Southampton City Scouts News

Summit 2017

Posted on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

You’ve got to be tough to get through a weekend in Snowdonia! Scouts, Explorers and Network members have just returned from an adventurous trip reaching the peaks of North Wales. Saturday’s mist, rain and wind didn’t stop our teams reaching the summits of Snowdon and Tryfan. By Sunday the weather eased, rewarding us with some stunning views. Well done to everyone who attended, it’s a big achievement.

View more photos here


Leader Training Autumn 2017

Posted on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

We are running the following training course modules in Sep and Oct 2017 which are free for any of our leaders who have not yet completed their leadership training. Let me know if you want to sign up to any of these.

Best Regards,
Nico Chart,
Local Training Manager.


Wilverley Campsite Maintenace Weekend: Sept 23-24

Posted on Sunday, August 20th, 2017

We are having a Wilverley working Party Weekend on September 23rd-24th. It is always great fun so please do your best to come along and please ask anyone in your group to come and give us a hand.
If you would like to stay over on Saturday night you will be very welcome.
Full details below. Please let me now numbers well in advance for catering arrangements.

SOUTHAMPTON CITY SCOUT DISTRICT
WILVERLEY CAMPSITE
MAINTENANCE WEEKEND

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th September 2017

9.00am to 4.00pm

Please come and join us in some basic maintenance at Wilverley. We have a list of jobs that are in need of doing before the Autumn. Please come for the weekend or just for either of the days. It will be great to see you all.

Did you know we have a reward scheme?
Helping at a Working weekend means you can earn points towards camping for your group.

How does it work? 
It’s simple, for every half day you volunteer on a working weekend you earn a point. Each point is equal to 1 person’s overnight camp on the field.  So if you come with 3 others or even send a family of 4 for a day to represent your group they can earn you 8 points.

These points can be saved, added together from other working party weekends and used when wanted.

Please contact Colin Floyd if you are coming so we can arrange refreshments and lunch on 07770364711 or email colin@colinfloyd.com

Colin Floyd
Southampton City District Camp Site Manager Wilverley


Summer Camps 2017 Round Up

Posted on Monday, August 14th, 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Summer!!!! (followed by Christmas).
The long days, sunshine and school holidays can only mean one thing… Summer Camps!

This page will be updated throughout the Summer to show you what our groups have been up to.

Explorers: Tanzania 2017

Some of our Explorer Scouts (and leaders) have been in Tanzania ALL SUMMER, They have undertook a community project (such as building a school, medical centre etc.), and took part in various activities, a safari, and a mini jamboree to celebrate 100 years of Tanzania Scouting.

For updates visit their Facebook page below:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Tanzania2017

9th Southampton Beavers, Cubs and Scouts

The entire 9th Southampton Group camped in the New Forest for a weekend in late July! Take a look at this epic pioneering project completed the scouts!

 

2nd Southampton Scouts

The 2nd Scouts were in South Wales for their week-long adventure. On the Agenda was Surfing, Gorge-Walking, Hiking, Rafting, High Ropes, Swimming and a Coal mine. Here are a couple of videos we love…

🏄‍♀️🏄 Surfing at Rest Bay

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Rafting 🤽‍♂️💦

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Apollo Explorers

Apollo ESU also visited South Wales for a week-long break. They took part in Canyoning, Rafting, hikes, day trips to Cardiff and Escape rooms. Here’s a video of one of the canyoning jumps in the Brecon Beacons:


14th Highfield Friday Scouts

Clearly Wales is the place to be for adventure! 14th Friday Scouts travelled all the way up to Snowdonia for their 9 day camp which included herding sheep out of our camping field, climbing & scrambling up mountains & down valleys, exploring underground slate mines by boat-ride, exploring tree-tops via many many zip-wires, cycling on “single-tracks” in hilly forests, bouncing in underground trampolines and surfing in a man-made lake. This video shows it all!

This video shows some of the best bits!

Friday Scouts 9-Day Summer Camp in 90 seconds – it doesn't really do it justice, but during the week, we:* herded sheep out of our camping field* climbed & scrambled up mountains & down valleys* explored underground slate mines by boat-ride, climbing, abseiling, via-ferrata and zip-wire* explored tree-tops via many many zip-wires* climbed & bouldered on rocks* cycled on "single-tracks" in hilly forests* bounced in underground trampolines* surfed in a man-made lakeThe lovely Welsh weather sadly cancelled a few of our plans (biggest zip-wire in Europe, coasteering, hammocking expedition & sea-kayaking) – but we all had a great time!Roll on the next camp!

