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

A wheely good day for the Cubs

Cubs enjoy fun at the Soap Box Derby. We would also like to congratulate our team who won the District Scrap Heap Challenge and now go forward to the County Final!
Pictures from Tony Baker
 

LEE BUDD MBE - GONE HOME


We were saddened to hear of the death of Lee Budd on 30th October. Lee was a familiar figure at Sea Scout regattas in Hampshire where he worked tirelessly, helping with the organisation, as well as supporting his own Group, 13th Southampton. Scores of Scouts from across the County attended his funeral service - a tribute to his standing in the Scout Community.




ASDA Bag Packing Result

 

Thanks to  in Totton!!

 

Our bag pack on Saturday 20th October at Asda raised a massive£1149.50 towards our Group funds and the completion of our fantastic new Aquativity Centre.

 

Lewis Leads the Way


 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ASSISTANT BEAVER LEADER LEWIS, who was recently presented with the prestigious YOUNG LEADER BUCKLE by New Forest North District Commissioner, Kerie.

 

 

 

WHAT A FANTASTIC WEEKEND FOR WARRIOR TROOP!


WELL DONE TO EVERYONE who entered the kayak Regatta last Saturday.  Many of you managed to finish in the top 3 places in your class despite not having had a go at the class before. 6th overall is a brilliant result! Hopefully we will get the chance to practice before next year in some of the other classes when the new style of boats are available at the lakes.

Totton Carnival


THE RESCHEDULED TOTTON CARNIVAL took  place on SATURDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER. The Cubs and Beavers turned out dressed as pirates in red, white and blue to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.

Help for Heroes - A day out at the lakes

Afghanistan veterans enjoy some rare sunshine at Testwood.




The soldiers try out their paddle & ball skills.

Building a new future - Weekend working parties

If you can hammer a nail, saw wood or push a broom, we want to hear from you!







We would like to run working parties on the new building at Testwood Lakes on 2 consecutive Saturdays 21st and 28th July.


Diamond Donkey Derby Day

Perfect weather brings out record crowds!




The three leading jockeys pose for the camera. All photos D Kennard)


One of the closely fought races.




OUR 17th DONKEY DERBY saw around 4000 people enjoying a fun-filled afternoon, made extra special by the glorious sunshine. Guest of Honour this year was David Sisi, back row forward for London Irish and England Under 20s, ex of Tottonians RFC and a former member of Eling Sea Scouts. David did a great job of opening the event, helping with commentary and meeting the vistors. He also donated a signed shirt which was raffled off to help the Aquativity project funds.

New attractions this year, including "piggy racing" (toy pigs), sand art and a very popular soft play area for toddlers, joined the old favourites such as coconut shy, donkey rides, raffle, refreshments and nail painting.

We must not forget to mention the Donkey Racing - the incredible antics of the mounts - and the efforts of the jockeys to remain seated despite them - kept the crowds amused. Eventual winner was "Rocky Rex" ridden by one of our own Sea Scouts Cameron Barr and owned by Cub Scout, Richard Woodhouse. 2nd was Sea Scout Archie Clarkson and 3rd was Chloe Stanfield - pictured above left.







Eling Leaders At Windsor

Rain fails to spoil National St George's Day Parade!




Vanessa poses at Windor wearing her Silver Acorn (V Slawson)


HM The Queen & HRH Duke of Edinburgh chat with Bear Grylls. (V Slawson)




THE NATIONAL ST GEORGE'S DAY PARADE did not escape the torrential rain that plagued our District event. Our Cub Leader, Vanessa was invited to watch the parade along with scores of other award recipients. Also on hand to enjoy the day were the parents of the hundreds of Queens' Scouts, their numbers swelled as the parade would be reviewed by HM The Queen and HRH Duke of Edinburgh. The morning practice sessions were definitely wet-weather affairs as the Queen's Scouts practised their drill ready for the parade before being addressed by the Chief Scout, Bear Grylls. The weather failed to co-operate, despite it being the Diamond Jubilee Year, and as natty blue plastic cagouls were issued to the marchers, the decision was taken to cut the event short. Vanessa said, "It was wet, windy and cold in Windsor. Add to that a very long wait in the Quadrangle of the Castle, no formation of the Queen’s Scouts and no Royal Inspection.

Then Bear and Derek Twine walk around the Quadrangle talking to as many as possible, super. The 14th Eastleigh Scout band marched in, played and displayed, wonderful and so very good. Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh arrived to review the parade, things brightened up. Then, from all over the UK, the 2012 Queen’s Scouts, dressed in see-through blue plastic waterproofs, marched in, so defiant of the weather and so proud. Well done to the Hampshire Queen’s Scouts, the best, of course, and to the Queen’s Scouts Working Party making everything run smoothly. What a wonderful day"