Welcome to the Southampton City Adventure


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?

Make this awesome BBC micro:bit project with Southampton Scouts


Are you in Year 7? Did you get a BBC Micro:bit from school? How about giving this fun project a go and help earn your Digital Maker Badge… made by Scouts.

Could you survive a weekend in the forest with just your friends?


Last weekend 8 teams of Scouts from across our district spent 2 nights away camping in the forest without any adult assistance. Emlyn Camp takes place each year with the aim for young people aged 10.5 to 14 to survive a weekend away with their friends as a group of 4, 5 or 6. This year […]

What do young people like about Cubs?


Last month The Scout Association announced that the number of young people in Scouting has grown every year for a decade. There is now a whopping  571,000 of us! A huge part of this success is down to the fact that more girls than ever before want to join the adventure too and are signing up […]

District Commissioner: The Search Continues


As you are aware Colin will be stepping down from his role as DC and will be looking to continue his adventure in Scouting in a different direction. So he can do this we need to find a suitable replacement or replacements.

Gone Home: Barbara McLeoud

I'm sure many older members of the district will remember Barbara McLeoud. She was ADC Fellowship back in the 70's and 80's.

Explorer Scouts train for their Chief Scout’s Awards


On the 23rd of April, the Explorer Scouts had their first Gold and Platinum Chief Scout's Award training session, held out in the New Forest.

Latest News from Pro-Badge Scout Training: April 2015


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.

Joshua of the 13th achieves every Beaver badge


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

Gone Home: Geoff Prince

Older members of the district will be sorry to hear of the death of Geoff Prince. Geoff was a Cub Scout Leader at the 22nd Group for 20 years, retiring about 15 years ago.

29th Scouts visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard


The 29th Scouts took part in a Local Knowledge Workshop run by the Royal Navy in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. During the workshop, the Scouts learnt about how the dockyard and Royal Navy has changed over the past 100 – 200 years using archive sources such as photos, as well as dressing up in different uniforms […]