News - District Updates

10 August 2022

Introducing Basingstoke East Young Leader Unit

Over the years within Basingstoke East there has been a disconnect between the Young Leaders and the wider Scouting leadership…

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10 August 2022

Introducing our ADC Squirrels

We are really excited to welcome Jan Wright into the role of Assistant District Commissioner for Squirrels. We’ve all seen…

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31 July 2022

Hello from Team DC

As you will have recently seen Jamie has stepped down as District Commissioner. His last day in the role was…

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14 June 2022

Message from the District Commissioner

I first started in Scouting back when I was a Cub at 1st Basingstoke on Monday 6th September 1999. Since then,…

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13 May 2022

Welcome Carrie Miller

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Carrie Miller as Group Scout Leader, at Old Basing Scout Group. It…

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12 May 2022

All Volunteers District Meeting Change

As you may have seen from the District Calendar we were due to have our All Volunteers meeting this week….

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10 May 2022

BEASTLY 2022 is almost here

We are super excited to announce that our Skills & Activity Day has found it’s name; BEASTLY. Supported by BEAST…

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4 May 2022

April Roundup

Your latest round up is now available

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30 April 2022

Our Constitution

Following an electronic vote of the district scout council, we are pleased to announce that the new constitution has been…

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22 April 2022

Introducing our DDC – Growth & Development

We are delighted to report that the district senior leadership team is expanding once again and will now have a…

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20 April 2022

Welcome to our newest group

We’re delighted to announce the opening of a new Scout group in Basingstoke East which will be called 7th Basingstoke. …

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13 April 2022

Basingstoke Gang Show is back

Basingstoke Gang Show is back and your young people could be centre stage

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5 April 2022

Public Spaces Car Park Access

A reminder that Crabtree (The Bolton Arch car park – A30) and Lime Pits (Redbridge Lane) have now changed to…

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29 March 2022

District Constitution – Your Vote

During our last AGM a new constitution was proposed. Some updates to that constitution were taken away from the AGM…

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16 March 2022

GoCardless Fees

Many of you who are using GoCardless may have received an email regarding a change in their pricing structure. The…

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11 March 2022

Introducing our DDC People

I am delighted to report that we have appointed a third Deputy District Commissioner onto the district senior leadership team….

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11 March 2022

Flip Out- Special Offer

A message and special offer for us from Flip Out, Basingstoke.

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1 March 2022

Your February Round Up

Your latest round up for Scouting in Basingstoke East

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28 February 2022

Introducing our DDYC

We are excited to introduce Jack Dilly as our newly appointed Deputy District Youth Commissioner. Jack will be joining Harrison…

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14 February 2022

Festival of Transport 2022

Following the amazing success of attending Basingstoke Festival of Transport last year we have been asked to attend the event…

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Your January Round Up
31 January 2022

Your January Round Up

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31 January 2022

St Georges Day 2022

We’ve been busy planning an amazing new way to celebrate St Georges Day in a really fun and youth focused…

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26 January 2022

All Members District Meeting

Did you miss our all members meeting on Monday 24th January – Don’t worry we’ve got you covered. The recording…

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25 January 2022

Explorer Scouts Update

As announced during our all members meeting on Monday 24th January, we are reinvigorating the Explorer Scout offering in Basingstoke…

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19 January 2022

Census

It’s that time of year again where Census is upon us. The official Census date is the 31st January, so…

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18 January 2022

Adult Awards Celebrations

On the 15th January, we saw adults from across the district come together for the first of our annual awards…

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31 December 2021

December Round Up

Your final round up of 2021

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30 November 2021

Your November Round Up

This month we are trialing a new format for your monthly round up. You can view the round up below….

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29 November 2021

COVID-19 – Latest Government Advice

The governement has made some changes to the regulations and advice around COVID-19. As you may have seen these include…

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29 November 2021

Want to be part of something new?

As you may know, back in October we launched our applications for members to join our adventurous activities unit, B.E.A.S.T….

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29 November 2021

Introducing our ADC Cub Scouts

We are excited to introduce Craig Harris as our newly appointed Assistant District Commissioner, Section Support for Cub Scouts (ADC…

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29 October 2021

Rotary Shoebox Appeal

If you’d like to get inolved in this years Rotary Shoebox Appeal please see the Shoebox Leaflet 21 Rotary is…

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29 October 2021

All Adult Members District Meetings

With the recent success of our District team meetings, feedback has told us that some really relevant information is shared…

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6 October 2021

Interested in training for an adventurous activity?

Earlier this year we launched BEAST active support unit to provide more adventurous activities across the district. We are now…

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30 September 2021

Congratulations, Jack Dilley

We like to congratulate Jack Dilley on. gaining his Queen Scouts Award (the highest award available to Explorers) – an…

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30 September 2021

Introducing our ADC Inclusion

We are really excited to welcome Georgina into our new role of Assistant District Commissioner for Inclusion. Georgina brings a…

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30 September 2021

Introducing our ADC Young Leaders

Welcome to Annmarie Smith-Browne as our newly appointed Assistant District Commissioner for Young Leaders. Previously we had a Young Leader…

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29 September 2021

Save the date!

We’ve got a really important date for you to get in your diaries. Not just one event but we are…

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28 September 2021

District AGM

You are invited to our upcoming District AGM. Please see this link for more information.

