March 24, 2024
Growth and Development team success with sixteen Squirrels

Another Hampshire community now has Scouting for 4-6 year olds, thanks to the help from one of Hampshire Scout's Growth and Development Officers. Squirrel Scouts, designed and open for young people aged 4 to 6 years of age, is the latest branch of the Scouts family tree and helps bring Scouting to new audiences and […]

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March 16, 2024
Muddiest Run Ever Completed at Ferny Crofts

After a winter of rain, Hampshire Scouts of all ages have been able to put the copious amounts of mud and water to good use with a fun day out. Now in its fourth year, Hampshire Scouts' activity centre in the heart of the New Forest has been host to the biggest and muddiest Ferny […]

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March 16, 2024
Explorers get full festival experience at Ferny Crofts

Explorer Scouts from every corner of Hampshire have been getting stuck in with a full festival experience at Ferny Crofts Scout Activity Centre. It's a weekend at the end of February 2024 and the entire centre is abuzz with excited teenagers. The sky may be dull and grey, occasionally brightening up and occasionally dropping more […]

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March 7, 2024
Jack's CV Scouts Skills Builder

Teenagers from Hampshire Scouts have been using their Scouts experiences to help boost their CV and showing off the skills for life they have earned already. In an ever competitive job market where candidates need to shine, using the Skills for Life that Scouting offers has proved attractive to some Explorer Scouts in Hampshire. Jack […]

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February 21, 2024
Bramshill tackling tricky subjects for change

As Scouts we care about our community and think deeply about the challenges around us. In January, Scout volunteers and Explorer Scouts from Bramshill joined forces with the DSM Foundation to raise awareness and fundraise towards their efforts. The DSM Foundation is a charity that works with schools, teachers, parents and professionals from nearly 500 […]

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February 18, 2024
James achieves the Triple Top Awards

Scout Network member James Phillips-Stafford has achieved the rare feat of completing the three top Scout Network awards: his Queen's Scout Award, Explorer Belt and Scouts of the World Award. He crossed the finishing line of the awards by concluding his Scouts of the World Award project, a Scout Network exclusive award that focuses on […]

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February 11, 2024
Confidence for the camera! 

This year’s Scouts Speak Up took place at Lyons Copse, and hosted young people with a passion for learning about media and meeting new people involved with Scouting. To help practice their skills, we asked one of the participants about the event. Here's what they said. Meet, Motivate, Media We learned all about how to […]

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February 8, 2024
Rallying the Groups!

This year’s Young Leader rally was hosted at Ferny Crofts Scout Activity Centre, full to the brim with engaging learning sessions as well as adventurous activities. “The Young leader Rally was a fantastic event with over 100 young leaders. This year we had 10 activity groups, that participated in many great activities, from crate stacking […]

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February 7, 2024
Gratitude as Georgie Wins Never Give Up Award from Bear

It's not everyday you meet the Chief Scout. But then again, Georgie may not be an ordinary Scout. To some in London, 23 year old Georgie is the face that helps them with their learning needs but for a number of Cubs in Southampton she's Mowgli. She volunteered at the World Scout Jamboree last summer […]

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December 3, 2023
Hampshire Beavers take to the Docks

This November, the Hampshire Beaver Scouts team brought a new event to the calendar, a visit to Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard With a wealth of history from the Mary Rose, including their new 4D experience, to The Victory the Beavers were able to secure all access passes for the day, including a 90 minute harbour boat […]

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November 28, 2023
Tackling a stigma: Explorer Elsa tackles the topic on TV

We're proud to encourage our young people within Scouts to use their voice and stand up for what they believe in. Now for one Explorer Scout, Elsa, she is doing exactly that. Hampshire Scouts have a number of activity teams that offer adventurous activities to young people both across Hampshire and the wider UK. One […]

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November 27, 2023
Fareham Scouts give-it-a-go with new adventures

Scouts from Fareham have been pushing themselves to try new things and learn new skills. Every Monday they meet in an old Napoleonic hall in the centre of Fareham, but for these two Scouts, part of the 2nd Fareham (Holy Trinity) Sea Scout Group, they’ve been doing things that are new, bold and daring. But […]

