Southampton City Scouts News

Calling all Scouts and Explorers: Target Sprint is back!

Posted on Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Target Sprint is back

Our next Planned Events are:

Saturday 11th May 2019 – Scouting and non-scouting open competition & National Series [49.5mm targets](21st Romsey HQ)
Enter via Eventbrite >> HERE <<

Sunday 12th May 2019 – GB Ranking / Super-League [35mm targets]
Enter via Eventbrite >> HERE <<


Southampton City District: St George’s Day Awards

Posted on Thursday, April 4th, 2019

It’s the time in the year when we recognise adults in the district that have given outstanding service over the years in differing ways.

A massive congratulations and well done to those listed here for their input and achievements.
These will be presented to the individuals over the coming weeks.

Antony Wilkinson
Chief Scouts Commendation

Elaine Buckland
Chief Scouts Commendation

Iain Redmill
Chief Scouts Commendation

Kris Partridge
Chief Scouts Commendation

Russell Andrews
Chief Scouts Commendation

Veronica Radford
Chief Scouts Commendation

Evelyn Willett
Award Of Merit

Sarah Granger
Award Of Merit

Jane Cook
Bar to Award Of Merit

Nico Chart
Bar to Award Of Merit

Janet Toy
Bar to Award Of Merit

Shaun Cassidy
Bar to Award Of Merit

Future awards nominations will be geld in the Spring and Autumn each yea and the district awards team will consolidate these and process them to County.Details of all the awards can be found here:

https://scouts.org.uk/media/918926/SGD-Roll-of-Honour-2018-FINAL-v10.pdf


Notice: St Georges Day event 2019 Cancelled

Posted on Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Dear All,

Unfortunately the St Georges Day event for this year, 2019,  has had to be cancelled The district team worked on this for some time following the feedback from the sections but no suitable venue could be found.
Thanks to all those involved in the process this year. We hope that we have something in place for 2020.

David Bowers (DC)


11th Cub Presented with Lee Budd Award

Posted on Thursday, March 21st, 2019

On a cold night in March, Sue Budd, Kerry Budd and Veronica Radford attended the 11th Pack night to present Finley with the Lee Budd Award for “Outstanding Endeavour”.  This is only the second time this award has been presented as the recipients have to overcome extreme adversity.

He is an outstanding Cub Scout who has persevered and continues to conquer his fears and problems in everyday life.  He enjoys his cub experiences (park nights, outings and camps) and has benefited in many ways from all the new and exciting experiences cubs has offered him during his Scouting Adventure.

Congratulations Finley.


Beaver Founder’s Day Celebrations

Posted on Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

This year we had a beavers only celebration for our founder Robert Baden-Powell’s birthday.  Over 120 beavers and leaders from seven colonies came together to learn about BP through games and crafts.  We finished off with a sing-song around the campfire and cake.


Scouts Taster Sessions. The Best thing you’ll do in March

Posted on Thursday, March 7th, 2019

We are holding 3 weeks of taster sessions with a view to opening a new Scout troop in Southampton for young people aged 10-14.

Join us between 7 and 9pm on Friday 8th March for the first of 3 sessions at 2nd Southampton Scout Group, Ridding Close, SO15 5PJ.

Contact Anne on 07956 013513 or anne.holdorph@scouts.org.uk to register your child’s place, find out more or if you are interested in volunteering as an adult.


11th Southampton Annual Quiz Night – March 23rd

Posted on Monday, March 4th, 2019

23 March 2019 7 pm at HQ

  • Teams of 8 (flexible) Adults £2 Kids 50p
  • Tea, Coffee, soft drinks Cakes, pastries, and biscuits will be available to purchase
  • Bring your own beverages, nibbles! Bring prizes for the raffle!
  • Contact Kris to sign up before 15 March 07512 034 855


Cubs District Chess Competition 2019

Posted on Friday, February 22nd, 2019

This year’s competition was attended by 14 Cubs.

They played to a really high standard and there were a couple of really thought provoking moves towards the end of games.

The Under 9 ½ Winner was James from the 22nd.       
The Over 9 ½ Winner was William from the 7th.

Congratulations to the Winning boys and everyone who took part on a very high standard of concentration and play.



Victory at County Kudu Competition

Posted on Monday, February 18th, 2019

Well done to all the explorers who joined in on this years Kudu, an overnight incident hike. Congratualtions to team B6 James, Max, Martin and Ignacio for coming 1st in the bronze section of this year’s competition. 
Also, well done to Rhys, Charles, John, Jakub and Stefan for coming 4th in the Silver competition. 


Cubs Founders Day PARTY! 2019

Posted on Sunday, February 10th, 2019

On Friday 8th February, Southampton City Cubs and Leaders held a party and disco to celebrate what would have been Robert Baden Powell’s 162nd birthday this year.

127 Cubs, along with Leaders and Active Support attended. A fun evening was had by all with dancing, pass the parcel and birthday cake.
Written by Sarah Granger
ADC Cubs.