Nai-post ni Ed Jellard noong Lunes, Agosto 14, 2017

 

1st Southampton Scouts

1st Scouts have been up to in the sunshine at Ferny Crofts this summer. Building shelters, sleeping out in hammocks & cooking pizza in the new oven. Take a look at their video below

 

25th Southampton Scouts & Explorers

This Sea Scout group have been making use of their new boats with summer trips out on the Solent. Here’s some snaps of their trip to the Bramble Bank sandbar which appears in the middle of the Solent during a low tide. A great spot to play some wide-games

 

29th Immaculata Scouts

The 29th Scouts were on summer camp in Christchurch. 🙂 During the week they visited Brownsea Island, the birthplace of Scouting, and renewed their promises at the site of the first Scout camp that Baden-Powell ran. Here they are at the flagpole!

What have you been up to? Let us know!

 


Do you like swimming? Earn your Swimmer badge on July 17th

Posted on Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

FREE Cubs and Scouts Swimmers Badge Evening
Do you like swimming?… Achieve your Level 1, 2 or Level 3 Swimmers Badge to add to your uniform!
Limited spaces… Sign up to save your space!
What is the Swimmer Badge?
It’s a staged activity badge which you wear on your left sleeve. Click here to find out more
When?
Monday 17 July 5:45pm – 7:00pm
Arrive for 5:45pm for a prompt start at 6:00pm
Where?
Regent’s Park School Community Pool
Richville Road Entrance.
Programme
Choose either level 1, 2 or 3 based on your swimming ability. All sessions are led by qualified instructors provided by WessexSwim.
During the session you will do all of the following:
Level 1
Learn safety rules
Swim 10 metres on your front using only your legs
Tread water for 30 seconds.
Retrieve objects underwater (chest deep)
Swim 25 metres without stopping
Take part in some races!
For level 2 you will also…
Swim 10 metres on your back using only your legs
Tread water for 3 minutes
Mushroom float for 10 seconds
Surface dive
Swim 100 metres without stopping
Enter the pool and push off from the side on your front, gliding for five metres.
For Level 3 you will…
Swim 50m in shorts and shirt
Tread water for three minutes, with one hand behind your back.
Surface dive into 1.5 metres of water and recover an object with both hands from the bottom.
Swim 400 metres without stopping.
Tread water for 5 minutes using the heat escape lessening posture.
Sign up.


DC’s Diary: Beavers Sleepover at Ferny Crofts

Posted on Sunday, June 25th, 2017

I have just been out to the first District Beaver Sleepover that is being held at Ferny Crofts.

50 Beavers staying overnight over two buildings!
Lots for the Beavers to do;
Climbing, Go Karting, Areoball and Backwoods Cooking.

 Well done to all taking part.


District Annual General Meeting: 6th of July

Posted on Friday, June 16th, 2017

The Southampton City Scout District Annual General Meeting will be taking place on the 6th of July for a celebration of another great year of “Scouthampton”

Thursday 6th July 2017
29th Scout Group HQ
7.00pm

Refreshments, including some of our Active Support’s legendary cakes will be available


DC’s Notes: Beavers Loggerheads, Cubs Challenge and Scouts Emlyn

Posted on Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Congratulations to the Scouts, Cubs and Beavers for taking part in their section competitions over the last two weekends. I was pleased to be able to get to these events as DC.

  • Beavers at Loggerheads
  • Cubs at Davids Challenge
  • Scouts at District Emlyn

I was really impressed with the way the teams at all three events showed teamwork and developed leadership in their challenges. With everyone having great fun along the way.

Thanks also to the leader teams in each section for their hard work in making these competitions happen.

It’s great to see the levels of challenge that go with the progression up through the sections.

Well done all who took part and thanks to all who supported these great events.

David, DC

Beavers Loggerheads 2017

Beavers Loggerheads 2017

Scouts Emlyn Camp 2017

Scouts Emlyn Camp 2017


Video: Emlyn Camp Diary

Posted on Monday, June 5th, 2017

For those who don’t know… Emlyn is a weekend competition camp held every year where Scouts get the opportunity to ‘camp without adults’ in the sense that they set up their site, cook, eat and complete challenges without any help from the leaders.

14th Wednesday Troop made this video of their time at Emlyn Camp last weekend…

Emlyn camp returns in June 2018


Results: Cubs and Scouts District Archery Competition

Posted on Monday, June 5th, 2017

Congratulations to the 25th Cubs and 2nd Scouts… This year’s winners of the District Archery Competition. Well done all who took part too over the weekend 🏹