Southampton City Scouts News

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?

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

26th Swaythling Cubs visit London

Posted on Saturday, April 25th, 2015

26th Swaythling Cub Scouts were invited to join 2nd and 4th Newbury Cubs on their trip to London this March. 6 cubs and 3 leaders got up early that Saturday morning to catch the train. The Underground was an adventure. We arrived at the Science Museum 5 minutes early which was quite some feat! 

After the Science Museum we headed across to have our photos taken at 10 Downing St (where a mysterious man behind the door handed out postcards of Larry the cat for all). The behaviour of the cubs was impeccable – but then the guards were holding guns!
Onwards to The Lord Amory our scout ship hotel for the night and a well earned Macdonalds in Greenwich, walking back part of the way through the tunnel under the Thames.
After a cosy night and cooked breakfast it was on to The Imperial War Museum and a picnic lunch. After a friendly hat chase around the park it was a sad goodbye to our new friends before 26th squeezed in another Museum – The Natural History this time to say a farewell to Dippy the dinosaur who is soon to be replaced by a whale.
We were all exhausted by the time we got home. Akela was the only one who managed to get lost the whole trip (though she still maintains it was the others that got lost – she knew where she was the whole time!)


Red Nose Day

Posted on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

The 26th Southampton Swaythling Beaver colony held a Red Nose Day event on the 11th of March, raising around £40.


Amy O’Keefe
Beaver Scout Leader, 26th Swaythling