Southampton City Scouts News

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!