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February 19, 2020
Vacancy – Eastleigh District Commissioner / Volunteer Manager

Vacancy – District Commissioner / Volunteer Manager of Eastleigh Scout District. A ‘job share/team’ arrangement will be considered for this role. Closing date for nominations and applications is Friday 13th March 2020. Help support Eastleigh’s success.

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February 11, 2020
Young Leaders’ Rally 2020

In January, Hampshire Scouts hosted its third annual Young Leaders’ Rally. This event is aimed at Young Leaders who are young people aged 14 to 18 and volunteer at local Scout groups. Alongside adult volunteers, they help to provide activities for the younger sections. The weekend event saw over 45 Young Leaders from across the […]

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February 11, 2020
Southampton's Early Years Pilot celebrates its first year

Congratulations to the 13th Southampton (Millbrook) Hedgehogs who are celebrating their 1st Birthday this month (February, 2020). The nest, aimed at 4 and 5-year-olds, held their first meeting in February last year after being selected as one of six groups from about 750 who expressed an interest in hosting the Scouts Early Years Pilot. The […]

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January 21, 2020
Have you got what it takes to volunteer with Hampshire Scouts at CarFest 2020?

CarFest Volunteers (18 and over) Wanted for August Bank Holiday Weekend 2020 Laverstoke Park Farm, Overton, Hampshire, RG25 3DR. We have been asked again this year to support CarFest 2020 and are looking for volunteers to join our team supporting the staff, enjoying CarFest and having FUN! It’s a family music, motor and food festival. […]

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January 18, 2020
Wet weather didn't stop fundraisers cycling for Masindi water wells in Africa

On Sunday 29th of September a group of Bramshill Scouts, parents and leaders set out on a sponsored cycle ride in aid of Masindi water wells. Rayner Mayer was the mastermind behind this year’s Tour de Hartley Wintney. All was arranged with precision, except the weather. There was no shortage of water in Hampshire that […]

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January 18, 2020
Here's to another year of fun and adventure in the sun!

THE summer is continually the prime time for successful Scout camps across the county - especially for Hampshire's first Chameleon Camp which took place earlier this year. On Saturday 29th June 2019, the County Team and Ferny Crofts Scout Activity Centre staff ran the event specifically designed for campers with special needs who could benefit […]

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January 5, 2020
Experience the best selling variety show around

BASINGSTOKE Gang Show returns to The Haymarket for its 27th stunning variety show spectacular in 2020. With a production of classic to contemporary performances brought alive by more than 70 people in this highly entertaining show, the audience can expect to be delighted by magnificent live music and the very best comedy. Basingstoke Gang Show […]

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January 1, 2020
Volunteer Vacancies

**** Vacancy - Lead Volunteer - Itchen South **** We're looking for someone, or a team of people, to become the new lead volunteer/s for the Scouts across the Itchen South District. Have you got - or know someone that has - what it takes to be the District Commissioner for the area? Please see […]

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January 1, 2020
Hampshire shooters succeed in the National Scout Rifle Championships!

Fantastic results for Portsmouth Scout Shooting Club.   Paige Baxter, 13, and James Baxter, 18, who both started their shooting careers at PSSC both achieved Gold in Target Sprint Junior Class B and Senior Class A respectively.  Target Sprint is a fast paced race with shooters running 400m three times and shooting in between. James' time was […]

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December 31, 2019
A year full of adventure thanks to Hampshire Scouts camping challenge

A CAMPING challenge which aims to encourage Explorer Scouts, Network Members and Adult Volunteers to sleep under canvas at least once a month for a whole year has been hailed a success. More than 200 people signed up to the challenge this year, with even more expected for 2020. Some of the participants opted for […]

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December 15, 2019
Excitement builds ahead of Hampshire Scouts Present December performance

Hampshire Scouts Present is delighted to be returning this December with the wonderful 14th Eastleigh Scout and Guide Band to present ‘A Big Band Christmas’ On the back of the ‘Spitfires’ recording a Christmas CD ‘with friends’ which HSP were delighted to be invited to guest on. We are delighted to be bringing some of the most […]

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December 13, 2019
Up for the Ferny Crofts Mud Run?

Ferny Crofts Scout Activity Centre is excited to launch a brand new event to the site for 2020. The Mud Run event is open to all Scout and Guide Groups with participants ranging from 6+. The day will run from approximately 9:30 - 4:00pm and will cost £8 per participant. There will be optional activities […]

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December 4, 2019
Hampshire Scout set to be Christmas number one contender

Sir David Attenborough has backed a Hampshire Scouts quest to top the Christmas charts. Eight-year-old Cub Scout Frankie Morland, of the 29th Odiham (Pondtail) Scout Group, has written his own single World in Danger. The song addresses Frankie's concerns about the world of tomorrow and is aimed at raising awareness of the climate disaster the […]

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November 25, 2019
Hampshire Scouts involved in the Hampshire Youth Network

The Hampshire Youth Network (HYN) is an exciting new initiative championed by our President the Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire. Following on from the successful cross Hampshire Youth Service last year at Winchester Cathedral - where more than 1,000 young people, leaders and parents attended to commemorate the end of the first World War. The Hampshire Youth […]

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November 24, 2019
Find your voice, spread the excitement and be the change

We're delighted to announce the dates of the next Scouts Speak Up Course for young people and workshop for adult volunteers. We make a difference, improve where we live, have fun and give young people skills for life along the way. From recruitment to celebrating our successes, we often need to shout about what we […]

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October 27, 2019
Hundreds of Beavers gather in the New Forest

A sunny July weekend saw nearly 400 Beavers from 14 districts come together for the second Hampshire Beaver's County Camp. With it being 50 years since Scouts first stepped on the moon we took that as our theme and had our Space Camp at Ferny Crofts Scout Activity Centre in the New Forest. Months of […]

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October 27, 2019
What's happening with Scouts for 4 and 5 year olds?

The Scouts have been talking about whether it could be extended to 4 and 5 years old for a while now. It’s all part of the UK-wide plan to support even more young people to develop skills for life. Through an exciting pilot scheme, our headquarters is gauging the impact Scouts has on the development […]

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October 27, 2019
Hampshire Scout on a mission to inspire

I'm on a mission to inspire millions of young people - that's the message of Hampshire Scouts ambassador James Ketchell. The world-record holder, who covered 24,000 nautical miles over the last 175 days, says the Scouts has instilled the confidence and belief he needed to complete his mission. James said: "I've met a lot of […]

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January 24, 2019
Hampshire Scout returns from Antarctica

After 2044 km and 61 days, Joe Doherty reached the end of his Antarctic expedition, having skied from the Messner Start to the South Pole and kite-skied back to Hercules Inlet. This is an awesome achievement, and our congratulations go to Joe and to his family, friends and sponsors who have supported him. “We are […]

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January 13, 2019
Happy 110th Birthday Hampshire Scouts!

Sunday 13 January 2019 marks our 110th birthday. Over the past 110 years, we have given tens of thousands of young people the opportunity to experience new things, make new friends, and learn Skills for life. Our 110th birthday gives us a great opportunity to celebrate the amazing range of activities our members take part […]

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January 15, 2018
Stubbington Scout Leader Supports Hamble River Rescue

Scout leader Craig Hollands from Fareham West used his Scouting skills to jump to the rescue of a woman crying out for help in the River Hamble last night. Craig, an assistant scout leader at 1st Stubbington, was one of two kayakers who attempted a late-night rescue after coming across the woman who had been out walking […]

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