Southampton City Scouts News

DofE Season has begun!

Posted on Saturday, February 15th, 2020

Bronze and Silver DofE 2020 has begun! Well done to all the Explorers who completed their Expedition training last weekend in the New Forest. First step complete!

For more information on how you can earn your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award with us, follow the link below:


Video: A year of Cubs!

Posted on Saturday, February 15th, 2020

We love this video from the Cubs at 2nd Southampton in Shirley. Take a look at some of their highlights over the last year.

If you have a video to share, please send it in!


Gallery: Photos from the 20th Century

Posted on Friday, December 27th, 2019

As 2020 marks the start of a new decade. We thought it would be nice to look back at some photos of scouts in Southampton in previous decades. Here are over 80 photos of scouting in Southampton from the 50’s to the 70’s.

If you’d like to see more photos from the archives. Check out 2nd Southampton’s Flickr album.

Captions are work in progress


Poppy Appeal and Remembrance Service

Posted on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Well folks here we are at the end of two weeks selling poppies. My grateful thanks go to all of the members of Active Support who did a “stint” at our stand in Sainsburys. Also my thanks go to Thelma Young, Kerry Budd, the 7th Cubs, the 26th Cubs, the 29th Cubs, the 11th Group and the 13th Group. You all did a great job. I have a running total of money collected until Friday evening, but I am going to keep you in suspense until I have the full total from British Legion. It will surprise you all !!!Thanks also to those members who joined me at the Cenotaph on Sunday morning and to the members of Network, Siobahn, Bailey and Henry who laid a wreath on behalf of the District. I think we all did a great job in showing Scouting supporting the community. Total amount collected for the Poppy Appeal will be circulated when I have it. Thank you all, George Longhurst.

Update:

Herewith the total collected for the Poppy Appeal, by the District on behalf of The British Legion. £7,869.25p (This includes money collected by the 13th Group at their church parade) My contact at British Legion tells me that this is a record amount collected on that site. Once again WELL DONE to everyone who took part.


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!


Gone Home: Les Grafton (Updated with Funeral Details)

Posted on Sunday, August 4th, 2019

Les Grafton, a member of the Scout Movement for over 60 years has died in hospital on Thursday 1st August. Les was a member of Southampton City District Active Support. Funeral details in due course.

The funeral service of the late Les Grafton will be at the East Chapel, Southampton Crematorium, Bassett Green Road, Southampton,SO16 3QB at 2pm on Tuesday 20th August 2019. Afterwards, everyone is invited to The Atherley Bowling Club, Hill Lane Southampton SO15  5DB. The family have asked for a Uniform Scout Guard of Honour at the Crematorium. I would ask anyone wishing to take part in the Guard of Honour to be in place by 1.45 pm.


Queen Scout Award for Alice

Posted on Thursday, June 13th, 2019

A massive well done and congratulations to Alice on achieving her Queen Scout Award, the top award in scouting.


District Archery Competition Results 2019

Posted on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Well done to everyone who took part in last weekend’s district Archery competition. The results are in:

Cubs

Cubs Highest individual score:

3rd Place: Daniel P – 14th -265pts
2nd Place: Lewis P – 22nd -266pts
1st Place: William G – 29th – 274pts

Cubs Highest team score:

3rd Place: 2nd – 635pts
2nd Place: 1st – 704pts
1st Place: 22nd – 779pts

Scouts

Scouts Highest individual score:

3rd Place: Sophie S – 22nd – 248pts
2nd Place: John C – 2nd – 248pts
1st Place: Rachel L – 22nd – 280pts

Scouts Highest team score:

3rd Place: 29th team B- 578pts
2nd Place: 29th team A – 598pts
1st Place: 22nd – 888pts

Explorers

Explorers Highest individual score:

3rd Place: Sophie L – Phoenix ESU – 229pts
2nd Place: JD N – Kraken ESU – 238pts
1st Place: Theo L – Kraken ESU – 271pts


Gone Home: Margaret Grafton

Posted on Monday, May 20th, 2019

One of our long term members of Active Support, Margaret Grafton, passed away in her sleep at the weekend. She had been unwell and in care for some time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Les and his family at this sad time.

Margaret had given over 60 years of service to the Scout Movement.

A Memorial Service/Funeral for Margaret Grafton,will be held at 11 am on Thursday 13th June 2019 at St. James Road Methodist Church, Shirley. The Active Support Unit will be mounting a Guard of Honour at the church. Any uniform members of the district who would like to join the Guard of Honour will be most welcome and should be at the church by 10.45 am.