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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?

Cross Country Event: 6th March


This years Scout District Cross Country fun event, open to every section from Beavers to Network, is being held at the Sports Centre starting sharp at 10am on Sunday 6th March 2016.

Canoe Club: BCU Courses in 2016


Find out about the selection of courses offered by the Southampton City District Canoe Club, for the weekly price of £3 (or £6 for non-member groups), including taster sessions and beginner, intermediate and advanced BCU courses.

Swim Test Evening: Tuesday 22nd March


The next Blue Card Swimming Test Evening, required for joining in water activities in the district including District Camp, will be held on Tuesday 22nd March 2016. Find out more about getting your Blue Card and enjoying water activities in the district!

District Founders Day 2016: Cancelled

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I am sad to say I have not had any group or section come forward this year to help with Founders Day as the 29th Scout Group did last year. I am sure you will all agree that is disappointing especially as everyone was so keen on us having a celebration of Baden-Powell’s birthday rather […]

Wilverley Working Party: 5th March 2016


There is a Wilverley Working Party weekend on Saturday the 5th of March 2016 from 9am to 5pm. Come and join us in some basic maintenance at the Southampton City District camp site!

New District Commissioner Nominations


The search for a new District Commissioner has begun! A letter from our Assistant County Commissioner, Margaret Patrick, is being sent by email or post to all adults in our district.

Leader Training January – February 2016


We are running several courses in January and February 2016. Please take advantage of these opportunities to becoming chilled and skilled! Read more to find out the dates.

A bit of fun: The Map Fold challenge!


Our new years resolution is to finally learn how to fold a map properly! We challenge everyone in Southampton Scouts from Beavers to Leaders to fold an Ordnance Survey map as quickly as possible.

District Commissioner Blog – December 2015


What a great year we have had!! And next year should be even better. Find out about what's been happening in the district, the awards people have won, recent events and activities, the new district website, Compass, the process for selecting a new DC and best wishes for a Merry Christmas!

Founders Day 2016: Your Chance to Lead

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Founders Day 2016, our chance to celebrate the birthday of our Founder of Scouting, Lord Baden-Powell, will be held on Friday 19th February 2016 at the Mansel Park Primary School Culver Close in Millbrook. Can your group or section help lead our event?

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