Less than 2 weeks into 2015 and the Scouts from 2nd Southampton have already been on camp. We braved the wind, rain and cold for a truly unforgettable camp at Gilwell Park. Joined by over 3000 young people from around the UK we took part in a range of activities including Mini-tank driving, quad biking, zorbing, high ropes and rock climbing.
We’re leaders in knowing all about camping. Last week at Scouts we made a video to share top outdoor tips for a local school.
A massive achievement from everyone who came along for Maintenance Day. Hall painted, pictures on the wall, doors and fixtures mended, lawn mowed, weeds dug up, garden tidied and bushes trimmed. Well done everyone
Our Scout Troop had a magnificent Summer Camp in Bath. Take a look at what we got up to:
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In a thrilling series of races consisting of collisions, over taking and neck-and-neck finishes our team of Scouts gave it their all and sailed to victory at the annual Southampton District Raft Race.
Did we have the best raft? Well, it survived 6 races. The ‘Britannic’ served us well.
Were our square-lashing the strongest after weeks of practice? Absolutely.
Were our home-made paddles the best in the world? Of course!
Did the Jelly Babies and Cadbury’s Fingers give us the extra boost we needed in the final? It was either that or all the cheering (and dog barking) from from our supporters on the riverside.
Our victory is shared between the winning team, our other scouts who hand build the paddles and everyone who came along to support on the day cheering ‘2nd to none’ for today we truly are.
Today our leaders and Scouts lent a hand at Wordsworth Primary School celebration day. Big congratulations to our neighbours for being a Primary School for a whole year.
We ran a badge making stall, played giant Jenga, and showed others how to pitch a tent. It was a fab afternoon, and the rain held off right until the last minute.
A big thank you to the Wordsworth School PTA who put on such an awesome day and made us feel so welcome.
Thanks for everyone who attended our Annual General Meeting on 22nd May. It was great to see so many people there from all the different sections, celebrating the achievements and growth of the group over the last 12 months.
Watch the video below to see some of the highlights from 2013-2014.
Over 50 of our beavers, cubs and scouts had a blast this weekend with the rest of Southampton city district. The weather was sensational and the activities were out of this world.
Look out for us in the April/May Scouting Magazine. Our Scout troop are showing the rest of the UK how to use Hula Hoops and sharing the fun of the SkyRide cycling events.
Congratulations to us! A superb night for the 2nd Southampton group.
Our Beavers took home first place trophy as did the scouts in the under 12s category.
The Cubs put on a strong performance to place second place in both their age categories too.
The scouts gave it their all and won the under 12s category taking home a trophy too.
Due to the outstanding performance from our young people, and the enthusiastic support from family and friends our group won the first place overall trophy. A huge well done to everyone.