Southampton City Scouts News

Hampshire County Conference

Posted on Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

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Invites will be going out shortly to DCs, District Chairs, GSLs, Group Chairs, DESCs, DSNLs,  County Team and County Executive – plus also to Network Chairs and Youth Council members.

More details to follow – we’re planning that a day of informative, inspiring and challenging workshops and presentations, along with the opportunity to meet lots of new people and to hear from Wayne Bulpitt, UK Chief Commissioner.

Plus we’ll be launching H0014 – the successor to H007.


Roverang 2013

Posted on Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

The team is now working on next year and we would like your permission to put on Roverang 2013 at the Nuffield Theatre between the 2-6 April 2013 and invite the young people and adults in your District to take part.

Due to the developing all inclusive ethos of both Scouting and Guiding it is our intention to trial opening this year’s show up to a wider age range of young people. It is, therefore our intention to open a new section in this year’s show for Guides and Scouts with an age range of 10 to 14 years.

The Children’s cast will remain open to Brownies and cubs with a maximum age limit of 10 ½ by the week of the show and Adult cast will continue to have a lower age limit of 14 as in recent years.

Roverang is an amateur production performed by members of the Guide and Scout Association.

Producer: Sam Weller, E-mail samwellerjr@googlemail.com Tel: 07885469309

Asst Producer: Sue Parker, E-mail sue@summit59.co.uk Tel: 07789681047

Asst Producer: Gary Foote, E-mail garyfoote123@o2.co.uk Tel: 07872104515

We hope that, in the spirit of both Guiding and Scouting, you will support this trial and if you have any queries or would like to discuss this further please feel free to contact either myself, Sue or Gary on the numbers or email below.

If we don’t hear from you we will assume that you are happy for us to go ahead with the show and make contact with the leaders and young people in your District or Division.

Many Thanks in anticipation of your Support.

Sam, Sue and Gary


From Colin

Posted on Saturday, September 1st, 2012

All of these scouting opportunities would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of the leader’s.  On behalf of all the young people “a big thank you.”

District Development Day

Most of you would have received from me a personal invite to the District development day which is being held at Fernycroft on Saturday 3rd November. This is a good opportunity for us all to get together and work together to develop and expand our scouting here in Southampton.

You would have read in my notes last month the substantial increase in the amount of children of scouting age and how we need to prepare for meeting that demand. That can only be done if we can get more adults to join us and enable us to expand our operation.

At the moment we have three scout troops who do not have a scout leader so we are hardly starting from a good point.

I really hope you will all come and together I am sure we can find a way to kick start that expansion. If you have not already done so please send me an email confirming you can come for the day.

The District section meetings are taking place soon so please do your best to go along and help plan the forhcoming events. The distrixct has a lot happening over the next few months such as Scouts Solent Regatta, Scouts Maddison Hunt, Cubs Totem pole, Cubs Scrapheap Challenge, Scouts Walkabout, Beavers Paulton Park, District Swimming Gala, Network Kudo competition, Explorers Christmas Camp.

I look forward to seeing you all at these great events.

Al of these activities are in the district diary in the members area of the district website. Please take a look, it has been greatly improved and you can now download the calendar onto your mobile phones if you are that way inclined.

We are holding another Wilverley Maintenance Day on the 29th September. I would ask each and every group to come along and help us keep the site to a good standard.

Wilverley has a new camp blanket badge which was designed by Lewis Yourdi Read of the 1st Scouts I would highly recommend that you puchase them for the youngsters if your going to Wilverley they are available at £1.00 each from Richard Cook.

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That is about it I hope you are all raring to go again for scouting we should have a load of fun and adventure!!

Please don’t forget if you need to speak to me with anything your concerned about just give me a call and I am sure I can help you.

Mob Tel 07770364711 or colin.floyd@ntlworld.com

Yours in Scouting

Colin Floyd


From Colin

Posted on Saturday, September 1st, 2012

  • In early July the Explorers went to Gilwell Park for a national event “Gilwell 24” this is such a great opportunity to enjoy the wide range of activities on offer but to also meet Scouts from all over the UK.
  • The 7th Scouts went to Blackwell Adventure Bromsgrove for Brum Jam 2012 and had eleven scouts go to this national event.
  • The 29th Scouts went to Lyons Copse for a week with twelve scouts and had a thoroughly great time.
  • The 25th Scouts went also went to Lyons Copse for the County organised scout camp which was great.
  • The 11th Scouts went to Thornton Park North Yorkshire for a nationwide event which was a huge success
  • The 14th Scouts went to Collard Bridge in Barnstaple in North Devon for their summer camp and had a great time.
  • The 1st Cubs and Scouts have just returned from a weekend at Wilverley which I now they all thoroughly enjoyed.