Southampton City Scouts News

Christmas Camps

Posted on Friday, December 21st, 2018

We’ve noticed plenty of festive events going on around our district this holiday season. Here’s a taste at what’s going on…
Please get in touch if you have something to add

13th Beavers Christmas Sleepover:

Explorers’ Christmas Camp

 

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Ice skating ⛸

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14th Scouts (Wednesday Troop) Christmas Camp

Network Christmas Camp

 

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The crackers have been pulled and Christmas Dinner, with all the trimmings, is served!

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Explorers’ Christmas Cracker Challenge

 

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Christmas Cracker Challenge

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Cubs Carol Service


Remembrance Service

Posted on Sunday, November 11th, 2018

Thank you to members of Active Support, the Deputy DC,Leaders and members of the 7th Cubs,and Leaders and members of the 13th Group,for supporting The British Legion. All of the above spent long hours selling poppies in Waitrose Store, Portswood.A bonus was that one leader and Scouts from the 13th were invited to visit a nearby nursing home for elderly residents to distribute poppies.They were very well received.What a great demonstration of Scouts working in the community.Well done.I will publish the amount collected when British Legion tell me.

Thank you to everyone from different sections who attended the,Remembrance Service at the Cenotaph. Well done and thank you to Explorers Sophie and Emma from the Endeavour Unit who laid a wreath on behalf of the Scouts. We had 20 members attended the service which was good to have our Scout uniforms on display to the public, and demonstrate that young people do care and that “we remember them”. My thanks to you all.

Written by George Longhurst – Active Support Manager.


☀️ Round Up: Summer Camps 2018

Posted on Sunday, September 30th, 2018

It’s been a busy Summer, with many of our young people attending various camps across the country. Here’s a round up of what happened while school was out for summer!

2nd Southampton

This year, the scout troop made their way to Chelwood near Bath for a week of activities including caving, cycling around the canels and kayaking on the river Avon – Including operating the locks

9th Scouthampton

Rather than rely on adults to get them to camp. The 9th Scouts made their own way from Southampton to Brownsea Island (Home of the first scout camp). Find out more about their adventure below:

13th Southampton Sea Scouts

The 13th Group held their Summer camp locally at our district camp site in the New Forest. There was still plenty of water, even on dry land.

14th Southampton (Wednesday Troop)

These scouts attened Jurassic International Jamboree in Purbeck. A week long camp with the chance to meet other scouts from over the world.

14th Southampton (Friday Troop)

A very adventerous week for this troop. They made it all the way to the Peak District and climbed some very impressive rock faces.

29th Immaculata Southampton

The Scouts spent their summer camp and enjoyed a swim at the pyramids, took part in archery, tunneling, climbing at Rock Up and rafting. Along with a few visits out and taking on an assault course. The usual Scouting skills and hiking were also included. Here’s a few photos for you…

SSAGO (Student Scouts and Guides)

The Southampton Student Scout and Guide Organisation take to the Lake District for their week-long summer camp!

Explorers (Apollo, Enterprise, Endeavour and Nemesis Units)

Our 4 Explorer units spent 5 days camping out at Walhampton School in the New Forest. Durin their stay they took a trip to the Isle of White for some coasteering, visited Lymington Water Park and powerboated to the Needles.

Have we missed you out? Send us an email to media@southamptoncityscouts.org.uk and we’ll add your story.


District Camp From The Sky

Posted on Monday, May 14th, 2018

Watch this incedible birds-eye video from this year’s District Camp. Drone footage of Lyons Copse Camp Site and Kayaking.

Can you spot yourself?


Delta Force Paintballing Romsey Scouts

Scouts Paint-balling Day

Posted on Monday, February 5th, 2018

Last weekend, over 40 Scouts and leaders spent the day blasting paint-balls at each other at Delta-Force in Romsey. Young people from the 2nd, 7th, 13th, 14th and 29th took part in 12 team games ranging from defending castles, protecting the president in an apocalyptic London and surviving a zombie invasion.

It was a great day of working together, meeting other people from local groups and having the opportunity to shoot paint at each other for fun. We were blessed with a sunny and dry day, although it was pretty chilly.

Well done to everyone who took part. We had some wonderful feedback from the organisers to say that the Scouts were all brilliantly behaved and got really stuck in with the games.  Follow the link below to see some of the photos we took on the day.

Link: Scout Paintballing 2018 Photos

Luke
Scout Leader (2nd)

Delta Force Paintballing Romsey Scouts

 


Paralympic Athlete Aaron Phipps Comes to Visit

Posted on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

For the Disability Awareness Badge we had an amazing evening with Aaron Phipps. A truly inspirational person!
We had over 75 young people come along from Beavers and Cubs. What an amazingly positive person he is, certainly an inspiration! The beavers especially liked watching Aaron flip an opponent out of his wheelchair in the 2012 London Para Olympics! The young people were so well behaved. Big thanks to Amanda Wallace for organising this event.


Scouts DIY Raft Race

Posted on Monday, July 11th, 2016

Teams from across Southampton jointed together at Testwood Lakes for the annual Scout Raft Race. Using a combination of pioneering, paddling and perseverance groups took their craft to the the water and battled against each other. Well done to everyone who took part and those who enjoyed cheering from the waterside. It was a really fun day. See you again next year.
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Could you survive a weekend in the forest with just your friends?

Posted on Monday, June 20th, 2016

Last weekend 8 teams of Scouts from across our district spent 2 nights away camping in the forest without any adult assistance.

Emlyn Camp takes place each year with the aim for young people aged 10.5 to 14 to survive a weekend away with their friends as a group of 4, 5 or 6.

This year we held the camp at Braggers Wood in Bransgore. On the Friday night Scouts arrived from Highfield, Milbrook, Shirley, Freemantle, Aldermoor, Portswood and Regent’s Park. Scouts had to pitch their entire site, cook for themselves and took part in some outdoor challenges to promote teamwork.

Completing Emlyn camp is a huge achievement for everyone who takes part. Not only is the camp a lot of fun, but everyone who takes part learns so much by working as a team with their peers to successfully live and cook together (and hopefully in harmony too).

Emlyn Camp also awards trophies which date back many decades. Teams were given scores throughout the weekend based on their teamwork, cooking and challenges. Well done to 29th Portswood Immaculata who took home the Overall Emlyn Trophy and well done to 1st Aldermoor who won the Scout Challenges Trophy. We also awarded a brand new Judges Choice award this year to 22nd Southamtpon for making considerable progress as a new team.

Congratulations to everyone who took part and thank you to all the adults who helped make the camp a success.

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Joshua of the 13th achieves every Beaver badge

Posted on Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Joshua of the 13th Sea Scout Beaver colony has gained every badge available in Beaver scouting.

This is a wonderful achievement and Joshua has worked so hard.

Congratulations to him and I am sure he will now look forward to even more challenges once he starts in the Cub section.

Joshua and his family and the 13th can be very proud we’ll done

Colin Floyd
District Commissioner


British Legion Poppy Collection

Posted on Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Thank you to everyone in the district who assisted Active Support in selling poppies for the British Legion. Special thanks to my own members of Active Support, Cubs, Scouts and Leaders plus some non-uniform members, from the 7th, 13th and 26th groups for all the help and long hours spent selling.

I am pleased to announce we collected the marvellous sum of £4,256.82p. That is a magnificent effort that not only helped the British Legion in their work but showed to the public that we as a youth movement are willing to help others.

Well done and thank you

George Longhurst
Active Support Manager