robert Baden-Powell’s birthday.  Over 120 beavers and leaders from seven colonies came together to learn about BP through games and crafts.  We finished off with a sing-song around the campfire and cake.


Scouts Taster Sessions. The Best thing you’ll do in March

Posted on Thursday, March 7th, 2019

We are holding 3 weeks of taster sessions with a view to opening a new Scout troop in Southampton for young people aged 10-14.

Join us between 7 and 9pm on Friday 8th March for the first of 3 sessions at 2nd Southampton Scout Group, Ridding Close, SO15 5PJ.

Contact Anne on 07956 013513 or anne.holdorph@scouts.org.uk to register your child’s place, find out more or if you are interested in volunteering as an adult.