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.


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.


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 🏹


Wye Valley 2017

Posted on Sunday, May 7th, 2017

Last weekend over 150 Scouts, Explorers, Network members and leaders spent the long bank holiday weekend in glorious Wye Valley. We took part in archery, kayaking, mountain biking and hill walking.

For more photos and updates from the camp, take a look at our Facebook and Instagram page. 14th Highfield (Wed Troop) made this excellent video which captures the camp brilliantly.

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Watch 14th Highfield Spring Camp

Posted on Monday, March 13th, 2017

Our first camp of the year as a troop at Cricket Campsite. Lots of firelighting, cooking, exploring, shelter building ……… watch the video!


New UK Chief Commissioner

Posted on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Tim Kidd has taken up the role of UK Chief Commissioner. Read his letter here.


Scouts DIY Raft Race

Posted on Monday, July 11th, 2016

Teams from across Southampton jointed together at Testwood Lakes for the annual Scout Raft Race. Using a combination of pioneering, paddling and perseverance groups took their craft to the the water and battled against each other. Well done to everyone who took part and those who enjoyed cheering from the waterside. It was a really fun day. See you again next year.
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Founders Day 2016: Your Chance to Lead

Posted on Sunday, December 20th, 2015

Founders Day 2016, our chance to celebrate the birthday of our Founder of Scouting, Lord Baden-Powell, will be held on Friday 19th February 2016 at the Mansel Park Primary School Culver Close in Millbrook.

After the success of last years celebration kindly led by the 29th Scout Group I would like all the other groups and sections Young Leaders, Explorers, Network and Active Support to consider putting themselves forward to lead next years event – This is your chance to shine!

Please contact Colin before by the 5th January if you are up for the challenge!


Top Table for Wilverley

Posted on Thursday, October 8th, 2015

A big Thank You goes to Geoff Johnson and Mike Halliday who have kindly made and given us a table for our quiet area at our Wilverley campsite. It looks splendid. This is to remember a long standing friendship between them both.

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