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  • Grow Your Group Workshops

    25th January 2020

    Grow your Group is a set of fun and entertaining workshops where we share skills and ideas that is supported by both electronic resources and hard resources. During the workshops we will look at all areas of recruitment including adult recruitment, engaging parents, welcoming new adults and marketing your Group. We look at all the areas you will need to help your Group grow. Grow your Group is about supporting you to recruit more adults, so that everyone can do less and have more fun. The workshops are fun and informative. You will pick up new ideas and new ways of approaching old problems as well as sharing the great solutions you have used in your groups. You’ll leave the workshops full of ideas and new tools to use. As a team, leaders, exec members and supporters have selected some really exciting workshops to explore in more depth. The dates for these workshops are: WORKSHOP ONE - Saturday 25th January 9am – 1pm WORKSHOP TWO - Saturday 29th February 9am – 1pm WORKSHOP THREE...

  • Silver Sunday - 6th October 2019

    6th October 2019

    A chance for older people to meet old friends and make new ones somewhere you may have not visited before. Bring the grandkids or just come on your own and have a relaxing day on the farm! Silver Sunday Poster ...

  • Car Boot Sale - Campsite Fundraising

    22nd September 2019

    The District Campsite Quest Committee have organised a car boot sale to be held at Wilton Park & Ride on Sunday 22nd September. All entry fees will go directly towards the campsite fundraising pot. More information can be found in the poster below.. Car Boot Poster ...

  • Scouting in Salisbury & South Wilts reaches the top:

    Scouting in Salisbury & South Wilts reaches the top:

    16th September 2019

    54 Salisbury & South Wilts recognised as top scouts at Guildhall Awards Ceremony. Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Network members were joined by their leaders and families at Salisbury Guildhall to celebrate their achievement of Scouting's Top Awards, attended by special guest (and former...

  • District AGM

    District AGM

    8th June 2019

    Notice is hereby given that Salisbury & South Wilts District Scout Council will be holding their AGM on Saturday 8th June at 7pm at Dennis Marsh House, Westminster Road, Salisbury SP2 7DG. After the formal business of the meeting, the Explorer Scout section will give a presentation and light...

  • Salisbury & South Wilts Celebrates St George's Day

    Salisbury & South Wilts Celebrates St George's Day

    29th April 2019

    On Sunday 28th April some 300 beavers, cubs, scouts and explorers, joined over 150 parents, adult leaders, supporters and invited guests, to parade through the City to mark St. George's Day. Groups mustered at Queen Elizabeth Gardens with flags unfurled, and formed up behind the District Colours...

  • Mayoral Scout Opportunity

    1st March 2019

    We are recruiting a reserve for the Mayoral Scout and a Mayoral Guide and reserve for 2019/20. The reserve is to support the Mayoral Scout and Guide with the option to take on the full role the following year. More information can be found on the file below. Mayoral Scout Poster ...

  • Salisbury & South Wilts Scouts Celebrate Reaching The Top

    Salisbury & South Wilts Scouts Celebrate Reaching The Top

    3rd February 2019

    Some 100 scouts from Salisbury & South Wilts have celebrated achieving their Top Awards. Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Network members gathered last week to mark this huge achievement. Over two evenings, one at Salisbury Guildhall, the other at the Michael Herbert Hall, Wilton, were...

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  • District Scout Panto

    District Scout Panto

    17th December 2018

    It's that time of year again!! The District Scout Panto is fast approaching, and tickets are available now!! Tickets cost £5 each, and the performances are at Studio Theatre on Ashley Road and are as follows: - Friday 1st February, 1900-2100 - Saturday 2nd February, 1400-1600 and 1900-2100 -...

  • JOTT 2019

    JOTT 2019

    16th December 2018

    The Jamboree on the Trail will be taking place on Saturday 11th May and will be open to anyone from Salisbury and South Wilts. Please see the image on the left for route guidance and more information. ...

  • It's Panto Time!

    7th November 2016

    Humpty Dumpty and Friends starring Scouts and Guides from the District, takes place from 19th to 21st January at the Studio Theatre, Ashley Road.Curtain up 7:00pm. Tickets £5.00 available Tel 01980 626119 or 01722 334715  Matinee Performance on Saturday 21st January at 2:00pm. Don't Miss...

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  • Nisa Community Project

    Nisa Community Project

    2nd November 2015

    Bourne Valley Scouts have just received support from Nisa store in Porton and received a cheque for £700 which will help buy new equipment for the group. The money is also going to be used to benefit the whole district.  This is a great example of scouting and the local community working...

  • Scouts Make A Splash

    Scouts Make A Splash

    11th August 2015

    This years Scout raft race was the biggest on record ! It was a day full of fun on the water.  The winners in year 6 to 7 were Bourne valley with a time of 2.39 and Laverstock won with a time of 2.34 for years 8 to 9.  For the full story and photos follow the link below:  ...

