Southampton City Scouts News

☀️ 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?


Summer Camps 2017 Round Up

Posted on Monday, August 14th, 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Summer!!!! (followed by Christmas).
The long days, sunshine and school holidays can only mean one thing… Summer Camps!

This page will be updated throughout the Summer to show you what our groups have been up to.

Explorers: Tanzania 2017

Some of our Explorer Scouts (and leaders) have been in Tanzania ALL SUMMER, They have undertook a community project (such as building a school, medical centre etc.), and took part in various activities, a safari, and a mini jamboree to celebrate 100 years of Tanzania Scouting.

For updates visit their Facebook page below:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Tanzania2017

9th Southampton Beavers, Cubs and Scouts

The entire 9th Southampton Group camped in the New Forest for a weekend in late July! Take a look at this epic pioneering project completed the scouts!

 

2nd Southampton Scouts

The 2nd Scouts were in South Wales for their week-long adventure. On the Agenda was Surfing, Gorge-Walking, Hiking, Rafting, High Ropes, Swimming and a Coal mine. Here are a couple of videos we love…

🏄‍♀️🏄 Surfing at Rest Bay

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Rafting 🤽‍♂️💦

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Apollo Explorers

Apollo ESU also visited South Wales for a week-long break. They took part in Canyoning, Rafting, hikes, day trips to Cardiff and Escape rooms. Here’s a video of one of the canyoning jumps in the Brecon Beacons:


14th Highfield Friday Scouts

Clearly Wales is the place to be for adventure! 14th Friday Scouts travelled all the way up to Snowdonia for their 9 day camp which included herding sheep out of our camping field, climbing & scrambling up mountains & down valleys, exploring underground slate mines by boat-ride, exploring tree-tops via many many zip-wires, cycling on “single-tracks” in hilly forests, bouncing in underground trampolines and surfing in a man-made lake. This video shows it all!

This video shows some of the best bits!

Friday Scouts 9-Day Summer Camp in 90 seconds – it doesn't really do it justice, but during the week, we:* herded sheep out of our camping field* climbed & scrambled up mountains & down valleys* explored underground slate mines by boat-ride, climbing, abseiling, via-ferrata and zip-wire* explored tree-tops via many many zip-wires* climbed & bouldered on rocks* cycled on "single-tracks" in hilly forests* bounced in underground trampolines* surfed in a man-made lakeThe lovely Welsh weather sadly cancelled a few of our plans (biggest zip-wire in Europe, coasteering, hammocking expedition & sea-kayaking) – but we all had a great time!Roll on the next camp!

Nai-post ni Ed Jellard noong Lunes, Agosto 14, 2017

 

1st Southampton Scouts

1st Scouts have been up to in the sunshine at Ferny Crofts this summer. Building shelters, sleeping out in hammocks & cooking pizza in the new oven. Take a look at their video below

 

25th Southampton Scouts & Explorers

This Sea Scout group have been making use of their new boats with summer trips out on the Solent. Here’s some snaps of their trip to the Bramble Bank sandbar which appears in the middle of the Solent during a low tide. A great spot to play some wide-games

 

29th Immaculata Scouts

The 29th Scouts were on summer camp in Christchurch. 🙂 During the week they visited Brownsea Island, the birthplace of Scouting, and renewed their promises at the site of the first Scout camp that Baden-Powell ran. Here they are at the flagpole!

What have you been up to? Let us know!

 


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.


Daily Echo Reports: Scout group celebrates 60 years

Posted on Saturday, January 25th, 2014

mcscoutsbirthday03.JPGScouts of all ages celebrate the anniversary.

 

FOR six decades they have been teaching children to be prepared.

Now, the 9th Southampton City Scout Group has celebrated its 60-year anniversary in style at their headquarters in Shirley Warren.

More than 60 people, including both past members and the current generation, enjoyed the anniversary held at the Scout hut in Bindon Road.

It was in 1953, that Reverend Milne of St Jude’s church in Shirley Warren recognised the need for a Cub pack in the area.

They were officially recognised by the Scout Association a year later and moved to its current base in Bindon Road in 1967.

Since then hundreds of children have been taught the Scout values, learnt survival skills away on camping trips and earned various badges.

Group Leader Neil Webb, said: “There has been huge amount of hard work from the leaders.

“It is fantastic to have people that have come through the Scouts here today. We would not be here now if they had not done their bit.”

He added: “A lot of the young people have games and things that keep them inside, but our group gives them the chance to do more adventures and take part in activities like camping.”

Among those celebrating was Myrna Russell, 71, retired from Merryoak, a leader of the 60’s. She said: “I like the friendly co-operation and how well structured it is and how we learn useful things.”

Also there was Gordon Bailey, 70, from Dibden Purlieu who was leader from 1961 to 1965. He said: “I think the best thing about the Scouts is the character building.

“There’s a saying, once a Scout always a Scout.”