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6 September 2021

Our new look is here!

Welcome to our refreshed necker.

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31 August 2021

Introducing our District Youth Commissioner

Welcome to Harrison Gorst as DYC for Basingstoke East

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31 August 2021

Memorial Service – Beryl Mullender

Update from the family Dear Friends, Colleagues & Relatives of Beryl, Just a short note to confirm that the memorial…

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31 August 2021

Outdoor Location Booking

Easing of requirement to book local outdoor spaces.

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23 August 2021

Festival of Transport

Sunday 22nd August saw the return of Basingstoke Festival of Transport where we attended with our climbing wall and soft…

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2 August 2021

Welcome to Bramley Scout Group

Following our article back in May this year, we are pleased to welcome Bramley Scout Group to Basingstoke East. Bramley…

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29 June 2021

Adult Social Event – Tickets now available

We are pleased to announce that tickets are now available for the adult social event on Saturday 24th July. This…

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17 June 2021

Launch of BEAST ASU

We are really excited to announce the launch of BEAST Active Support Unit. This district active support unit has been…

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27 May 2021

Save the date!

Save the date! Saturday 24th July 2021 We are organising a special event for our adult volunteers. More details will…

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25 May 2021

Beryl Mullender – Memorial Service

Following our sad announcement at the loss of Beryl Mullender, further details of the memorial service have now been released on…

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20 May 2021

District Update

Silchester District Closure Following a period of consultation between Hampshire Scouts, Basingstoke East, Basingstoke West and Silchester a decision has…

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13 May 2021

Readiness Level Update

Following the recent government announcement we can confirm that we will be moving to YELLOW on Monday 17th May. The…

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30 April 2021

We’re back!

Some great images of the return to face to face Scouting

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25 April 2021

Celebrating our Young Peoples awards

As part of our virtual St Georges Day event for 2021. We are really proud to recognise some of the…

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The Story of St George
25 April 2021

The Story of St George

It was great to see so many people at our virtual St Georges day even this morning, we had over…

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22 April 2021

St Georges Day 2021 – Joining Details

We are really excited to see you and your young people at our first ever District St Georges Day event….

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14 April 2021

District Update

Hampshire Scouts have been looking for new opportunities for Districts to work more closely together and share best practices. This…

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13 April 2021

Returning to Face to Face?

A reminder about booking outdoor locations.

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13 April 2021

Beryl Mullender – Funeral Arrangements

Following our sad announcement at the loss of Beryl Mullender, details of the funeral and memorial have now been released on the Mullender family website.

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10 April 2021

St Georges Day 2021

Find out the further information on our upcoming St Georges Day event.

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5 April 2021

Welcome to Graham Fisher as ADC Scouts

Graham Fisher has been appointed Assistant District Commissioner (ADC) Section Support for Scouts. I am really pleased that Graham has…

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4 April 2021

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to all our amazing volunteers. Thank you for everything that you do for Scouting. We hope that you…

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23 March 2021

England Readiness Level Update

Following our previous article on the 2nd March we are still expecting to move to AMBER outdoors from the 29th…

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17 March 2021

Multi Factor Authentication on Microsoft 365

We’re making some changes to the way you log into Microsoft 365.

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17 March 2021

St Georges Day 2021

We’re making plans! Find out more about them here.

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15 March 2021

Gone Home – Beryl Mullender

It is with profound sadness, that Basingstoke East Scouts announce the unexpected passing of Beryl Mullender at home last week….

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12 March 2021

Closure of Basingstoke Sea Scouts

Update on Basingstoke Sea Scouts.

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2 March 2021

England to move to Amber readiness

England moves to Amber readiness level from 29 March. Following an announcement from the National Youth Agency (NYA), we’re pleased…

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26 February 2021

February Roundup

Your February update has just landed in your inbox.

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23 February 2021

Gone Home – Lynden Jones

Many of you may have known Lynden Jones who was at one time Vice-President of Basingstoke East Scouts and for many years Chair of 1st Basingstoke Scout Group. Please see this message from Rev’d Audrey D Browne on Lynden’s peaceful passing.

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22 February 2021

Welcome to #ThankTwo Day!

Every year on February 22, we take some time to commemorate the history of Scouts and thank the volunteers who make it possible. Find out more about how we’re saying thank you this year.

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Basingstoke Gang Show Update
18 February 2021

Basingstoke Gang Show Update

Please see below update from Basingstoke Gang Show

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15 February 2021

Adult Support on Facebook

Helping you see the news, where it’s convenient for you.

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15 February 2021

ADC Section Support (Cub Scouts)

Announcement about a change in the District team.

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10 February 2021

Badge orders

The way that you order badges is changing!

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9 February 2021

Something to share?

Have a news story you want to share? Advertise a Scouting event?

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4 February 2021

Recognising our volunteers

As Scouts, all of our volunteers help to shape young people’s lives for the better. Just as our young people…

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1 February 2021

Celebrate LGBT History Month

This month is LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) History Month and the perfect opportunity to reflect on how inclusive…

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10 January 2021

First Response Update

Guidance has been issued from Hampshire Scouts  following some changes from HQ in regards to the First Response course.

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New Year Update from the District Commissioner
8 January 2021

New Year Update from the District Commissioner

Happy New Year everyone. Even though this is not the start to 2021 that we were all hoping for, there…

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