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Local leaders awarded Gold

Eastleigh Scouts are proud to have two dedicated members of their District team, Steve Philpott and Chris Geordie Fawcett, who have been recognised by Canoe England for their dedication and time spent volunteering for the sport.  Both have achieved their Paddlesport Volunteer Gold awards in honour of volunteering in excess of 100 hrs in the last year each, a first for Scouting in the UK. This is no mean feat for either of the pair in such a short period of time.  Both paddlers started out as Scouts with the 13th Eastleigh Sea Scouts back in the 80’s and are both key members of Eastleigh Scouts newest section, Rock and Roll SASu, the districts Activity Team providing Leaders and Scouts with training and experiences not normally available on normal Scout nights. They have progressed through to become Coaches returning the skills they have learned to paddlers of ages both in and out of Scouting and continue to improve their skills and qualifications for the future.


This award is not easily achieved and they are just two out of less than thirty to have received the award since it started in 2013. Their dedication and hard work has helped towards training and inspiring more people to take the plunge and take part in paddling, and show that the sport is a wide and varied spectrum of boating styles. Their continued work is helping bring the Scouting 2018 Vision for Eastleigh into a reality.


Eastleigh Lions Barn Dance

After the excellent help that Eastleigh Lions gave us at the weekend, it seems only fair to help them advertise one of their fundraising events this weekend.

Barn Dance poster May 15

The Barn Dance is being held this weekend, Saturday  2nd May, starting at 7:30 (finishing at 10:30), and featuring the band ‘Beyond The Pale’ in the Bishopstoke Memorial Hall on Riverside (SO50 6LQ). Tickets are £10 and need to be purchased in advance.

Ticket price includes a Ploughmans Supper, but please provide your own drinks.

Phone 023 8069 3032 for tickets.



Thank You all for a great turnout

With a great turn out of Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Network, Eastleigh District Scouts celebrated St George’s Day with a parade through central Eastleigh and a service on Eastleigh Recreation Ground. 

The parade was led by the Spitfire Band and it was great to see all the Groups in the District represented. Adam Jollens, the County Commissioner commented on how smart you all looked.

Reverend Jono led the service although I was a little nervous when he did the magic milk trick! I didn’t realise having milk poured over me was part of the job description! Anyway he PROMISED not to get too much on me and I HOPED he was right!

St George found great courage and I hope you will too whenever you face any difficulty.

I would like to say a massive thank you to David, John and the team who helped organise such a great day and our thanks also go to Reverend Jono for a fun service and to the Lions Club for helping out with the road closures and to Eastleigh Borough Council for all their help

District Commissioner

The Daily Echo were also out and about today, and have published an article and a series of photos of our parade.  If you have any photos of our Parade today, and would like to share them with us, please let us know.