Swimming Gala Glory

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.

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Kate is running the Great South Run in memory of Lee

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Our good friend Kate Budd has signed up for the gruelling 10 mile Great South Run in October and will be raising money for Wessex Heartbeat in memory of her late father Lee Budd.

Lee dedicated his life to Scouting in Hampshire and had very strong links with our group. He tirelessly offered support to our current and former leaders and young people. He organised countless activities and camps including the bi-annually Wye Valley camp and many on-the-water events. It is almost a year since his passing and is still very sorely missed.

Kate has been busy fundraising and made it into the Echo this week. Take a look to read more. Please dig deep and consider sponsoring her. CLICK HERE to make a donation online and follow her progress. Good Luck Kate!

Keeping Shirley Tidy with McDonalds

Our Scouts and Cubs (with some extra help from the 11th group) gave McDonalds a helping hand to keep the streets of Shirley free of rubbish. It was actually rather fun using the picker tools and it was surprising how much litter is carelessly thrown on the ground. After a hot afternoon in the sun, filling up 10 sacks of trash, our free ice creams afterwards tasted even better than we expected.

Being helpful through volunteering is at the heart of what we do and has always been part of our Scout Law. Well done to everyone who took part and making a positive impact in the community.

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