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October 14, 2023
Freakish Fun at Fright Night 2023

October 14th marked a spine-chilling night at Ferny Crofts as 600 brave Scouts descended upon the camp for a night of thrills, chills, and a dash of Halloween magic. The day was packed with activities from bouldering, archery and inflatables, pumpkin carving and crafts, fairground games and even a murder mystery. Then a quick stop […]

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September 6, 2023
King's and Queen's Scouts receive royal seal of approval

Young people from every corner of the county came together to celebrate those who achieved one of the highest awards in Scouting. Attended by His Majesty's Lord Lieutenant for Hampshire, Nigel Atkinson Esq, as well as other dignitaries from the County, the last few Queen's Scouts and the first King's Scouts were presented their certificates […]

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August 29, 2023
Cornwall finish line calls for Woggle JOGLE

The finish line at Land's End nears ever closer as the seven Chandler's Ford Scouts enter Cornwall for the last leg of their epic fundraising journey. After setting off over a month ago, the Woggle JOGLE enters its final week in their epic quest to travel from John O'Groats to Lands End in aid of […]

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August 29, 2023
Tim Peake drops in to Scouts at CarFest 2023!

Scouts from Hampshire and the wider UK have been stars of the show for the eleventh year at CarFest. From checking in visitors, helping to manage activities across the site such as the bouncy castle as big as a house and being shining examples of Scouts today at our own Scouts Camp Live our volunteers […]

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July 24, 2023
Chandler's Ford Scouts get moving with great Woggle JOGLE challenge

Seven intrepid Scouts from Chandler's Ford are undertaking an epic journey from John O' Groats at the northern tip of mainland Scotland to Land's End in Cornwall to raise money for BBC Children in Need and their own Brickfield Big Build campaign. The dream team leading this epic walking and cycling thousand mile journey includes […]

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July 16, 2023
Hampshire Scouts among 30 to strike gold in Winchester.

Nearly thirty young people recently struck Gold in Winchester, all having earned their Duke of Edinburgh's Gold award including several Explorer Scouts and Scout Network from Hampshire. The event, held on 7th July 2023 and organised by The Hampshire Forum of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, saw the young people being presented a Hampshire certificate […]

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May 6, 2023
Scouts from Hampshire do their duty at King Charles' Coronation

As Scouts we took a promise to help others and do our duty to the King. Scouts have a very long history of supporting big public occasions including Coronations and we're honoured that a number of Scouts from Hampshire can continue that tradition. Supporting any big event is a mammoth task involving hundreds of volunteers […]

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February 7, 2023
Scouts takeover to tell their stories

The Scouts encourage our young people to build their self-respect, their confidence and their own skills for life. This story has been written by a young person about their weekend and what mattered most. A group of Scouts from across Hampshire who have never met before have come together to speak up and gain valuable […]

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December 4, 2022
Young people plant more than 400 trees to commemorate the life and service of Queen

Green-fingered young people and adult volunteers have planted more than 400 trees in the New Forest to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee year, but also pay tribute to the monarch's life following her death. The afternoon held at Ferny Crofts Scout Activity Centre, in Brockenhurst, was in support of a unique tree-planting initiative created to mark […]

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November 5, 2022
Thrilling adventures for Beavers at Paultons Park

October saw Beaver Scouts from across Hampshire come together at Paultons Park in Romsey for our annual visit. Even though they are only aged between 6 and 8, the largest rides were no challenge for the adventurous young people. From the log flume to the dinosaur-themed rides, there was a ride for everyone. Some groups were […]

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October 11, 2022
Scouts from Hampshire do their last duty to the late Queen

Nearly everyone who has been invested in Scouting in the UK over the last 70 years has all promised “to do their duty to the Queen”. Two representatives from Hampshire Scouts joined forces with over 160 Scouts from all over the United Kingdom for their final duty to the late HM Queen Elizabeth II.  After […]

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October 9, 2022
Youth Council is back and preparing more Scouts to lead

