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Fund raising news - 7 December 2013

Bag Packing and Litter Picking Successes. 


Thanks to eveyone who helped out with these two busy events.

2013 Remembrance Day Parade

Please join us at the War Memorial in Totton for the Remembrance Day Service

Parade leaves Totton Police Station at 10.30 Sunday 9 November
Remember Them

Group Chairman - A message from our GSL

So,… probably the holder of this post for the shortest amount of time in Group history (6 months), it is now my turn to find a replacement Chairman for the Group. This is not a difficult role, and with the completion of the new HQ, the role now returns to its normal level.

Donkey Derby 2014

We're off and running towards Eling Recreation Ground on Saturday 17th May 2014

For our 19th Annual Donkey Derby

Group Adult Day - 31 August


Want to get afloat or try some Scouting activities without the embarassment of your kids around?

Almost Free Entry to Netley Marsh Steam Fair

We are looking for volunteers to help with our litter pick at the Netley Marsh Steam Rally on 27th, 28th and 29th July. 


Scout Troop Successes

To our Scouts for gaining 3rd place in the Solent Sea Scout Regatta at Blashford.

Thank you Anya, Kitty, Emma, Lorna, Lilly and Daniel for attending and contributing to the team score, and a special mention to Anya for her individual 3rd place.

Aquativity - looking back one week on - posted 30 Jun 2013

Thanks to our sponsors.

Sunday 23 June saw the official opening of our new HQ and Aquativity centre at Testwood Lakes.  After many years of fundraising, over 300 guests and members saw Francis Hughes from the F J Wallis Charitable Trust officially declare the building open.  The Trust, who are the project's lead sponsors, have been supporting the new building project since 2010.

The group have raised over £150k themselves.  Many other donors included The Barker Mills Foundation and a huge number of local companies and organisations who have provided materials and labour.  Without them the centre would still be an unfinished shell, and we would like to thank all of them for their generosity.

"You have reached your destination"

So this is it - Aquativity is now open.  This blog, charting the Road To Aquativity, has served its purpose of keeping interested parties informed of progress towards a functioning Aquativity Centre.  This is the last blog post in the series; I hope you have found it useful and interesting.  Please also take some time to look back through the history both here on the blog and in the newly posted picture gallery celebrating our opening on the Sea Scouts website.

The Road to Aquativity

The story of the building of Aquativity in pictures. From the digging of the first trench to the opening day.

It's taken two hard years to complete our spendid new building, since the contractors first came on site in May 2011.   In that time hundreds of volunteer hours have been given to provide a worthy home for the Group and a water activities centre the area can be proud of.  This gallery is a tribute to all of those who contributed and to our generous sponsors who have made it possible.