Southampton City Scouts News

Pro-Badge 2014/2015

Posted on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Pro-badge training weekends for cubs and scouts are run at Lyons Copse (where we had District Camp this year) throughout the winter. You might like to take a group of cubs or scouts there for a weekend to cover some of the badge work that can’t be done so easily at the usual meetings. Here are all the details: http://www.pro-badge.org.uk/.


Website and Newsletter Update

Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

First of all, we have a “thank you and goodbye” to share. We are very grateful to Mike Johnson who has been our Web Manager for the last year and has done a huge amount of work revamping our website and raising the standards of our media and communications. Mike has been given the chance to run a pub in London and has already made the move. Do drop in to The Gazebo at Kingston-upon-Thames if you are passing! We wish Mike all the best and no doubt we will see him around in the scouting world.

We are also grateful to Ollie Bills (ABSL at the 29th) who has stepped up to become our new Web Master. Ollie brings a wealth of IT and communication skills and will continue the great work that Mike has been doing. Feel free to send kind comments and suggestions to sotoncityscouts@yahoo.com.

You should regularly visit our website southamptoncityscouts.co.uk to check the latest news and events information. We also send out an email newsletter “Left Handshake” on the 1st of each month with a short summary of each article and links to the website. All leaders and helpers in the District are welcome to submit articles by sending them to sotoncityscouts@yahoo.com for consideration. Everyone likes to see information about forthcoming events and pictures/reports of recent events. It is also okay to send us links to items on your own group websites that might be of wider interest around the District.


Fast-Track Your Training

Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Autumn 2014 term could be a good opportunity for you to fast-track your leader training and earn your Wood Badge!

Beaver, Cub, Scout, and Explorer leaders (and assistant leaders) need to complete modules 1 to 3 in their first five months as a leader, and then modules 5 to 19 within three years. However the scheme is very flexible: prior experience as a leader, a Young Leader, or experiences at work or college, is all recognised; courses are provided but most modules have an alternative way of learning available too e.g. workbook, video, e-Learning. You can complete the modules quickly in one term or gradually over the coming months.

For each module, once you’ve learned the material and put it into practice, then you need to validate it. Here are some dates this term when you can do LEARNING (left hand columns – in purple) and VALIDATION (right hand columns – in green).

LET ME KNOW by email if you would like to complete some or all of your training this term.

Training Date

Module Numbers

Validation Evening

Module Numbers

Sat 06/09/2014

11,12

 

 

Wed 10/09/2014

1

 

 

Sat 27/09/2014

10

 

 

Sun 21/09/2014

13

 

 

Sat 27/09/2014

14,15,19

 

 

Sun 05/10/2014

5,7

 

 

Sat 18/10/2014

1,2,3

Mon 13/10/2014

11,12,13

Sun 02/11/2014

10

Mon 27/10/2014

14,15,19

Sat 08/11/2014

8,9

Mon 10/11/2014

3,5,6

Tue 18/11/2014

1

Mon 24/11/2014

7,8,9

Sat 22/11/2014

17,18

Mon 08/12/2014

16,17,18

More information about the Scout Association’s Adult Training Scheme here: https://members.scouts.org.uk/supportresources/search/?cat=23,223.

 


Skittles Evening Sat 1st Nov 2014

Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

ACTIVE SUPPORT
SKITTLES EVENING
IN AID OF EXPLORER JAMBOREE CONTINGENT
11TH SCOUT HQ
SATURDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 2014 AT 7.30PM
REFRESHMENTS AND RAFFLE
£5
TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM GEORGE LONGHURST:
TEL: 02380 737550
MOB: 07814 730289
EMAIL: georgelonghurst at yahoo.co.uk


Loggerheads 2014

Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

The event this year was held in June at our district campsite – Wilverley – where seven colonies entered teams.  The theme was the Five Senses (touch, taste, sound, sight and smell).  In a change from previous years – the section leaders got to choose and design their own bases.  These ranged from: touch boxes to scavenger hunt to blindfold trail.  All these activities enabled every beaver to complete the Adventure Challenge Badge.

The weather was very kind to us – with sunshine all day.  So the day culminated in a wonderful water fight between the beavers and leaders.

Congratulations to the 7th colony who won the competition.  The 9th colony came second with the 1st colony coming third.

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