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Posted on Monday, September 24th, 2018
The cottage at our District Camp Site needs to be fully re-decorated. We have reserved the weekend of 16th-18th November to do this. The maintenance team are looking for volunteers with painting skills to help complete this job in one weekend. If you would like to come along for all or part of the weekend, please contact me by email firstname.lastname@example.org Please use email so that it is easier for me to keep in touch with everyone before the weekend. Due to the nature of the work, this will be for adults only. There may be bookings at the same time to use the Activity Centre building and the camping fields on that weekend. It will be possible to sleep over in the cottage, as long as you don’t mind the smell of paint!
It is six years since I conducted a review of the site to enable the District to make important financial decisions about improving it, ahead of committing to a new 25 year lease with the Forestry Commission. The overwhelming response then, was to keep it for use by our whole district, and also by other youth organisations, thereby providing a dividend back to district each year.
If you have the time to give regularly on a Tuesday or Friday morning and want to help with routine maintenance, please let me know and I will happily pass this on to the team.
New volunteers are needed and are essential to support the team who freely give their time to maintain the site each week. In doing so, they ensure a financial return to the district which is about 50% of our annual income.
Yours in Scouting,
Posted on Saturday, June 30th, 2018
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.
Posted on Sunday, August 20th, 2017
SOUTHAMPTON CITY SCOUT DISTRICT
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 email@example.com
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.
Posted on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
We are always looking for ways we can help you by providing improved facilities at Wilverley.
If you are holding a group camp at Wilverley and you don’t want to bring your mess tent and kitchen and tables and chairs.
Why don’t you hire our activity centre and fully equipped kitchen. It has all the tables and chairs you need and a fully equipped kitchen with two gas cookers and ovens and a fridge.
The cost per day for these splendid facilities is only £45.00 a day. This includes the gas you use.
The activity centre can also be used for activities if the weather is rather inclement.
Posted on Friday, January 15th, 2016
There is a Wilverley Working Party weekend on Saturday the 5th of March 2016 from 9am to 5pm.
Come and join us in some basic maintenance at the Southampton City District camp site at Wilverley. Free camping and facilities for the Saturday night, or just come and join us for the day! Wear old clothes and bring work gloves.
Please call to tell Colin Floyd if you are coming so we can arrange refreshments and lunch on 07770364711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org