Hampshire Scouts' pioneering weekend of empowered young people, collaboration and teamwork returned this month in person to promote youth shaped scouting at its best. After an absense fuelled by changing roles and a certain pandemic, Hampshire Scout's Youth Council made their voice heard at Ferny Crofts with exercises and games to build confidence, share best […]

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October 9, 2022
Denmark calling for Chandler's Ford Scouts

A contingent of 45 Scouts and volunteer leaders from central Hampshire have enjoyed a week of meeting new international friends, activities and cultural exchange in Denmark attended by over 32,000 Scouts from around the world! Spejdernes Lejr, literally 'The Scout's Camp' in Danish, promised water, nature and outdoor adventure - all things that we as […]

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October 7, 2022
Squirrels celebrate amazing first birthday!

Laughter filled the air and smiles covered the faces of Squirrel Scouts from across Hampshire celebrating the newest branch in the Scout family tree. Standing out proud in their red jumpers, more than 200 four and five-year-olds and their adults came to Ferny Crofts Scout Activity Centre for their first of many Squirrel Fun Days. […]

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September 8, 2022
Reflecting on the life of HM Queen Elizabeth II

It is with deep sadness that we have heard of the death of our Monarch, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty was crowned our Monarch after the sad death of her father and she committed to giving her life over to public service throughout her Empire which she has done. Always showing incredible respect […]

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September 1, 2022
Hampshire Scouts complete their first county international event since Covid-19.

Delayed several summers, Hampshire Scouts have just returned from their first county level international expedition since Covid-19, Suisse Adventure. Over 120 Scouts from across Hampshire took part in a fortnight of activities, forging international relationships, and engaging in foreign culture. Our Explorer Scouts and Scout Network camped for two weeks at Kandersteg International Scout Centre, […]

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August 31, 2022
From Birds to Bugs: Chloe's back bringing nature to the Scouts.

Chloe Foster is well known within the County. She was the first to achieve the Top Award trio of the Queen's Scout Award, Explorer Belt and the Scouts of the World Award and is now a volunteer within the County. Following her last Birds of the World badge project, Chloe is now back with the […]

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August 31, 2022
A New Queen's Scout on Top of the World!

On top of the world, and top of the pile, is Enver Eng who after years of hard work was awarded his Queen's Scout Award last week on the shores of Oeschinensee Lake, Switzerland, while on Suisse Adventure 2022. Enver, a Scout volunteer from Basingstoke, was presented with this award, one of the highest awards […]

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August 5, 2022
Hampshire Scouts set off to Switzerland for Summer of Adventure

Over 120 Scouts from across Hampshire are setting off for the biggest adventure of their lives as part of an expedition to Switzerland. Delayed several summers, Suisse Adventure is back for a fortnight of activities at Kandersteg International Scout Centre where our young people will mingle with 7,000 Scouts from across the world. Over sixteen […]

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June 29, 2022
Read the Hampshire Scouts Annual Report magazine and Accounts for 2021

Thousands of Scouts from across Hampshire enjoyed a fantastic 2021 with so much happening, both online and in-person. You can read the Hampshire Scouts Annual Report magazine here. You can read the minutes of the 2021 AGM here. You can read the Hampshire Scouts Accounts here. You can read the Hampshire Scouts Constitution here. As […]

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June 16, 2022
Meet our Hares of Hampshire bounding onto the streets of Winchester.

This summer, the streets and shop fronts of Winchester and Southampton will be brightened up by the sight of over 70 sculptures of hares and leverets. And Hampshire Scouts have been behind the designs of three of them. Meet our leverets Robert Say hello to Robert, the first of our leverets. He is a proud […]

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May 26, 2022
A Groovy Celebration for Kerie's Silver Wolf

One of the Scout movement's highest awards has been presented to a Hampshire Scout volunteer at a camp to celebrate a Scout Group's anniversary. Kerie Wallace has been a volunteer with the Scouts in Hampshire for over 40 years and is currently our lead volunteer for New Forest Solent. On 14 May 2022, he was […]

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May 20, 2022
Fareham scout group plays their part in being a "catalyst for change" at Inclusion event

