22nd Southampton Cubs, Scouts & The Scouts Association.
I’ve always had an interest in being active, as a child I passed through, 22nd Southampton Cubs, Scouts & The Scouts Association, picking up a couple of badges on the way. Also joining Army cadets, thus finding out a military life was probably not for me. But all of these places, including school allowed be to play team sports (in most cases badly). I think it was the being part of something that was what I enjoyed most of all.
You will see photo’s from days in the cubs and scouts in the galleries. Everything from the West District cubs swimming gala circ 1973, in which in did not win anything and had to be given one of Chris Mills certificates for the photo.
At the same time most of us played football for 22nd Cubs and then Scouts and just won everything. There is not much better for a 9-10yr old to be having fun with friends from my street and school. Just a quick thank you to my Mum for the photos.
Southampton West Ventures Scouts, one day at Redbridge school 4th & 5th year assembly there was a presentation from a couple of guys called Glen Joyce and Andy Southam about joining Venture Scouts. I went along with Neil Perry, we just had loads of fun and did some crazy things.
We would never win the Champions League, but had loads of fun…
We did do the occasional serious thing, look at in our sexy uniforms..
I still see Neil Perry regularly, but then he is my sister’s boyfriend of 30yrs.
It all finally culminated in a visit with my Mum to St James palace to collect my Queens Scout Award. Just look at that hair. Mine not hers…
In fact I had so much fun I even joined a second group based in Totton, in another scouting district, Ealing Sea Ventures.
Ealing Sea Ventures was lead by Roger Street, who at that time was a teacher at Millbrook School.