Welcome to the Southampton City Adventure

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Scouting offers fun, challenge and everyday adventure to 400,000 girls and boys across the UK. Offering over 200 different activities from abseiling and archery to drama, street sports and water zorbing, Scouting helps 6-25 year olds grow in confidence, achieve their full potential and become active members of their communities.

This is only possible through the efforts of 100,000 volunteers who also enjoy the fun and friendship of Scouting. Trusted by nearly a million parents each week, the movement welcomes members from all backgrounds, faiths and cultures. Special emphasis is placed on bringing the Scouting programme to young people who currently do not benefit, particularly those in inner cities, those in rural areas and other disadvantaged groups.

The Scout Association is a registered charity in the UK and part of a worldwide movement of 31 million Scouts, working for peace and global friendship.

What’s been going on recently?

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

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 […]

Video: Emlyn Camp Diary

For those who don’t know… Emlyn is a weekend competition camp held every year where Scouts get the opportunity to ‘camp without adults’ in the sense that they set up their site, cook, eat and complete challenges without any help from the leaders. 14th Wednesday Troop made this video of their time at Emlyn Camp […]

Results: Cubs and Scouts District Archery Competition

Congratulations to the 25th Cubs and 2nd Scouts… This year’s winners of the District Archery Competition. Well done all who took part too over the weekend 🏹

Get involved with the District Exec

Would you like to join the District Executive committee, which makes Southampton Scouting work? Nominations are due for membership of the 2017/2018 District Executive Committee. If you wish to stand please let the District Secretary have your nomination by emailing secretary@southamptoncityscouts.co.uk, along with a proposer and seconder before the District AGM on the 6th July.

Registration is now open for the 2019 World Scout Jamboree

The World Scout Jamboree is a big international camps for 14-18 year olds from across the world – usually about 30 000 or so people attend and from almost every country where there are Scouts. The next WSJ is in 2019 and will be held in North America. The Hampshire participant selection weekend will be held […]

We’ve raised over £1000 for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

The District Charity for 2015 and 2016 was the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. Kerry Budd (DDC) presented the cheque to them whilst they ran a session of the 7th Group Beaver Colony. You all helped raised over £1020. Well done and Congratulations.  Lets hope we can raise as much for PICU this […]

30 Years of Beaver Scouting

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 […]

Paralympic Athlete Aaron Phipps Comes to Visit

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 […]

Canoe Club: BCU Courses in 2017

The Southampton City District Canoe Club is offering a selection of different courses, including: Paddle Power Start: For beginners who wish to try the sport in one session 1 star Paddlepower passport (Beginners): The basic skills of kayaking and a short evening trip 2 star Paddlepower discovery (Intermediate): Paddle skill elements for both kayak and […]

Beavers Wacky Races

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 […]