At Scouts, we are an inclusive and values-based Movement. Our membership is open to all those who share our fundamental values. Whatever someone’s background or belief, sexuality or race, we continually celebrate that Scouts is good and accessible for all. And that’s exactly what has been happening in Hampshire with Explorer Scouts who have engaged […]

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April 25, 2022
Chief Scout Bear Grylls presents Scouts highest honour to young people from Hampshire

On 24th April Chief Scout Bear Grylls honoured nearly 300 Scouts from all around the country with their Queen’s Scout awards. They were presented with the award at Windsor Castle and joined by Scout Ambassadors Warwick Davis and Tim Peake, in front of family and friends in what was a fantastic celebration of achievement. The […]

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April 13, 2022
Scouts enjoy crafty trip out model making.

Scouts from 1st Aldershot troop enjoyed an evening trip to Woking on Friday 4th March to partake in an evening of model making with their local Warhammer store.   Eight young people accompanied by two leaders took a train journey to take part in the activity where they would be building small figurines of futuristic demi-gods and space […]

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March 3, 2022
Hampshire Scouts Heritage make history with top awards for volunteers

Great Scout activities can only happen every day thanks to thousands of volunteers across the county. As well as the front-line leaders helping our sections, there too are the Scout Active Support units who help the Scout movement in other ways. One of these is Hampshire Scout Heritage who tell the rich story of Scouting […]

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February 28, 2022
Ferny Fest - Explorer 20

Over 400 young people accompanied by around 70 adult volunteers had a fun filled weekend at Ferny Fest - Explorer 20 to celebrate the 20th birthday of the Explorer Scout section. Back in 2002, the section for those aged 15.5 to 20 was called Venture Scouts, then in 1976 it was the first program of […]

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January 30, 2022
Young Leaders Rally 2022

In January, Hampshire Scouts hosted its fourth annual Young Leaders’ Rally. The weekend saw 59 young people aged between 14 - 18 come together. Lead by a team of adult volunteers they had fun, learn new skills and meet new people. Young leaders help alongside our adult volunteers to provide activities for younger sections. In […]

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December 13, 2021
2nd Cove Sea Scouts celebrate 60 years!

The adventure of scouting isn’t just for young people, its for adults too!

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December 3, 2021
Scout Cerys Grabs Gold as a National Champion

Life as a artistic swimmer involves a lot of training, dedication and motivation. So how does she find time for Scouts? Apparently quite easily as it’s been so much fun and played such a big role.

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November 23, 2021
Bear Grylls pays tribute to 'incredible' Chandler's Ford volunteer

The Chief Scout Bear Grylls has paid tribute to an ‘incredible’ volunteer who was instrumental in the opening of a new Scout activity centre last weekend. Lyn Darbyshire, who was the group scout leader for the 2nd Chandler’s Ford Scout Group (Ramalley), died earlier this year after a short period of declining health. After years […]

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November 6, 2021
Scouts get muddy at the heart of the New Forest at annual Mud Run

As Scouts, we’re all about exploring fresh adventures and trying new things. And for hundreds of Scouts from across Hampshire, the Ferny Crofts Mud Run was the event to do exactly that. It was a funny and muddy day for both young people and adults at Ferny Crofts Scout Activity Centre, in the New Forest, […]

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November 5, 2021
Hundreds of Beavers get in a spin at Paulton's Park

For the first time in two years, over 700 Beaver Scouts from all over Hampshire came together to enjoy two days of thrills and excitement at a family theme park. In one of Hampshire Scout's biggest events for Beaver Scouts, Paulton's Park on the edge of the New Forest was the base of adventure for […]

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October 20, 2021
Celebrations all round for Hartley Wintney Scouts

Celebrating the amazing contribution of the NHS and scientists, helping a community festival and opening a new sports centre. Three ways one Scout Group have played their part of the community. The young people, leaders and the families from 4th Bramshill Scouts have certainly been busy over the past few weeks supporting the local community […]

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October 19, 2021
International adventures are back as hundreds of Scouts enjoy selection weekend of camping

Hundreds of Scouts from every district in Hampshire have come together to celebrate the Scouting spirit and decide who is going to South Korea in 2023 for their next international adventure at the World Scout Jamboree. A chance to meet Scouts from across the world, a Jamboree is an opportunity unlike any other. This year, […]

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September 9, 2021
Squirrels launches to bring Scouting to more young people across Hampshire.

