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.


Photos: Snowy Summit Expedition ⛄️

Posted on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

A couple of weeks ago a team of 6 Explorers and Network Scouts ventured up to Snowdonia for the weekend to climb some snow-capped peaks. The scenery was breath-taking, made all the better with our accommodation. A cosy cottage in the middle of nowhere without electricity. Luckily there was a log fire to keep us warm after a chilly hike in the mountains.

It was an unforgettable weekend. Thank you so much to Ian Rutherford for organising the trip. Thanks also go to Cantell School for their generous rental of their mini-bus.

More photos here


Geeking out at Apple 🍎

Posted on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Scout troops across the city have been making use of the new community facilities at Apple in WestQuay. Equipped with the latest tech, check out what the 29th and 2nd Scout sections have been up to below…


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)


Switzerland 2017: Camp Diary

Posted on Saturday, October 28th, 2017

The 29th Immaculata Scouts have gone to Switzerland to the Kandersteg International Scout Centre for a week of international adventure! Let’s see how they got on…

21 October at 05:19 · London
Scouts have arrived at Terminal Five in varying levels of awareness ready to begin their adventure to Kandersteg, Switzerland!

21 October at 20:29 · Kandersteg, Switzerland
After close to 11 hours of travelling, we arrived at the Kandersteg International Scout Centre in Switzerland! We spent an evening exploring the campsite and tomorrow we’re going to Oeschinensee for lake views and tobogganing!

22 October at 22:10 · Oeschinensee, Switzerland
Today we visited Oeschinensee, a beautiful lake near Kandersteg. After taking a gondola up the mountain we were spoilt with the stunning views around the area and even snow!

23 October at 18:19 · Kandersteg Village, Switzerland
Today’s Switzerland adventure saw the Scouts exploring Kandersteg village, learning about Scouting at the Scout museum, and discovering some of the local geocaches! ⚜️🇨🇭

24 October at 20:39 ·Trummelbach Falls, Switzerland
Today the Scouts headed out on the train to visit Trummelbach Falls, Interlaken and Spiez. A big thank you to Alpkit Foundation whose generosity allowed us to experience these stunning waterfalls.
25 October at 17:50 · Blausee, Switzerland
Today was our last day in Switzerland and we enjoyed walking to Blausee and exploring the lake and trout farm. We also met up with some Guides from Lewes for a great campfire to end the trip!


Watch: Southampton scouts sleep on a cliff edge!

Posted on Saturday, October 28th, 2017

To me, scouts is about new experiences, developing skills and growing comfort zones.

This half term, 3x 12yr old scouts & I quite literally slept on the side of a cliff – I think that’s a tick in each box.

Truly fantastic and surreal experience. Massive thanks to James and his friends who lent us the portaledges, to the parents who trusted me, Anne for camping up top, and the scouts for being utterly amazing. It was a humbling experience.

Ed – Scout Leader. 14th Highfield (Friday Troop)


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


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!

 


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


We’ve raised over £1000 for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Posted on Sunday, May 14th, 2017

The District Charity for 2015 and 2016 was the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.
Kerry Budd (DDC) presented the cheque to them whilst they ran a session of the 7th Group Beaver Colony.
You all helped raised over £1020. Well done and Congratulations.  Lets hope we can raise as much for PICU this year.