Southampton City Scouts News

Remembrance Service

Posted on Sunday, November 11th, 2018

Thank you to members of Active Support, the Deputy DC,Leaders and members of the 7th Cubs,and Leaders and members of the 13th Group,for supporting The British Legion. All of the above spent long hours selling poppies in Waitrose Store, Portswood.A bonus was that one leader and Scouts from the 13th were invited to visit a nearby nursing home for elderly residents to distribute poppies.They were very well received.What a great demonstration of Scouts working in the community.Well done.I will publish the amount collected when British Legion tell me.

Thank you to everyone from different sections who attended the,Remembrance Service at the Cenotaph. Well done and thank you to Explorers Sophie and Emma from the Endeavour Unit who laid a wreath on behalf of the Scouts. We had 20 members attended the service which was good to have our Scout uniforms on display to the public, and demonstrate that young people do care and that “we remember them”. My thanks to you all.

Written by George Longhurst – Active Support Manager.


Walkabout 2018: Scouts Activity Night Hike Results

Posted on Monday, October 29th, 2018

Thanks everyone who entered teams and ran a base in the cold on Saturday night.
Here are the results and a photo of the winning team from the 22nd.

Click here for a full results breakdown

Ian Budd
DDC Activities


Watch: Southampton scouts sleep on a cliff edge!

Posted on Saturday, October 28th, 2017

To me, scouts is about new experiences, developing skills and growing comfort zones.

This half term, 3x 12yr old scouts & I quite literally slept on the side of a cliff – I think that’s a tick in each box.

Truly fantastic and surreal experience. Massive thanks to James and his friends who lent us the portaledges, to the parents who trusted me, Anne for camping up top, and the scouts for being utterly amazing. It was a humbling experience.

Ed – Scout Leader. 14th Highfield (Friday Troop)


DC’s Diary: Beavers Sleepover at Ferny Crofts

Posted on Sunday, June 25th, 2017

I have just been out to the first District Beaver Sleepover that is being held at Ferny Crofts.

50 Beavers staying overnight over two buildings!
Lots for the Beavers to do;
Climbing, Go Karting, Areoball and Backwoods Cooking.

 Well done to all taking part.