Southampton City Scouts News

Beavers Wacky Races

Posted on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

On a lovely sunny lunchtime in June the beaver section held its annual Wacky Races and Picnic – an opportunity for the beavers and their families from across the district to get together for some fun and to help the community by raising funds for the district charity – PICU.

44 young people from 7 groups took the time to make their cars and race them.  There were 7 categories of races for all ages.  After the races the families had their picnics and the young people played games.

Thanks to the district beaver team for all your hard work planning and running the event, to all the families and leaders for attending and to the 13th Group for providing the refreshments.

You raised a massive £127.97p.  Let’s hope we have more young people and all the groups taking part next year and we can raise even more money for charity.


District Camp From The Sky

Posted on Monday, May 14th, 2018

Watch this incedible birds-eye video from this year’s District Camp. Drone footage of Lyons Copse Camp Site and Kayaking.

Can you spot yourself?


Beavers Christingle Service 2017

Posted on Friday, December 8th, 2017

DC’s Diary

Well done to Eve, Elaine and the Beaver team for the Christingle service at St James’ Church.

All the Beavers really enjoyed the songs and their Christingle messages.

Thanks to all those who passed on gifts to John Stevens from Hampshire Hospital Scouting as well.
Very well received.


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


30 Years of Beaver Scouting

Posted on Friday, May 12th, 2017

Did you know that last year (2016) saw the Beavers celebrating their 30th Birthday?  Southampton City District spend the year having loads of fun – a few things they got up to included:

  • Birthday party
  • Trip to Gilwell Fun Days
  • Completed the County 30 Challenges
  • Campfire with Birthday cake

To finish the year we put all that fun in a Time Capsule and had it buried at Wilverley, our district campsite in the New Forest.  Many thanks to the Network Scouts for the burying.


Paralympic Athlete Aaron Phipps Comes to Visit

Posted on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

For the Disability Awareness Badge we had an amazing evening with Aaron Phipps. A truly inspirational person!
We had over 75 young people come along from Beavers and Cubs. What an amazingly positive person he is, certainly an inspiration! The beavers especially liked watching Aaron flip an opponent out of his wheelchair in the 2012 London Para Olympics! The young people were so well behaved. Big thanks to Amanda Wallace for organising this event.


Beavers Wacky Races

Posted on Monday, May 8th, 2017

And they’re off!!! Last week the Beavers section have held their annual Wacky Races and Picnic on Southampton Common. Over 40 young people from 5 colonies created their own cardboard cars and raced them.
We raised a whopping £163.85 for the district charity – PICU, helping children in intensive care at Southampton General Hospital. Congratulations to all the young people who took part and thanks to the leaders that helped organise & run the event.


Joshua of the 13th achieves every Beaver badge

Posted on Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Joshua of the 13th Sea Scout Beaver colony has gained every badge available in Beaver scouting.

This is a wonderful achievement and Joshua has worked so hard.

Congratulations to him and I am sure he will now look forward to even more challenges once he starts in the Cub section.

Joshua and his family and the 13th can be very proud we’ll done

Colin Floyd
District Commissioner


Beaver Funday

Posted on Thursday, September 24th, 2015

On Saturday 30 beavers from 5 colonies with 9 leaders and helpers spent the day at Ferny Crofts on a fun day. They climbed and abseiled on the small tower. Cooked bacon, dough twists and melted marshmallow over an open fire. Used to go carts and followed the picture trail around the site. In between the activities they had lots of drinks biscuits, cakes and a picnic lunch. They all went home happy but tired, complaining of aching legs from the go carts, I think that included to adults.

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Gail Langton
District Beaver Leader


Remembrance Day

Posted on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Our District has been invited by The Mayor of Southampton to attend the Remembrance Day Service, at The Cenotaph, on Sunday 8th November 2015.

It is hoped that we can make up a contingent comprising, a Beaver, a Cub and a Scout and Explorer and a Scouter from every group in the district. Also all Active Support and Network members are invited.

Our aim is to have a good smart contingent for the remembrance parade at the Cenotaph in West Park Southampton for this year’s Remembrance Service. Last year was a lovely event and it gave our young people a chance to show their respect and remembrance and it was particularly mentioned by those attending, including the Mayor, that it was lovely to see our youngsters taking part.

Of course if your group has already arranged to go to your local church that is fine I am just pleased that they are doing that. But for those groups that do not go to a local church we would like you to join us at the main Southampton Cenotaph.

We hope we will have at least 50 people attending. Even though I have said only one please do bring more if you wish to.

We will meet at 9.45am at Guildhall Square I will be there earlier, so please look out for me. You can park for free up to 12 noon on a Sunday at the West Park Car Park.

Please do make sure you are all in smart uniform please, polished shoes etc. I will have poppies to give you if you have not already purchased some.

The parade will be marching from Guildhall Square to the cenotaph and back to Guildhall square after the service so Parents please come and see the parade and pick up your children from guildhall square just before 12 noon.

If you could all please send me an email to say if you are coming or not I would be grateful.

Colin Floyd
District Commissioner

07770364711 or colin.floyd@ntlworld.com