  • Cubs Get Into Sport !

    Cubs Get Into Sport !

    6th August 2015

    Cub scouts from across Salisbury recently took part in an evening of sports to achieve their athletics badge. Up to 200 young members of the scouting community took part in the event at Salisbury athletics track as part of there athletics challenge badge. This event is held every year and see...

  • 2nd Salisbury Scout Group receives Mencap Award

    2nd Salisbury Scout Group receives Mencap Award

    11th May 2015

    2nd Salisbury Scouts have been presented with Mencap’s prestigious Betty Williams award. The Award was presented at Mencap’s 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...

  • 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 – 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 Butcher’s 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. ...

  • 4th Salisbury (Harnham) Expedition Challenge

    4th Salisbury (Harnham) Expedition Challenge

    26th October 2014

    Nine members of the 4th Salisbury (Harnham) Scout Troop, assisted by two Leaders, recently went on a two day hike for the Expedition Challenge as part of the Chief Scout Gold Award. They hiked 12 miles from 10:30 on Saturday from Ibsley Bridge to Downton and another 8 miles from Downton back to...

  • Grose Trophy has a New Home

    Grose Trophy has a New Home

    23rd October 2014

    Sunday 12th October saw Scouts and Explorers from Salisbury & South Wilts District Scouts descend upon Downton for the Annual Grose Trophy Event. The Trophy was presented to the District in 1929 by Lt Col D.C.E Grose for outdoor troop competitions. The competition has been held every year...

  • 6th Salisbury Air Scouts Bike Ride

    6th Salisbury Air Scouts Bike Ride

    22nd October 2014

    Four of 6th Salisbury Air Scouts went on a 29.87 mile  bike ride on 18th October. They set off from Dennis Marsh House at 10.20am and their route took them via Stratford Sub Castle,through Lower and Upper Woodford and Amesbury towards towards Bulford Camp. They then rode back again to Salisbury...

  • Laverstock Beavers Mini Tour de France

    Laverstock Beavers Mini Tour de France

    17th October 2014

    Laverstock Beavers took part in a cycle route at Laverstock hall. Their starting point as Salisbury to a Portsmouth base, across the channel to a St Malo base and then back via a Calais and a Dover base. They found out about safety equipment and pumping up of tyres. This qualifies them for the...

  • Akela Receives Commendation for Good Service

    Akela Receives Commendation for Good Service

    11th October 2014

    Sandy McNeily, Akela at 6th Salisbury Air Scouts Cub Pack joined their Scout troop this week in presenting three of her cubs with their moving on award. Ten of her ex-cubs joined the troop and the Leaders to congratulate her on her recent presentation by District Commissioner David...

  • New Gate at Scout HQ

    New Gate at Scout HQ

    8th October 2014

    The car park at Dennis Marsh House our District Scout HQ in Westminster Road, Salisbury has a new entrance and a gate which is now kept locked when the premises are not in use. Because of the limited parking in the area it had been a growing problem with members of the public using our car park...

  • Surprise Guard of Honour at Wedding of 1st Wilton Scouts Assistant Beaver Leader

    Surprise Guard of Honour at Wedding of 1st Wilton Scouts Assistant Beaver Leader

    5th October 2014

    Saturday 4th October saw the Wedding of Simon Coombes and Alison Cutler at St Mary’s and St Nicholas’ Church in Wilton. In a surprise turn of events the newly married couple emerged from the church to be greeted by a Guard of Honour made up of Beavers, Cubs and Scout Leaders from1st Wilton...

  • 1st Alderbury Beavers are Aiming High

    1st Alderbury Beavers are Aiming High

    28th September 2014

    On Friday 26th September the 1st Alderbury Beaver Colony were treated to a drama class held by Kitty Love from Romsey School. The Beavers mimicked having their photographs taken, transported to the moon on a rocket ship and were turned into Zombies. Great fun was had by all.  To complete...

  • SALISBURY DISTRICT BEAVERS ACTIVITY DAY 21st SEPTEMBER

    SALISBURY DISTRICT BEAVERS ACTIVITY DAY 21st SEPTEMBER

    26th September 2014

    On Sunday the 21st of September Beavers from 7 Colonies within Salisbury District descended on Downton Scout Hut for a day of Fun and Activities. The morning was spent learning camp skills for one of the new badges they are able to gain. Skills included helping to put up a tent, pioneering,...

  • Cycling safe for 96 cubs.

    Cycling safe for 96 cubs.

    21st August 2014

    Cub scouts from across the Salisbury area got the opportunity to gain more experience on how to ride safely on Wiltshire roads. 96 children attended the event where they learnt more about how to maintain and ride their bikes but also how important it is to be seen when on the roads. “This...