Today the Scouts launch Squirrels, the newest branch in our family tree, giving skills for life to four and five year olds. This idea isn't new. Scouts across the world (and closer to home) have been trying this for years and in the UK since 2019. Early years pilots in Southampton, Portsmouth and Gosport have […]

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August 5, 2021
Lead volunteer of Hampshire Scouts receives prestigious military award

Hundreds of people from across Hampshire have praised the work of the lead volunteer of Hampshire Scouts after they received a prestigious military commendation. Martin Mackey, the County Commissioner for Scouts in Hampshire, was awarded the Chief of General Staff’s Commendation on Wednesday (August 6) for his contiguous service to Armed Forces and Scouting. Martin […]

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July 26, 2021
World Scout Jamboree Applications Open for Hampshire Scouts

Applications for both Participants and Leaders for the 25th World Scout Jamboree in Korea in 2023 are now open to Scout members across Hampshire. All the information is live on the Hampshire Scouts Jamboree website by clicking here. A lot of help and information is available on the website, as well as the application process […]

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July 20, 2021
Brave Charlotte has hair cut for Scout HQ improvements

A Scout Activity Centre which is in desperate need of a new boiler is one step closer to having one installed – thanks to the selfless fundraiser made by a young person who regularly uses the facility. Charlotte, a young person who attends the 8th Branshill (Frogmore and Darby Green) Scout Group who meet at […]

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July 1, 2021
Aldershot Scouts navigate their way back to the great outdoors.

Youngsters at 1st Aldershot Scouts have been learning to navigate with evening hikes in their local area as they get back together.  The Scouts have been making the most of the longer evenings and enjoying getting out more since the easing of lockdown restrictions. It's allowed them to get stuck in with both geocaching and a hike […]

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May 27, 2021
#GoodForYou campaign launched to recruit volunteers to build back better.

Today the Scouts have launched the #GoodForYou campaign. We know our volunteers have just as much fun as our Scouts, so this campaign is all about telling others about how volunteering can help you. After a year of being alone, we are now starting to reconnect with each other and begin again the work of […]

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May 13, 2021
Mastering all the skills: Scouts from Eastleigh and Sholing earn every badge.

Two Scouts from Eastleigh and Sholing have done their best and earned every challenge and activity badge, mastering over 50 skills between them. Their dedication to achieving the awards and learning new skills for life has seen them recognised by volunteers locally as they re-joined their friends at Scout meetings. Harry's the leader of the […]

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April 11, 2021
A Tribute to HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh

As Scouts we aim every week to give young people the skills they need for life. Be it the confidence to step up, the determination to complete a challenge or the personal skills needed to take stock and forge our path. Few people embodied this more than HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh who we sadly lost on […]

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April 8, 2021
Scouts working together for a new community defibrillator.

With Scouts across Hampshire returning to outdoor fun and skills for life this week, a group of Scouts from Portchester are returning to find a new piece of kit at the headquarters that could save countless lives. Over the past two years, the 3rd Portchester Sea Scouts have been working with community groups from across […]

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March 25, 2021
Our plan to #BounceBack from the past year.

As Scouts we've been prepared for more than 100 years for whatever life throws at us, ready with a plan B. Last weekend, Hampshire Scouts looked to the future and unveiled our plan to recover from the impacts of the pandemic. We want to continue to give as many young people skills for life as […]

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February 22, 2021
Engaging with our community to tell them our story.

