Offering young people fun and adventure through a huge range of experiences and opportunities
Covering the Hatch Warren & Beggarwood areas of Basingstoke as well as the nearby villages we offer a wide range of activities and events for young people between 6 and 14 years old.
During a member’s time in Scouting they will move between our sections based on their age. This progression allows each section to gradually and continually develop the young people throughout their time with us.
For 6 – 8 yr old members. Beaver Scouts are our youngest members. They usually meet weekly to take part in a wide range of activities including games, crafts, singing, visits and good turns, along with plenty of outdoor activities.
They will also have the opportunity to take part in the fun and excitement of camps and sleepovers. It may be the first time they spend a night away from home so it’s a real adventure for them.
Through all of these activities they will earn their first awards and badges.
For 8 – 10.5 yr old members. A Cub Scout Pack can have up to 36 Cub Scouts and is split into smaller groups called Sixes. Cubs take part in a wide range of activities designed to be interesting and challenging.
A Cub Scout meeting consists of games and activities with plenty of time spent outdoors. Camps and holidays are some of the most memorable events of the year for Cubs.
Badges and awards increase in number and difficulty to encourage the Cubs to try and learn new things.
For 10.5 – 14yr old members. Each Scout Troop consists of small units of six to eight Scouts called a Patrol, usually led by a Patrol Leader. The activities and adventures continue to get bigger and we start to give them more independence. Outdoor activities feature prominently, with the highlight being camping.
Throughout the year, Scouts learn various skills, such as map reading, camp cooking and first aid in preparation for camps as well as a wide range of other things, such as electronics, teamwork and important life skills.
We still recognise their efforts through badges and award schemes however there is a bigger emphasis on them to complete their awards themselves.
The later sections in Scouting are by our District, Basingstoke West.
For 14 – 18yr old members. Explorers is run at a District level.
Explorers will concentrate on the Queen’s Scout Award and the Duke of Edinburgh scheme as well as plenty of other interesting fun and adventurous activities.
For 18 – 25yr old members. Network is run at a District level.
Network offers young adults a chance to get together in a more social environment but continue to enjoy scouting activities with their friends.
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