Southampton City Scouts News

DC’s Diary: Network’s Christmas Camp at Wilverley

Posted on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Last weekend Southampton City Network along with members from Southampton and Solent SSAGO’s had a festive weekend at our district campsite. Activities included a fire (of course), a Christmas Dinner with all the works and other games. They even found time to help keep the site looking great. Thanks to all who took some time out to work onsite, fixing the gate post to the enclosure and clearing up the site.


DC’s Diary: Cubs Carol Service

Posted on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Well done to Sarah Granger (ADC Cubs) and Brian Purchase (District Chaplain) for a really great Cubs Carol Service.

Loads of Cubs, Leaders and Parents at St James’ Methodist church tonight to sing Carols and give gifts for SCRATCH charity.

The Cubs were really enjoying their party with Active Support helping out with the Cubs teams and refreshments.

Also, Well done, to Margaret Grafton on receiving a presentation of flowers from a Cub in recognition of 60 years Service


DC’s Diary: 22nd Fireworks Display

Posted on Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Well done to the 22nd for their great fireworks display at their HQ.
Great crowd and brilliant pyrotechnics. (see pics below)
Hope all groups running events have a great time and stay safe
David (DC)


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


Our new DC

Posted on Friday, December 9th, 2016

We are very pleased to announce that David Bowers has agreed to become the next District Commissioner of Southampton City Scout District with effect from 1st Jan 2017.

Many of you know David as he is our DESC (District Explorer Scout Commissioner) and we know that he brings great skills and character to the job. (And we will now be seeking a new DESC to replace
David in that role!)

Ian Budd will continue as Deputy DC and we are also pleased to announce that Kerry Budd will be taking up a Deputy DC role too. Kerry is Group Chairman of the 13th Southampton City group.


DC’s Notes – September 2016

Posted on Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Thelma Young has kindly agreed to be the “Acting DC” for Southampton City Scout District while the search for a new District Commissioner goes on. The DC duties will continue to be shared by the “team DC” so that Thelma is supported by:

  • Ian Budd – Nights Away (NAN forms), adventurous activities, permits, district events, etc.
  • George Longhurst – awards, presentations, etc.
  • Nico Chart – admin, training, media, etc.
  • Graham Meering – Compass, DBS checks, etc.

I am sure you will join us in thanking Colin again for his leadership, dedication and service as our DC for the past five years. Colin is going to become County Network Commissioner as well as being our Campsite Manager looking after our own camp site at Wilverley in the New Forest.

And thank you everyone for your continuing enthusiasm and hard work that it takes to give the young people of Southampton a great time in Scouting. Let’s make it another good year!

Best Regards,
Nico, Graham, George, Ian, Thelma.