Across Hampshire we're at the heart of more than 100 communities, delivering skills for life to thousands of young people. But our impact is much wider than just our young people and our 6,000 adult volunteers. In the past year along, Scouts in Hampshire have spread the love for our local care homes by showing […]

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February 19, 2021
Astronaut surprises Southsea Scouts with thank you message

Exploring the wonders of Space is fascinating for people of all ages – especially when you can ask an astronaut about their own experience. That’s exactly what young people from the 8th Portsmouth Scout Group (Southsea) got up to when they were given a surprise visit by Tim Peake, UK astronaut and Scout ambassador. The […]

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February 8, 2021
Top volunteer drops in to thank volunteers for service

Three volunteers from Chandler's Ford have been surprised when a top Scouts volunteer dropped in to thank them for their service. Nick Lambourne, Nigel Evans and Jan Humphreys all belonged to the 4th Chandler's Ford Scouts in Hiltingbury and have volunteered for a combined 34 years between them in various roles leading their group. The […]

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February 5, 2021
Getting creative with recycled materials at Scrapheap Challenge

Creative skills were put to the test among young people from across Hampshire last month as they competed in their virtual Scrapheap Challenge. The Cub Scouts competition for eight to 10-year-olds saw the youngster build a model from scrap materials around their home. With one week to build their models on a funfair theme, 10 […]

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January 21, 2021
Join the Big Garden Birdwatch

Robins, blue tits and wood pigeons. Just a few of the birds that will probably visit your garden today, in search of food. Over the weekend of 29-31 January, we’re inviting you to spend an hour recording which birds visit your garden, as part of the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. "Enjoy an hour with nature and […]

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December 31, 2020
Living 2020 as an unstoppable force for good

What a year it has been not just for the Scouts up and down the UK, but Hampshire Scouts! The year 2020 will be one to remember for the good and the not so good, but our young people and adult volunteers have done brilliantly at adapting along the way. Face-to-face Scout activities within Hampshire […]

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November 7, 2020
Hampshire Scouts Remember

On Sunday 8th November the nation fell silent to remember those affected by conflict over the past 100 years. With Scouts across Hampshire unable to meet in person, the Hampshire Scouts programme team banded together to create a new type of online event to mark the event. Streamed at 10.15 on Remembrance Sunday, the video […]

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November 5, 2020
Canoe trip was wet and wonderful for young people from Andover.

An Andover-based Scout group enjoyed their half term learning new skills on the water, just before face-to-face Scout activities were suspended for the nation's second lockdown. At least 26 young people, along with their leaders, from the 1st Whitechurch Scout group headed out to a stretch of the Kennet and Avon canal in Wiltshire and […]

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October 27, 2020
Awards for Scouts recognised for fundraising efforts.

Four Scouts have received special awards for their efforts in fundraising to help those most vulnerable in our society, locally and globally. The Scouts, all part of the 3rd Bramshill group in Yateley Green, received their Commissioner's Commendation Awards for their efforts on 16th October. Helping those across the world. Nicolas Olmos, an 11 year […]

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September 19, 2020
Showcasing Scouts in our empty shop fronts.

Most people can agree that empty shop fronts aren’t great for our communities. They represent a loss of businesses and jobs from the heart of communities, make our towns feel empty and less welcoming and can even attract crime in the form of graffiti, bill posting and litter. Well some Scouts in Portsmouth are doing […]

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September 10, 2020
Bravo to Peter Moody! Hampshire Scouts Vice President honored with Silver Wolf.

In Hampshire we are very lucky to have thousands of volunteers at every level of the organisation who dedicate a huge amount of time to giving young people skills for life where they live. All important but some often go unnoticed behind the scenes. Peter Moody is one such volunteer. Currently a Vice-President of Hampshire […]

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September 6, 2020
Hampshire Scouts News: Autumn 2020 Edition

From recognising the very best of our volunteers, to highlighting some of the awesome activities our young people have been up to during the Covid-19 pandemic, check out the latest edition of Hampshire Scouts News here.

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August 14, 2020
Young Leaders leading the way with online training.

Volunteers from Hampshire Scouts have been leading the way with weekly online training sessions for the leaders of tomorrow. Held weekly from mid-May to mid-June, the online training sessions were each attended by around 100 Explorer Scouts ranging from members who are new to the adventure of Scouts to those who have learned many skills […]

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August 13, 2020
Hate him? No! Hampshire Scouts love Marmite the Duck.

