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?

4 Leaders on their way to America

Posted on Sunday, May 13th, 2018

Congratulations to these adults in out district who have been selected as international Service Team (IST) for the 2019 Jamboree in America
Lexie Massie: 29th / SSAGO            
Alice Mintoff: ADC Scouts / Network
James Mintoff: Youth Commissioner / 25th / Network
Amanda Toomer: Explorers
Good luck all….

Double Silver Acorn Awards Presented

Posted on Monday, April 30th, 2018

Well done to George and Thelma on receiving their Silver Acorn awards at St George’s Day

Roll of Honour: Thelma & George

Posted on Monday, March 12th, 2018

From the DC;

Congratulations to two of the district team on being awarded their Silver Acorn this year.

Well-earned from many years of service to Scouting in Southampton.

Cenotaph and Poppies

Posted on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Thank you to those of you who joined the parade at the Cenotaph on Sunday morning, especially as it was so cold and breezy. We were a small group but I know our presence was appreciated by the public by the amount of applause we received in the march past.

A special mention for the four Beaver Scouts who joined us. They were so well behaved, and smart and even though they were cold, they did not show it. Thanks also to the Leader and two Scouts from the 9th who laid the wreath on behalf of the Scouts. Well done.

Thank you also everyone who sold poppies in Waitrose on behalf of the British Legion. Members of Active Support, The District Team and the 7th Cubs and the 13th Group members sold poppies Monday to Saturday from 9 am. to 7 pm. each day.

I will circulate the amount collected when British Legion tells me.

Thank you everyone who supported these two important events.

George Longhurst
Active Support

Wilverley Campsite Maintenace Weekend: Sept 23-24

Posted on Sunday, August 20th, 2017

We are having a Wilverley working Party Weekend on September 23rd-24th. It is always great fun so please do your best to come along and please ask anyone in your group to come and give us a hand.
If you would like to stay over on Saturday night you will be very welcome.
Full details below. Please let me now numbers well in advance for catering arrangements.


Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th September 2017

9.00am to 4.00pm

Please come and join us in some basic maintenance at Wilverley. We have a list of jobs that are in need of doing before the Autumn. Please come for the weekend or just for either of the days. It will be great to see you all.

Did you know we have a reward scheme?
Helping at a Working weekend means you can earn points towards camping for your group.

How does it work? 
It’s simple, for every half day you volunteer on a working weekend you earn a point. Each point is equal to 1 person’s overnight camp on the field.  So if you come with 3 others or even send a family of 4 for a day to represent your group they can earn you 8 points.

These points can be saved, added together from other working party weekends and used when wanted.

Please contact Colin Floyd if you are coming so we can arrange refreshments and lunch on 07770364711 or email

Colin Floyd
Southampton City District Camp Site Manager Wilverley

Hampshire WSJ Leader Selection Weekend May 5th-7th

Posted on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

The Hampshire World Scout Jamboree Leader Selection Weekend will be taking place May 5th – 7th 2017

The 24th World Scout Jamboree will be held in the summer of 2019 in North America, although the location is in the USA, the event is being jointly hosted with the Mexican and Canadian Scout Associations and promises to be a life changing experience for all involved.

Hampshire County Scouts are now looking at forming the leadership teams, with selection for young people later in the year. If you are interested in being a part of this adventure, either as a leader or as part of the International Service Team then please register your interest by visiting

You can contact the Hampshire WSJ team by E-mail to

Adult volunteers can also enjoy life changing adventure

Wye Valley 2017 – Sign up now!

Posted on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

It’s back

Southampton City District’s legendary all inclusive adventurous activity weekend.

Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May

  • White Water Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Archery
  • and more…

All for just £75

In 2015 more than 135 Scouts, Explorers and Leaders took part in the fun. Make sure you’re there in 2017

Poster and Permission Form

For more details ask your leader or contact Ian Budd DDC. Tel 07786 036407. Email:

Take a look below at the video below from when we went in 2013



Latest News from Pro-Badge Scout Training: April 2015

Posted on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

The last weekend of the Pro-Badge Training Scheme current season took place last weekend. We ran the Chef and Backwoods Cooking badges for Cub Scouts and the Survival Skills and Camper badges for Scouts. The weekend was wet at times but all had a good time.

HSX Patagonia 2017 – Recruitment

Posted on Monday, April 11th, 2016

Since its foundation in 1986, Hampshire Scout Expeditions (HSX) have successfully run over 20 international expeditions for Hampshire Scouts across the globe. In 2017 they’ll be breaking new ground and heading to the Patagonian Andes!

Patagonia is a sparsely populated region located at the southern tip of South America, shared by Argentina and Chile. The region comprises the southern section of the Andes, characterised by granite pillars, deserts, steppes and grasslands.

The expedition will take place over the course of six weeks, in the winter of 2017, with the expedition team likely to leave in late November 2017, returning in early January 2018. The trip will comprise of three principle elements; a community development project working with the locals; a trek around the Torres del Paine National Park and climbing in the Andean mountains; and to finish, a series of cultural tours and adventurous activities. Participants will experience Chile’s unique culture, incredible sights, stunning scenery and fascinating history.