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?

1st and 2nd Southampton Scouts Summer Camp

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How much can you fit into a 1 week Summer Camp in the Netherlands? According to the 1st and 2nd Southampton Scouts it’s all of this… Amsterdam, Anne Frank’s House, Canal Cruise, Mini Golf, Swimming, Diving, Football, High Ropes, Zip Lining, Clog Painting, Mountain Biking, Walking, Double-decker trains, Snowboarding, Skiing, Rollercoasters & Camping!

Ferny Crofts Crazy Golf design competition winners

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The results are in! Has your design been chosen to be made into the mini-golf course?

Scouts DIY Raft Race

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Teams from across Southampton jointed together at Testwood Lakes for the annual Scout Raft Race. Using a combination of pioneering, paddling and perseverance groups took their craft to the the water and battled against each other. Well done to everyone who took part and those who enjoyed cheering from the waterside. It was a really fun day. […]

New for 2016 at Wilverley: Fully Equipped Kitchen for your Camp

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If you are holding a group camp at Wilverley and you don’t want to bring your mess tent, kitchen and tables and chairs, why don’t you hire our activity centre and fully equipped kitchen? Find out about our new for 2016 addition!

Southampton City Scout District: The Famous Five

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I hope that you all had a great time at District Camp. I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and it was wonderful to see you and the youngsters having such a great time. Thank you for all the hard work you put into the group activities it was wonderful. You will be aware that my term […]

District Comissioner Blog – July 2016

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Well I got to complete my five years as the DC of the District. I have to say I am really grateful for the fun and joy that the role has given me. It was a wonderful opportunity to shape scouting for 800 people and see the confidence grow in the Leadership teams and the […]

What’s it like to be a Scout in Southampton?

Highfield Scouts recently made this awesome video showing what Scouting is all about.

Make this awesome BBC micro:bit project with Southampton Scouts

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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?

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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?

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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 […]