Our Scouts are used to getting into the great outdoors and having adventures so moving to online sessions has been a learning curve for many of us. However there are some advantages including meeting larger than life characters that you wouldn't get to otherwise. And one of these is Marmite the Duck. Marmite, a seven […]

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August 3, 2020
'I didn't do it for me, I did it for everyone else.' What it takes to get to the South Pole.

The idea of skiing to the South Pole is so alien to us we can't easily imagine what it takes to do it. Yet that is exactly what one Hampshire Scout completed last year. Last week, Scout adventurer and Hampshire Scouts ambassador Joe Doherty recounted his adventure as part of a webinar shared with our […]

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July 30, 2020
Recognising brilliance with our Hampshire Key Heroes.

There are hundreds of volunteers across Hampshire who help make a great Scout programme happen each week. But a number of our volunteers took on roles of extra significance during the Coronavirus pandemic. To celebrate our volunteers who were key workers in their day jobs, the Hampshire Scouts programme team devised the Hampshire Key Heroes […]

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July 27, 2020
Success for Hampshire Scouts' first digital Annual Review.

In July, Hampshire Scouts held its first Annual Review delivered and presented digitally to a large audience online. Streamed on the Hampshire Scouts website during the occasion and available to watch afterwards on YouTube, the annual review has been a big hit with people wanting to find out about the fun, adventures and skills for […]

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July 24, 2020
Explorer Scout Phoebe is making a real difference sewing face masks

An Explorer Scout from Waterlooville says she will keep making face masks for as long as people need them in her community. Phoebe, 15, started to make the masks for those most at risk but has decided to sew more for anyone who would like one. Those who receive a colourful mask are encouraged to […]

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July 19, 2020
Read the Hampshire Scouts Annual Report magazine and Accounts

What an exceptional year 2019 was with thousands of young people and adult volunteers from Hampshire engaged in activities for all to enjoy. With the welcome of new team members, to the launch of Hampshire Scouts first all-inclusive Chameleon Camp, there's so much to celebrate from across our Districts and the county as a whole. […]

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July 12, 2020
Gosport Scouts shout about camping at home.

Scouts from across Hampshire have been taking part in the Scouts' UK wide camping at home event, The Great Indoors Weekender. Open to families within and without of the Scouts, it saw hundreds of Scouts across the county pitching tents in their gardens and making dens in their homes in the name of adventure. With […]

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June 9, 2020
Aldershot Scout group hold a 'Zoomin' brilliant weekend camp

The recent May Bank Holiday offered a new opportunity for young people and adult volunteers to try something new - camping at home. The 1st Aldershot Scout group enjoyed their virtual camp which was held on Facebook and Zoom whereby members of the group met to take part in fun activities throughout the weekend. Beaver […]

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June 8, 2020
Beaver Scouts set to host their own Teddy Bears Picnic for charity

Things will look a little different for the Hampshire Beaver Scouts Teddy Bears Picnic this year - but that won't stop hundreds of 6 to 8-year-olds from enjoying themselves. Young people will enjoy the event from their homes, which will will form the third year of partnership with the Murry Parish Trust, a charity which […]

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June 8, 2020
1st Aldershot Scouts Virtual Group Camp

1st Aldershot Scouts enjoyed their first ever virtual camp as a group over the second May Bank Holiday weekend.  By using the internet and sites such as Zoom and Facebook, the group met throughout the weekend to take part in fun, games and activities.   Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and leaders set up camp bases at home […]

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May 21, 2020
Portchester Sea Scouts cruise the cut on London’s canals

Being a part of the Scouts can take you to many places and give you so many new experiences in your life. But as one group have been finding out, it can also help you see somewhere differently. The 3rd Portchester Sea Scouts are used to being out on the water but last September they […]

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May 19, 2020
Winchester Scout Group is on course for brand new activity centre

Ambitious plans for a Winchester based Scout group to build a multi-purpose activity centre for its young people and wider community are steadily coming to life - thanks to ongoing fundraising efforts. The 6th Winchester Scout Group (Abbotts Barton & Hyde) is raising cash to build 'The Barn' which will be based at the heart […]

