Scouting is broken into sections by age...

Scouting is open to all young people aged between 6 and 25 years old from any faith, belief or background. There are 5 sections, based on the member’s age, which make up Scouting and each offers their own range of badges, awards and activities.

All sections rely on volunteer leaders to run – why not get involved…!?

Sections at Hatch Warren Scout Group

Beaver Scouts

6 - 8 yrs

The Beaver Section is for youngsters aged between 6 and 8 years. The programme for this age group is based around Fun & Friends. Each Beaver ‘Colony’ usually meets once a week and have a great time playing games or making some craft items. They have a structured and ongoing learning progress which will prepare them for the transition to the Cub section.

Hatch Warren Scout Group currently have 2 Beaver Colonies:

  • Chinook – Thursday Night
  • Ojibwa – Friday Night

Cub Scouts

8 - 10.5 yrs

The Cub Section is the next stage in the process and is for young people between the ages of 8 & 10½. Like the Beavers they also have a programme of activities which help to mould their progress in life and in Scouting. They are given a bit more responsibility and freedom to undertake different challenges and adventures.

Hatch Warren Scout Group current have 2 Cub Packs:

  • Cherokee – Monday Night
  • Navajo – Monday Night


10.5 - 14 yrs

The Scout Section is the next section up the chain. This is for members who are aged between 10 ½  & 14. As you can imagine at this age the young people are looking for more adventure and a more challenging Scouting experience. We also encourage more independence and responsibility as they move through Scouts. This is gained by a programme of progressive training, delivered via structured leadership teams.

Hatch Warren Scout Group currently has 1 Scout Troop:

  • Comanche – Thursday Night

Sections at Basingstoke West District Scouts

Explorer Scouts

14 - 18 yrs

Explorer Scouts cater for our 14-18 year old members Both of these sections are guided by a leadership team that are working towards the higher end awards: i.e.: Duke of Edinburgh or Queens Scout awards. This is achieved by a largely Explorer Scout lead programme of activities which encourage the young person to be the best they can be and also have fun while learning.

Explorer Scouts operate at a District Level. For more details please visit the Basingstoke West District Scouts website:

Network Scouts

18 - 25 yrs

Network Scouts are for young adults between 18-25 yrs old. Network has a less formal setup but can still help members reach the highest youth award in Scouting – the Queen’s Scout Award.

Network Scouts operate at a District Level. For more details please visit the Basingstoke West District Scouts website: