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4th Eastleigh on the Water

A watery summer for 4th Eastleigh Scouts

Its been a very watery summer for the Scouts of the 4th Eastleigh. Back in June, as part of an activity evening giving them the chance to try out canoeing and watersports, their leader took the opportunity to invest four of them into the troop.  The evening, being held at Southampton University Watersports Centre saw the troop out on the water learning some boat control skills and having a bit of fun.

Since then, and before the weather starts to get cooler, the troop have been out again, this time at Lakeside in Eastleigh, to brush up their skills, have a bit of fun, and maybe try something new.

Here are a few photos from the evenings that have happened over the summer:

If you, or your troop/pack want to have a go at Canoeing or try some water based activities, get in touch with Geordie on keppelscrew or make contact with Rock N Roll, our Scout Active Support section to discuss what sort of activity you would like to do.

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A quick update…

The District Commissioner met with her District Team this week to look ahead to the next 12 months within Eastleigh District.

The team discussed ideas and events that they are looking to arrange, and would like to share a few dates for your diary with you and a request for help.

Chief Scout Awards Presentation: 9th Nov & 23rd Nov
Two dates for Chief Scout Awards Presentations to be held at Pavilion on the Park. Invites to be sent out nearer the time.

Cub Incident Hike: 22nd Nov
A short hike around the local area for the Cubs to include a few activities on route. More details to follow about time and location.

And a request for your help…

Rob Iskett, from the 4th Eastleigh, is looking for help with organising a District Camp for September 2015. He already has a location: University of Southampton Sports Ground, Wide Lane, but needs help to plan, organise and deliver the camp. If you want to be part of the team to make the camp happen, then please get in touch.

Keep an eye out for more information on events and activities throughout the year.

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Sue Nash would like your help…

23wsj-final-rgb-smallSue Nash is one of the lucky people who will be going to next year’s World Scout Jamboree in Japan, but needs your help.

She has been selected to go as an Assistant Leader with the Hampshire Flappy Fish (one of four Jamboree Units containing Hampshire Scouts). However, in order to be able to go, she is looking to raise £3000 through various activites.

One of these activities is the BCU Wild Water Race on the River Hamble on 8th November.

Sue is looking for sponsorship for the event to help her towards her target. If you would like to sponsor Sue, or want to make a donation, you can head over to her Fundraising page to help.

You can find out more about the World Jamboree on their website.

The World Scout Jamboree occurs every four years and from Tuesday, 28 July to Saturday 8 August 2015, it is estimated that 30,000 Scouts and Guides aged between 14 and 17 from across the World will participate in the 23rd World Scout Jamboree, which is being held in Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.

25% of the UK fee to attend the Jamboree is given to Solidarity, thus enabling those from poorer countries the opportunity to take part and be involved in the Jamboree.

The theme for the Jamboree is “WA: a Spirit of Unity” is the theme for the Jamboree. The Kanji Character “和” (WA) embraces many meanings such as unity, harmony, cooperation, friendship and peace. WA also represents Japan and its culture.