Southampton City Scouts News

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


Canoe Club: BCU Courses in 2017

Posted on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

The Southampton City District Canoe Club is offering a selection of different courses, including:

  • Paddle Power Start: For beginners who wish to try the sport in one session
  • 1 star Paddlepower passport (Beginners): The basic skills of kayaking and a short evening trip
  • 2 star Paddlepower discovery (Intermediate): Paddle skill elements for both kayak and canoe
  • 3 star (Advanced): Advanced skills to handle a kayak or a canoe

The weekly fee for each session on all the above courses are just £3.50 for those in member groups, or £7 for non-member groups. The weekend course fees are just £12 for member groups or £24 for non-member groups.

Find out more about the courses available this year!


Canoe Club – Courses May 2017

Posted on Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Don’t forget to explore the exciting opportunities coming up with the Canoe Club this May! There’s still time to sign up and get involved on your next water adventure!

Find out more!


District Swimming Test Evening: April 24th

Posted on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Do you have Scouts and Explorers attending Wye Valley who don’t have a blue card? If so, read on.
Scouting requires you to hold a blue card swimming certificate to prove that you are a competent swimmer before you join in our wide range of water activities. If you are going to Wye Valley Camp you will need to attend this test evening to be able to kayak.
 
To earn your certificate you need to swim 50m in light clothing and tread water for 5 minutes. A buoyancy aid can be used if necessary.
 
When?
Monday 24th April 6:00pm – 6:45pm or 6:45-7:30pm
You can finish as soon as you’ve completed your test or stay for longer if you want to earn a level 1 or 2 swimming badge.
 
Where?
Regent’s Park School Community Pool
Richville Road Entrance. Please bring light clothes to swim in. Eg PJs bottoms and a tee-shirt
 
Sign up here!
Please follow the link below to sign up so we know you are coming.
 
Anything else?
This event is totally FREE and you’ll get a certificate to take home too as a record of your achievement.


Free Kayak Taster Sessions for Scouts and Explorers during Easter Holidays

Posted on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Are you a Scout or Explorer? Do you want to try Kayaking?
If you answered yes to both then join our “Taster Sessions” on April 8th

In a break with tradition we are holding a taster day on Saturday 8 April for troops and units.  We plan to have two sessions, one in the morning 10:00-12:00 and one in the afternoon 13:00-1500.

This is the first day of the school holiday.  Saints are not playing at home that week.

Venue: The club is based at the 25th Southampton Scout H.Q. at Crosshouse Public Hard, Crosshouse Road, just by the Itchen Bridge.

Personal Kit Required: Old trainers, nylon lightweight anorak, swim wear, T-shirt, shorts, jumper and towel. Optional: Wet suit, wet suit shoes and waterproof trousers The personal equipment is likely to get wet so bring a dry set of clothes (including shoes). Bring bags to separate your wet and dry clothing. If the participant needs to wear glasses for this activity please bring a suitable securing strap.

Swimming Ability: All Scouts and Explorers wishing to go afloat must pass the District Swimming Test, which can be arranged through your Scout or Explorer Leader.


Hampshire WSJ Leader Selection Weekend May 5th-7th

Posted on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017


The Hampshire World Scout Jamboree Leader Selection Weekend will be taking place May 5th – 7th 2017

The 24th World Scout Jamboree will be held in the summer of 2019 in North America, although the location is in the USA, the event is being jointly hosted with the Mexican and Canadian Scout Associations and promises to be a life changing experience for all involved.

Hampshire County Scouts are now looking at forming the leadership teams, with selection for young people later in the year. If you are interested in being a part of this adventure, either as a leader or as part of the International Service Team then please register your interest by visiting www.hampshirescouting.org.uk/wsj.

You can contact the Hampshire WSJ team by E-mail to wsj@scouts-hants.org.uk

Adult volunteers can also enjoy life changing adventure


11th Southampton Annual Quiz: 31st March 2017

Posted on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

The 11th Southampton are hosting their Annual Quiz Night on the 31st March 2017, at 7pm at their HQ. Teams will be made up of around 8 people, with refreshments available.

The cost is £2 for adults and 50p for kids, with tea, Coffee, soft drinks Cakes, pastries, and biscuits available to purchase.

You are welcome to bring your own beverages and nibbles, and please do bring prizes for the raffle.

Contact Kris to sign up before 24 March on 07512 034 855.

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Wye Valley 2017 – Sign up now!

Posted on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

It’s back

Southampton City District’s legendary all inclusive adventurous activity weekend.

Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May

  • White Water Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Archery
  • and more…

All for just £75

In 2015 more than 135 Scouts, Explorers and Leaders took part in the fun. Make sure you’re there in 2017

Poster and Permission Form

For more details ask your leader or contact Ian Budd DDC. Tel 07786 036407. Email: Ian_budd@btinternet.com

Take a look below at the video below from when we went in 2013

 

 


Wilverley Working Party

Posted on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

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 Spring mostly indoors in the warm but some outside jobs for those who don’t feel the cold.


Torchlight twilight tours at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum

Posted on Monday, September 26th, 2016

This October the Royal Navy Submarine Museum will be running special after hours torchlight twilight tours. Special tours for Scouting groups are being held on Tuesday 25th October at 6pm and 8pm and then again on the 28th October at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.

We will also be able to offer these from November onwards as special visits for uniformed groups and also a new selection of workshops at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum connected with science, communication, local knowledge amongst other badges.

Daniel Ball
Engagement and Learning Officer
T: 02392 727587 / 02392727564
E: education.bookings@nmrn.org.uk / community@nmrn.org.uk