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A Massive Thank You!!

You may remember a few weeks ago  we asked for your help in voting for us to recieve funding from the Aviva Community Fund. Well, the votes have been counted, and you did it!

Eastleigh’s Scout Active Support Unit, Rock’n’Roll received enough votes to qualify for he £1000 award.

The award will be spent on Rescue and Safety Equipment to boost the growing fleet of boats to provide safe and fun water activities for Scouts of all ages.

In the last year we have gone from a standing start to having a fleet of boats and being able to provide activities to lots of young people. Rock n Roll is continuing to build on this success in all kinds of adventures and will be a visible presence in Eastleigh for many years to come.

Beaver Space Night…

The excellent people at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium hold badge evenings for Beavers during which they can earn their space activity badge. Having enquired, they currently have no bookings for Thursday 3rd December. It runs from 5:54 – 7:15pm. With a capacity of 120, I thought it would be great if as many colonies as possible were to meet together on that night and have a shared time of space fun.

The cost is £5.50 per beaver (badge activities, snack and planetarium show). Adults are just £2. The usual admission price (inc planetarium) is £9! Please note that you will need to provide the badges yourselves. Payment is made as a single payment from each colony on the night.

If you would like to book places for your colony please contact Laura (details below) directly and get in early to avoid disappointment as I know it is popular. If you are worried about booking spaces that you later can’t fill, you have the option to open it to Beaver siblings for the same price.

For more details go to: >
or contact:

Laura Hobin, School Bookings Officer
Direct Line: +44 1962 891900
Main: +44 1962 863791
Winchester Science Centre
Telegraph Way, off Alresford Road
Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1HZ

If you could also let me know when you have booked it would help me keep a handle on who is going.

Any questions, please ask.

Kind regards


Crafty Cubs!!

On Thursday 7th May, the 7th Eastleigh Cub Pack went to HobbyCraft for an Arts and Craft Workshop evening.

The activities organised by the store included making a hand bowl out of clay – this involved the cubs cutting out their handprint from clay and forming a bowl out of it.

The other activity was making a wobbly head model out of cardboard tubes and pipe cleaners.

All of the cubs enjoyed themselves and had a good time and are now a bit artier.

Below are pictures from the evening.

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story submitted by Andy Dear, CSL 7th Eastleigh


Beaver Scout Update


I hope you are well.  I have some exciting new developments in Eastleigh Beavering to inform you of.

Firstly, I am delighted to inform you that we have appointed Sandy McGregor and Esme Jacobs as the new District Beaver Leaders.  They will work alongside me to help plan new district events and I know their experience and enthusiasm will help us arrange some really great activities.

Secondly the date of the next District Beaver meeting is Tuesday 30th June 8pm at my house.  You are all welcome and an agenda will be sent out nearer the time.

I have some provisional dates for your diaries:

Wacky Races 11am – 1:30pm Saturday 18th July The Hub, Bishopstoke – date to be confirmed and details to follow.

Space Badge evening at Winchester Science centre – Thurs 3rd December 5:45 – 7:15 – to be confirmed.

Beaver 30th Birthday Party 6:30 – 8:30 Gambado, Eastleigh a Friday in late January / early Feb to be confirmed.

Once these dates are firmed up I’ll let you know.

We thought it would be a nice idea to arrange a social evening for all colony leaders and helpers (and partners).  Rather than squeezing it in to Christmas, are you interested in a skittles evening at the Phoenix in Twyford.  Sat 20th February 2016, 7 – 11?  £10 gets us the skittle hire and a meal.  If enough of us think it is a good idea then I’ll book the venue and arrange the meal and money nearer the time.  Please let me know.

I think that’s it for now.  Keep those Bronze award requests coming in!

Kind regards


Graham to run Wyvern10K race

Graham Parsons, your ADC (Beavers) has entered this year’s Wyvern10K race, and would like you to sponsor him. Here is a brief message from him, and detail on how to donate.


I’m taking part in the Wyvern 10K on 12/07/2015 to raise money for Parkinson’s UK and I’d really appreciate your support.

Donating to my JustGiving page is easy – just follow this link and click Donate:

JustGiving sends your donation straight to Parkinson’s UK so it’s a quick and safe way to donate.

Thank you,