  • Oliver Hits GOLD !

    Oliver Hits GOLD !

    27th June 2014

    Recently Oliver Hopkins gained his gold scout award; this is the highest award a scout can achieve and they must take part in community, social and physical activities. Oliver joined scouting at the age of six and is a well know member of the Salisbury district down to his passion for scouting. He...

  • SKY RIDE LOCAL PROGRAMME

    SKY RIDE LOCAL PROGRAMME

    22nd May 2014

    Like to get out on your bike more, but not sure where to start? Ride with Sky Ride Local this summer. As part of its partnership with Wiltshire Council, British Cycling is running a series of 25 free guided bike rides in the local area this summer.  With Sky Ride Local all the...

  • George and the Dragon is Coming !

    George and the Dragon is Coming !

    25th April 2014

    George and the Dragon is Coming ! news article On Sunday 27th April 2014 between 1pm and 4pm all members of Scouting in the District including Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Network Scouts will be at the grounds of the Arts Centre in Bedwin Street Salisbury to celebrate the patron...

  • Old Sarum Beavers Get Creative

    Old Sarum Beavers Get Creative

    21st April 2014

      Salisbury cathedral recently played host to 5x5x5=creativity who provided a creative workshop with old Sarum beavers. Before attending the event at the cathedral the group had six weeks of creative activities with two artists to expand their ideas and different style of working. The...

  • Who Is Your Scouting Hero ?

    Who Is Your Scouting Hero ?

    22nd February 2014

    Who Is Your Scouting Hero ? Do you have a leader you remember well ? Do you want to say thank you ? Print off the poster and get your young people , leaders and parents to thank a special person in scouting. These images will then be collected and posted on social network and will be kept as a...

  • Scouts Bang On Target !

    Scouts Bang On Target !

    22nd February 2014

    Scouts Bang On Target ! Four Scouts from the 4th Salisbury (Harnham) Troop and two from the 6th Salisbury Troop have attended a six week air rifle shooting course.  The National Small-bore Rifle Association’s Youth Proficiency Scheme covers modules such as the law, safety, equipment, range...

  • District Cube Event Success !

    District Cube Event Success !

    27th January 2014

    Scouts from across the Salisbury area came together this week to challenge each other and test their skills while taking on their very own version of the family favourite “the cube” from ITV. 57 scouts from across the district took part in the annual cube event held at 2nd Bulford St Leonards...

  • 55th Wiltshire Midwinter Expedition

    3rd January 2014

    55th Wiltshire Midwinter Expedition.  This years trip was to the LAKE DISTRICT  and accommodation was the 1st Ambleside Scout HQ.  Twenty-eight leaders, Network and Explorer Scouts took part.   The weather was very wet and very windy but this did not deter...

  • Handicraft Success

    Handicraft Success

    26th November 2013

    Cub Scouts in Salisbury & South Wilts District came together at their first Handicraft Exhibition for many years. The Cubs showed off their creative talents in the various classes using a variety of crafting methods and materials.  The Cubs were also competing for the best in show...

  • Laverstock Beavers Flying High

    Laverstock Beavers Flying High

    25th November 2013

    Laverstock beavers are flying high after their trip to Boscombe Down aviation collection at Old Sarum. Beaver’s scouts enjoyed a morning learning about aircraft and how they fly. They also got the opportunity to sit in aircraft cockpits and wear pilot uniform. For many this was the first time...

  • Coffee and Cakes for Shelterbox

    18th November 2013

    Laverstock Beaver Scouts are holding a Coffee and Cakes morning for Shelterbox in aid of the Philippines fund. 10.30am till 11.30am Saturday 23rd November 2013 Laverstock and Ford Village Hall , Park Road , Laverstock , SP1 1RQ Donations of £2 or more please ...

  • SHELTERBOX Charity

    SHELTERBOX Charity

    13th June 2013

    SHELTERBOXES                       Our last shelterbox was sent on behalf of Salsibury & S.Wilts District Scouts to support refugees fleeing from Somalia into Kurdistan....

  • Welcome the new DC

    29th May 2013

    David Waspe, formerly the GSL of Laverstock Scout Group has been appointed as the DC to follow from Tim Read. Dave is busy updating his skills for his new role, but will be happy to meet with Leaders or parents by appointment. Dave also works at the local Community Farm and is honing his...

  • 6th Salibury Cubs take Lanterns to Horatio's Garden

    2nd December 2012

    6th Salibury Cubs take Lanterns to Horatio's Garden The Cubs from the 6th took their Lanterns to a Lantern Parade at the Hospital, where patients and their visitors came out on a chilly night to the newly created Horatio's Garden. The Garden was created as a memorial to Horatio Chapple,...

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