Southampton City Scouts News

11th Cubs: Helping to save little lives and the environment

Posted on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Over the last few weeks the 11th cub scouts have been learning about the charity Kicks Counts and how they can use their rubbish to raise money for them.

Kicks Counts is a charity that was set up in 2009 and aims to reduce the stillbirth and neonatal death rate by raising awareness of baby movements.  How important it is to be aware of movement in the womb.

One of the ways the Charity fundraises is by working with Terracyle.

Terracycle is a recycling company that has specialises in recycling typically hard-to-recycle waste. They offer people the opportunity to be collect certain waste and send it to them to be recycled. All products they collect are not recyclable by our regular council bin collection, so any items sent are saved from going into landfill. Terracycle clean and melt the waste into hard plastic that can be remoulded to make new recycled products.

For example: confectionary wrappers, milk bottle tops, biscuit and cake wrappers, dental products, cat food pouches, bread bags, crisp packets, baby food pouches and stamps.

The cubs collected all their items together in the hall.   This all had to be sorted into categories. So each Six was given an item to collect from the pile – some of these had to be flattened out, others had to checked and cleaned.

Once sorted the items had to be bagged up and taken to the collection point in Millbrook.

For more information please go to:

https://www.kickscount.org.uk/Default.aspx

https://www.facebook.com/groups/RecyclingKCSouthHants/about/


100 days left to achieve your Hampshire 110 Badge!

Posted on Thursday, October 24th, 2019

For the past 110 years, Scouts in Hampshire have been gaining Skills for Life. From spending their first night away from home to facing fears, Scouts gives people of all ages the chance to try something new and develop key skills that help them to succeed.

To celebrate our birthday, in January we released an occasional badge! But time is running out – you can only earn points this calendar year. To get involved, download the badge book here and contact County Office to order – be sure to include your Name, Group, Address and amount of badges required!