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  • 2nd Salisbury Scout Group receives Mencap Award

    2nd Salisbury Scout Group receives Mencap Award

    11th May 2015

    2nd Salisbury Scouts have been presented with Mencapís prestigious Betty Williams award. The Award was presented at Mencapís Annual General Meeting. Betty Williams was the first Manager of the Mencap shop on Catherine Street when it first opened its doors in 1983 where she continued as Manager for 20 years. The award is given in her memory and was granted this year to 2nd Salisbury Scout Group in recognition of the Groups outstanding contribution for people with learning disabilities. The presentation was made by Mrs Betty Vine, Betty Williamsí daughter and accepted, on behalf of 2nd Salisbury Scout Group by Sandy Yeates, the Group Scout Leader. The Scout Group is one of only 3 in the country to welcome young people with learning disabilities. Started nearly 30 years ago the Scout Group was set up to enable children with a learning disability to enjoy all that scouting offers. Then it was known as scout link. They meet every Tuesday evening in the United Reform Church. The leader...

  • 1st Boscombe Down Beaver Colony Invest on Mass

    1st Boscombe Down Beaver Colony Invest on Mass

    6th April 2015

    1st Boscombe Down Beaver Colony were recently visited by the District Commissioner, who was there to invest 10 new youth members, along with 2 Leaders Ė Bear & Chipmunk. The Beaver Colony at 1st Boscombe Down is thriving, but extra support in all sections is always appreciated! Should anyone be...

  • Laverstock "LARKS" Explorer Scout Unit  attend the London Monopoly Run 2015

    Laverstock "LARKS" Explorer Scout Unit attend the London Monopoly Run 2015

    3rd March 2015

    Five Explorer Scouts from the Laverstock 'LARKS' Explorer Scout Unit formed team 'Fulham' and entered the "Live" London Monopoly Run 2015 on Saturday 28th February. After an early start from Salisbury at 06.45hrs they reached Waterloo and signed in with the organisers ready for the 9.30 start....

  • Salisbury District Cubs 5-a-side Football Competition

    Salisbury District Cubs 5-a-side Football Competition

    2nd March 2015

    Salisbury District Cub 5-a-side Football Competition was held at Chafyn Grove School. Thirteen Teams from the District took part in a fun filled afternoon. The teams battled it out in a good natured manner showing skill and determination. Many of them had only played with one or two team mates...

  • 23rd Salisbury Cubs and Scouts joint Winter Camp

    23rd Salisbury Cubs and Scouts joint Winter Camp

    2nd March 2015

    23rd Salisbury Cubs and Scouts recently had a joint Winter Camp at Butcherís Coppice near Bournemouth. Their fun packed weekend of activities included fire lighting, backwoods cooking, climbing, abseiling, orienteering, assault courses, wide games and night hikes! Both nights the temperatures...

  • 3rd Salisbury Beavers Achieve Bronze

    3rd Salisbury Beavers Achieve Bronze

    26th November 2014

    Seven Beavers from 3rd Salisbury Scout Group were presented with their Chief Scout Bronze awards this week. They have completed all six challenge badges to achieve them, taking part in a variety of activities which included meeting Scouts from other countries, taking part in Scottish and...

  • 1st Downton Cub Pack Re-Opens it's Doors

    1st Downton Cub Pack Re-Opens it's Doors

    25th November 2014

    Despite a cold, wet, winters evening eighteen intrepid young people met at the Downton Scout Hut to relaunch Downton's Cub Pack. Akela was helped by four new leaders who got the pack off to a great start with an action packed evening of Cub Scouting. ...

  • Bag Packing Extravaganza

    Bag Packing Extravaganza

    18th November 2014

    Recently Bourne Valley and Laverstock Explorers worked together bag packing at the Tesco Extra Store on Southampton Road to raise much needed funds for their units.  They raised over an amazing £500.00 on the day. We would like to thank Ian Therwell the Manager at Tesco Extra...

  • 6th Salisbury Air Scouts Awarded their Aviation Badge

    6th Salisbury Air Scouts Awarded their Aviation Badge

    9th November 2014

    6th Salisbury Air Scouts recently visited Old Sarum Air Museum to complete their Aviation Skills Activity Badge. In order to qualify for the badge they had to be able to learn and list the main types of aircraft, identify the parts of an aeroplane, they were required to draw a map of an...

  • District Explorers Halloween Party

    District Explorers Halloween Party

    2nd November 2014

    On Friday 31st October thirteen Explorers from across the District joined by a few Cub Scouts and Scouts enjoyed a Halloween Party Hosted by Bourne Valley Explorers at Porton Memorial Hall. The evening included apple bobbing, pumpkin carving, cake decorating and Halloween games. ...

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