Southampton City Scouts News

District Camp From The Sky

Posted on Monday, May 14th, 2018

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

Can you spot yourself?


Delta Force Paintballing Romsey Scouts

Scouts Paint-balling Day

Posted on Monday, February 5th, 2018

Last weekend, over 40 Scouts and leaders spent the day blasting paint-balls at each other at Delta-Force in Romsey. Young people from the 2nd, 7th, 13th, 14th and 29th聽took part in 12 team games ranging from defending castles, protecting the president in an apocalyptic London and surviving a zombie invasion.

It was a great day of working together, meeting other people from local groups and having the opportunity to shoot paint at each other for fun. We were blessed with a sunny and dry day, although it was pretty chilly.

Well done to everyone who took part. We had some wonderful feedback from the organisers to say that the Scouts were all brilliantly behaved and got really stuck in with the games.聽 Follow the link below to see some of the photos we took on the day.

Link: Scout Paintballing 2018 Photos

Luke
Scout Leader (2nd)

Delta Force Paintballing Romsey Scouts

 


Geeking out at Apple 馃崕

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聽below…


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 路 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 路 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 路 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 路 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!聽鈿滐笍馃嚚馃嚟

24 October at 20:39 路Trummelbach Falls, Switzerland
Today the Scouts headed out on the train to visit Trummelbach Falls, Interlaken and Spiez. A big thank you to聽Alpkit Foundation聽whose generosity allowed us to experience these stunning waterfalls.
25 October at 17:50 路 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聽James聽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聽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


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鈥檚 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鈥
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


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


Results: Cubs and Scouts District Archery Competition

Posted on Monday, June 5th, 2017

Congratulations to the 25th Cubs and 2nd Scouts鈥 This year鈥檚 winners of the District Archery Competition. Well done all who took part too over the weekend 馃徆

25th Southampton Cubs Archery Team

2nd Southampton Scout Archery Team