Tag: Scouts & Guides

Eastleigh prepares to remember

Eastleigh’s remembrance sunday service marking the centeneary of the Armistaice on the 11 November will feature two new additions to the town’s war memorial – two granite and marble monoliths bearing the names of Eastleigh’s “Glorious Dead” – all those who fell during the First and Second World War. Last year Eastleigh Local Area Committee…

Council support makes new Girlguide centre possible

A fantastic new £270,000 centre for Girlguiding in Chandler’s Ford for Guides, Brownies and Rainbows has been built thanks to financial support from Eastleigh Borough Council. The Council provided £140,000 towards the cost of the building that has modern, purpose-built fully-accessible facilities. These include a main hall, toilets, separate meeting rooms, a kitchen and direct…

6,000 Hampshire Cub Scouts celebrate 100 years

Cub Scouts up and down the country are celebrating 100 years of adventure with Cubs 100 Promise Parties – with some heading to major landmarks for the event. On the 16th of December – exactly 100 years from when the Cub Scout Movement was launched – Cub Scouts will join thousands of others to renew…

Eastleigh guide gets top award

A young woman from Eastleigh has risen to the challenge to achieve the highest award in Girlguiding. Natasha Jarvis, 25, was presented with her Queen’s Guide Award at the House of Commons on Saturday 11 June by Chief Guide Valerie Le Vaillant, Girlguiding’s most senior volunteer. Adventurers and former Girlguiding members Anna McNuff and Sarah…

Hedge End Gang Show to celebrate ‘Best of British’

Hedge End gang show is back with big plans for their return to the scouting stage with their ‘Best of British’ production which will hit the stage in February 2016. The show has been providing creative activities for scouts in and around the Itchen district for over half a century having celebrated its 50th birthday in…

Local scouts take on weekly shop at Asda

  Asda Eastleigh welcomed the 2nd Ramalley Scouts down to the store to take on the challenge of doing the weekly shop on a £10 budget and also to receive a fantastic donation of £200.00 to help with their future fundraising. The scouts group were also taught about healthy eating and the importance of being…

Eastleigh remembers the fallen

Remembrance Sunday 2104 A record crowd assembled on Eastleigh recreation ground on Remembrance Sunday to honour the memory of the town’s fallen. The exceptionalyl mild weather and the World War One centenary boosted numbers at the service which was led by Salvation Army Envoy Margaret Moore and organised by the Eastleigh and District Royal British…

Eastleigh Scouts meet Bear in woods

Bear Grylls

  Cheering Scouts and volunteers from Eastleigh were on hand to greet Chief Scout, TV Star and adventurer Bear Grylls when he flew into the New Forest this weekend. Over 500 Hampshire Scouts had assembled at Ferny Crofts scout activity centre to meet their leader. Grylls, the star of Born Survivor, was a huge hit…

Forestry Commissioned!

  Rainbows, Brownies and Guides from Bishopstoke district joined Forestry Commission Rangers Ben Phelan and Dan  Charlesworth for a morning of tree planting and litter picking in Stoke Park Woods. The girls learned about the animals, trees and plants that live and grow there and it was a chance for them to earn their environment…

Town remembers the fallen

  A crowd of up to 1,000 Eastleigh townsfolk joined veterans, servicemen and cadets gathered on the recreation ground today (Sunday 11 Nov) to pay homage to the fallen of two world wars, Eastleigh’s first citizen, Mayor Malcolm Cross accompanied by the Deputy Lieutenant  of Hampshire Andrew Kent were joined by  MP Mike Thornton and…

Bishopstoke Brownies reach 30!

The 4th Bishopstoke Brownies have celebrated their 30th birthday in style with Brownies and leaders old and new attending a fun party. The 4th were formed on September 21st 1982 and to celebrate reaching this milestone old girls and current Brownies came together to play traditional Brownie games to music from the 1980’s, they also…

Scout’s Honour: John’s 80 years in Scouting

Scouts, beavers and cubs of 4th Chandler’s Ford (Hiltingbury) Scouts, along with leaders both past and present,  gathered together at their district campsite on Sunday to pay tribute to John Goble, their group president who is celebrating an incredible 80 years of involvement  in the scout movement. The youngsters,  mostly aged between 6 – 14,…

Eastleigh Cub Scout wins Bravery Award

Twelve young people who courageously put the skills that they learnt in Scouting into dramatic effect have been recognised by The Scout Association. The youngest is Kerena, a nine-year-old Cub Scout, from Chandlers Ford, Hampshire, who showed huge maturity following the tragic death of her mother through cancer. Shortly before her mother died, Kerena cared…