Welcome to 4th New Forest North (Eling) Sea Scouts

A thriving Royal Navy Recognised Group based in Totton, near Southampton UK, with Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Sea Explorers
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Charity Number 302268  -  RN Recognition Number 99
Group News

Newsletter published - Nov 13 2010

The latest edition of the Group Newsletter has been published online.

Reminder of venue for Cub meetings

Pack meetings are being held at Abbotswood School through the winter.

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Prince Harry Drops In - Posted 5th Nov 2010

Eling Leader helps launch Soldier Challenge 2011 with Prince Harry and Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls arrives. (Pictures by Frank Wright)

Once again our own Assistant Scout Leader, Flic Wright, was in the media spotlight when she attended the launch of The Soldier Challenge 2011 at the Imperial War Museum in London today.  The Challenge aims to raise money for soldiers by getting members of the public to try some of the training activities that soldiers have to undertake.

A number of challenges were set up in the Museum Grounds and teams of Army Cadets and Scouts from across UK raced each other against the clock.  Bear Grylls, the Chief Scout, was on hand to urge the Scouts on, and the highlight for the teams was when Prince Harry arrived to put his support behind the launch of the Challenge.   Prince Harry chatted with the Scouts, asking about the Queen's Scout Award, before posing with them in front of the huge guns, which had been used as part of the assault course.  Bear Grylls sampled the zip wire to the delight of the media and urged on by the Prince. "I was keen to have a go", said Flic,"but we ran out of time. It was great to meet Bear again and to talk with Prince Harry.  My friends often ask why I am in the Scouts; now they know!" Anyone interested in taking up the challenge can sign up at the web site.

Eling Scout Success in Stag's Head Trophy 1 Nov 2010

Our patrols dominated the District Event again this year.

(Picture: Frank Wright)

The annual Stag's Head Trophy Competition took place at the weekend.  Involving navigation skills, application of Scouting training, problem solving and team work over a series of bases, the competition tests Scouts to the full.

Our patrols took first and second places on the day, reflecting the high levels of skill they had acquired.  Well done to all of those took part, and to the organising Leaders and volunteers, without whom these events would not take place.

Welcome to our new web site - posted 1 Nov 2010

After several years hosted by BTIK we have moved to a new web hosting site.

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We hope you like the changes - which are not yet complete. We will gradually be adding content and functionality, bear with us as we build up the pages - please let us know what you think.

We intend to offer separate areas for each Section, as well as secure areas for Leaders or Parents so we can offer more flexible information for you.

Use the Contact Us facility to let us know your comments about the web site or any problems with it.

Eling Scouts meet Bear Grylls

Two Explorer Scouts and one Network member met with Bear Grylls on 3 October when he dropped in to Ferny Crofts

(Picture: Frank Wright)

Emily Townrow and Lewis Brown from Relentless Explorers were taking part in the first ever meeting of the Hampshire Scout Youth Council when Bear dropped in unannounced on their breakfast session. Lewis and Emily were able to ask Bear about his Scouting experiences and activities during his brief visit to Hampshire. Flic Wright (ex Warrior Troop & Relentless) from NFN Pegasus Network, welcomed Bear to the site when his helicoptor touched down and accompanied him as he toured the site, coaching youngsters on the high ropes courses and meeting with a very surprised Eureka Jamboree Unit who were camping for the weekend."

National Commissioner at Testwood

Alex Minajew, National Commissioner for Programme visited the County Pulling Regatta on Saturday, 25th September.

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Alex spent several hours visiting the Groups taking part, talking with the youngsters and Leaders, before presenting prizes to the winners.  Commenting on the venue, Alex said what a fantastic facility the lakes were, and looked forward to seeing the new Aquativity Centre once it was completed.  Despite the windy weather which played havoc with some of the starts, a full programme of races were run.

Eling Scout Builds School In Zambia

Flic Wright, one of our ex Scouts and Explorers, has been on an expedition to Zambia to build a school. 

(Picture: Flic Wright)

Flic joined 28 Scouts,Guides & Leaders from southern England on the four week trip to the remote Siavonga District, on the shores of Lake Kariba. Working alongside Zambian Scouts and helped by local villagers, the team constructed a school and medical centre. Flic said, "It was the culmination of two years hard work, fundraising and training. The new centre will make a huge difference to the lives of the local children, who previously had to walk up to 10 km through the bush. We are all delighted that not only have they called the School 'Katulumba', which means 'We are thankful' in the local Tonga dialect, but we have heard that they have also given that name to the village."
Click here to find out more and see some of the fantastic pictures the team brought back. A full report will be out in the October's edition of HSN


Four of our Scouts scooped the District Eagle Trophy

(Picture: Nicky Culley)

A team of fours Scouts from the Warrior Troop took line honours in the District Eagle Trophy in 2009 - can they repeat it in 2010?

The winning team walked for approx 6 miles completing manned bases along the way and answering questions at set grid references. All had a great time and have put their names down for this year's event! we wish the teams luck.

Cubs raise money for Shelter Box

The Cub Scouts put their best feet foward in aid of ShelterBox.

(Picture: Vanessa Slawson)

The Cubs decided to raise money for the ShelterBox Charity by doing a sponsored walk. Lookig splendid in their uniforms they walked alongside the River Test from our existing Headquarters to Testwood Lakes, the site of our new building, to be known as Tetwood Aquativity Centre, which will provide state-of-the-art facilities for the Group.
They raised £220 in just under an hour and arrived in time to see the sun set over the lakes.