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May 13, 2020
Success for Hampshire Sea Scouts at Plymouth Swimming Competition

Sea Scouts from Hampshire  brought home the coveted Otter Shield from the Royal Navy recognised Sea Scouts Swimming Championships 2020.  The event, which took place on the 2nd February, saw the team compete in a variety of races at HMS Raleigh in Plymouth.  9th Lymington Sea Scouts saw outstanding results in their ‘under 12’ and ‘under 14’ squads as they competed against 12 other teams. They took part in breastroke, freestyle and backstroke races as well as a medley relay. They also combined squads to […]

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May 8, 2020
Building on success: How Hampshire's programme team is supporting skills for Scouts

Day in, day out our lovely volunteers are working hard to show young people the skills they need for school, university, the interview and for life in general. To help support them, Hampshire Scouts have a programme team full of experience to share with leaders and to help organise the events that bring everyone together. […]

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May 2, 2020
"My role-models are my Scout Leaders" says ambitious Gosport Scout

Scouts has taught me to do things under my own steam, to question and think about the big picture; it’s given me the skills that when we suddenly realise we’re lost in the middle of the New Forest we can think on our feet, all get stuck in and come up with a solution on […]

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April 27, 2020
Expeditions, cake baking and smiles all round for James as he receives top award

James Phillips-Stafford, aged 21 from Yateley, recently achieved his Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, which is the highest award in the scheme. Participants (aged 16 to 25) are required to complete the various sections. This includes a four-day expedition which, for James and his team, involved hiking in the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales. He said he particularly enjoyed  the "long walks" and the project work, which entailed creating a journal using drawings and photos of the landscape.  Other aspects of […]

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April 21, 2020
Our volunteer storytellers, photographers, videographers and web developers are ready and raring to go!

Over a crisp weekend in early January, the Hampshire Scouts’ Media and Communications team came together at Cricket Campsite, just outside Southampton, to plan for their year ahead. The team consists of both adult volunteers and young people (under the age of 18), with a passion for all things media; including writing articles, conducting radio […]

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April 20, 2020
A letter to Hampshire Scouts from HM Lord-Lieutenant

The Queen's official representative in Hampshire has written to Scouts across the county to praise the movement for its efforts in uncertain times. You can see a PDF of the original letter from the Lord-Lieutenant by clicking here. It can also be read below. Dear Hampshire Scouts, In the last couple of weeks following the […]

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April 17, 2020
Bramshill Scouts learn about where our supermarket food comes from during Fairtrade Fortnight

We made a promise to make a difference and for a group of Scouts from Camberley, they took this seriously. Around the world, farmers work to produce the food needed but not always for a fair price.Rather than accept this, these Scouts decided to find out what they could do about it.With Fairtrade Fortnight starting […]

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April 11, 2020
How Hampshire’s programme team is supporting skills for Scouts

Day in, day out our lovely volunteers are working hard to show young people the skills they need for school, university, the interview and for life in general. To help support them, Hampshire Scouts have a programme team full of experience to share with leaders and to help organise the events that bring everyone together. […]

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March 23, 2020
Scouts enjoy model making thanks to Warhammer

Creative juices were flowing for an Aldershot Scout group earlier this month as they assembled Warhammer sets for their Model Maker proficiency badge.  The young people from the Scout group, aged 10 to 14-years-old, were introduced to the delights of the classic hobby of Warhammer. Not many of the Scouts were aware of what Warhammer is […]

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March 22, 2020
A positive quarter for Hampshire Scouts with growth in membership, new activities and awards

It's all about The Great Indoors, growth for Hampshire Scouts, achievement with top awards and more! Martin Mackey, County Commissioner (Lead Volunteer) for Hampshire Scouts, reflects on a positive quarter for the movement across the county.  When I started this article, the world was witnessing the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) but the impact wasn’t being […]

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March 10, 2020
Scouts set out to save the planet

A group of six and seven-year-old Scouts from Totton have set out to protect the planet by making changes in their local neighbourhood. Around 30 young Beaver Scouts all made a promise to do all they could to protect the environment back in November. Since then, they have learned about the importance of recycling, how […]

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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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