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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…
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13th Beavers Christmas Sleepover:
Explorers’ Christmas Camp
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14th Scouts (Wednesday Troop) Christmas Camp
Network Christmas Camp
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Explorers’ Christmas Cracker Challenge
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Cubs Carol Service
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!
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
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.
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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?
Posted on Friday, December 29th, 2017
Well done to all those who took part in the Explorer Christmas Camp in Winchester earlier this month.
The Ice Skating on Saturday looked like a lot of fun! The photos below speak for themselves.
Congratulations to 2 leaders who were invested – Henry and Lucy.
Finally, a massive well done to Amber for her Young leader belt, presented by Sam (DESC)
Posted on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
You’ve got to be tough to get through a weekend in Snowdonia! Scouts, Explorers and Network members have just returned from an adventurous trip reaching the peaks of North Wales. Saturday’s mist, rain and wind didn’t stop our teams reaching the summits of Snowdon and Tryfan. By Sunday the weather eased, rewarding us with some stunning views. Well done to everyone who attended, it’s a big achievement.
Posted on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
On a bright sunny February day the Southampton District Explorers assembled for a day of Paintballing. We were kitted out with body armour, overalls and goggles and received our safety brief before we were set loose with our paintball markers. Throughout the day we had various missions to complete including storming the London bus, defending a castle and saving ‘George’ in the Tomb Raiders.
We used many of our Scouting skills of: courage; stealth; following instructions; being self-reliant, as well as working as part of a team. We remembered our Founder Lord Baden Powel as a military man and reflected on his ability to turn his battlefield experiences into the positive youth movement that we all enjoy today.
Happy Birthday BP.
Posted on Monday, November 7th, 2016
On the last weekend of October, 9 Explorer Scouts from The Southampton District put on their hike boots and rucksacks to embark on their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award Expedition. The two teams completed their training and a practice expedition earlier in the month and spent several evenings planning routes and preparing route cards. Each team had to carry everything they needed for the two days, including tents, first aid equipment, cookers, food, and all their personal kit.
The Explorers set off from Ferny Croft on Saturday morning, navigating across the forest to arrive at Wilverley campsite mid-afternoon. After cooking a hot meal they settled down to good night’s rest. On the Sunday morning the teams packed away their equipment, making sure they left the site spotless and continued their Expedition to Pickets Post. As they navigated through the forest they gathered information and photographs ready for a group presentation, which will complete the requirements of the D of E Expedition.
We were lucky to have dry and mild weather for the weekend, with an added bonus of an extra hour of sleep, due to the change of the clocks.
We will continue to support the Explorers with the other sections of the D of E Award: Volunteering, Skill, and physical, and hope to be able to present their Bronze Awards along with Chief Scout’s Awards soon.
As well as all 9 Explorer Scouts completing their Expedition; Explorer leader, Jake Toomer, has successfully passed his assessment as a D of E Expedition Assessor. We now have 4 qualified D of E Expedition Assessors in the District who look forward to seeing more groups next year.
Thanks to Mark for assessing Jake’s Assessed Assessment. Also thanks to Vicky and Rozy for acting as D of E Supervisors on the practice and Assessed Expedition.
Amanda Toomer, AESL Endeavour
Posted on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
Scouts, Explorers and Network members have just returned from an epic weekend in the mountains in Snowdonia, they even had decent weather this year! Thanks to 25th ESU who shared these pictures. Also, check out some other photos over on Google Photos and Instagram and share us your photos if you were there #summitcamp