Southampton City Scouts News

Beavers Wacky Races

Posted on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

On a lovely sunny lunchtime in June the beaver section held its annual Wacky Races and Picnic – an opportunity for the beavers and their families from across the district to get together for some fun and to help the community by raising funds for the district charity – PICU.

44 young people from 7 groups took the time to make their cars and race them.  There were 7 categories of races for all ages.  After the races the families had their picnics and the young people played games.

Thanks to the district beaver team for all your hard work planning and running the event, to all the families and leaders for attending and to the 13th Group for providing the refreshments.

You raised a massive £127.97p.  Let’s hope we have more young people and all the groups taking part next year and we can raise even more money for charity.


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?


Beavers Christingle Service 2017

Posted on Friday, December 8th, 2017

DC’s Diary

Well done to Eve, Elaine and the Beaver team for the Christingle service at St James’ Church.

All the Beavers really enjoyed the songs and their Christingle messages.

Thanks to all those who passed on gifts to John Stevens from Hampshire Hospital Scouting as well.
Very well received.


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


DC’s Notes: Beavers Loggerheads, Cubs Challenge and Scouts Emlyn

Posted on Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Congratulations to the Scouts, Cubs and Beavers for taking part in their section competitions over the last two weekends. I was pleased to be able to get to these events as DC.

  • Beavers at Loggerheads
  • Cubs at Davids Challenge
  • Scouts at District Emlyn

I was really impressed with the way the teams at all three events showed teamwork and developed leadership in their challenges. With everyone having great fun along the way.

Thanks also to the leader teams in each section for their hard work in making these competitions happen.

It’s great to see the levels of challenge that go with the progression up through the sections.

Well done all who took part and thanks to all who supported these great events.

David, DC

Beavers Loggerheads 2017

Beavers Loggerheads 2017

Scouts Emlyn Camp 2017

Scouts Emlyn Camp 2017


30 Years of Beaver Scouting

Posted on Friday, May 12th, 2017

Did you know that last year (2016) saw the Beavers celebrating their 30th Birthday?  Southampton City District spend the year having loads of fun – a few things they got up to included:

  • Birthday party
  • Trip to Gilwell Fun Days
  • Completed the County 30 Challenges
  • Campfire with Birthday cake

To finish the year we put all that fun in a Time Capsule and had it buried at Wilverley, our district campsite in the New Forest.  Many thanks to the Network Scouts for the burying.


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.


Beavers Wacky Races

Posted on Monday, May 8th, 2017

And they’re off!!! Last week the Beavers section have held their annual Wacky Races and Picnic on Southampton Common. Over 40 young people from 5 colonies created their own cardboard cars and raced them.
We raised a whopping £163.85 for the district charity – PICU, helping children in intensive care at Southampton General Hospital. Congratulations to all the young people who took part and thanks to the leaders that helped organise & run the event.


7th Southampton Beavers Sleepover

Posted on Sunday, October 16th, 2016

Beavers from 7th had a sleepover in hall on Saturday 15th October. They all gained the Communicator Activity Badge learning codes, sending emails and making sure they knew the home phone number. A bug hotel was made and bird feeders. Due the wet weather they had painting competition which the leaders also joined in with and made paper aeroplanes and had competition to see which went the furthest. Time was also enjoyed with our very large box of Lego and dragon flies were made from pegs and pipe cleaners. A very large breakfast was eaten on Sunday morning, could not keep up with the large amounts of toast consumed. They made their own sandwiches for lunch had one last game with the Lego before parents arrived to collect them. Everyone went home tired but happy, that included the leaders!


Joshua of the 13th achieves every Beaver badge

Posted on Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Joshua of the 13th Sea Scout Beaver colony has gained every badge available in Beaver scouting.

This is a wonderful achievement and Joshua has worked so hard.

Congratulations to him and I am sure he will now look forward to even more challenges once he starts in the Cub section.

Joshua and his family and the 13th can be very proud we’ll done

Colin Floyd
District Commissioner