Southampton City Scouts News

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 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


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 🏹


Scouts Supporting the 2017 ABP Southampton Marathon

Posted on Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Congratulations to everyone who took part in either the ABP Marathon, Half Marathon or 10K today. Did you notice all the Scout groups cheering you on? Here’s a quick video from 1st and 2nd Southampton groups who were on the common.


Cerebrating Cubs 100 at the home of UK scouting!

Posted on Friday, October 28th, 2016

Over 120 cubs and 50 leaders travelled to Gilwell Park on the weekend of the 10th September to celebrate 100 years of cub scouting with a Birthday Party and many adventurous activities like the 3G swing!

It was a real team effort with Network catering for us and Active Support helping with transport.

The cubs had an amazing time and we commemorated our visit by leaving a stone in the promise path for the cubs to find when they visit Gilwell in the future.


What do young people like about Cubs?

Posted on Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Last month The Scout Association announced that the number of young people in Scouting has grown every year for a decade. There is now a whopping  571,000 of us! A huge part of this success is down to the fact that more girls than ever before want to join the adventure too and are signing up in record numbers.

Recently BBC Radio 5Live interviewed some of our Cubs to find out why they enjoy scouting together.


British Legion Poppy Collection

Posted on Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Thank you to everyone in the district who assisted Active Support in selling poppies for the British Legion. Special thanks to my own members of Active Support, Cubs, Scouts and Leaders plus some non-uniform members, from the 7th, 13th and 26th groups for all the help and long hours spent selling.

I am pleased to announce we collected the marvellous sum of £4,256.82p. That is a magnificent effort that not only helped the British Legion in their work but showed to the public that we as a youth movement are willing to help others.

Well done and thank you

George Longhurst
Active Support Manager


Roverang Scout and Guide Show

Posted on Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Roverang have big plans ahead to for their 59th production in April 2016 too with a new production team with some new and exciting ideas, bringing Roverang ever closer to its 60th year!!!
Cast registration details are outlined below and will be held at 3rd Itchen North HQ, Brook Road, Bitterne. Roverang cast is open to members of both The Scout Association or Girlguiding UK under the age of 25.

Adults cast : Open to Rangers, Explorer Scouts, Scout …Network/leaders from 14+ – 6-7pm on Sunday 4th October
Junior Cast: Open to anyone who is Scout or Guide age for the week of the show – 4-6pm on Sunday 1st November
Kids Cast: Open to anyone who is Cub or Brownie age by the week of the show – 4-6pm on Sunday 1st November

And if you want just a sneak peek of both the above productions them along with the talents of Basingstoke Gang Show, Andover Gang Show and Odiham Scout Show, then why not come along to ourCounty Show on 18th October in Winchester and show your support. Tickets available from www.hampshirescoutspresent.co.uk

Scott Marshall
County Creative Activities Advisor 
Hampshire Scouts


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


Watch: Year in Review – 2nd Southampton

Posted on Monday, June 15th, 2015

We do love a good montage video, especially the ones which show off all the incredible adventures our young people get up to. Here’s some highlights from the 2nd during the last year.