News

24 May 2022

Supporting Young People with additional needs- Makaton Training

As part of our ongoing commitment to making Scouting inclusive and accessible to all we are running a Makaton Training…

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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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Join us on Summer Camp?
5 May 2022

Join us on Summer Camp?

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4 May 2022

Scout Pride 2022

If you’re interested in attending a Pride event with Scouts this year, there are a number of events that Scouts…

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4 May 2022

April Roundup

Your latest round up is now available

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3 May 2022

Welcoming our new UK Youth Commissioner, Ayesha Karim

Ayesha Karim will be joining us as our new UK Youth Commissioner in September

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1 May 2022

Scouts bounce back with biggest growth for 80 years

We continue to bounce back and recover from the pandemic, as reflected in today’s membership figures.

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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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13 April 2022

Scout Shop News

See the latest news from Basingstoke Scout Shop including Easter opening times.

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5 April 2022

Updating you on Gilwell Park events in 2022

An update about Scout Adventures events at Gilwell Park for 2022

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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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4 April 2022

A new digital tool for recruiting volunteers

Read more about the collaboration between Scouts Cymru and Girlguiding, and how you can get involved and shape the future…

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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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10 March 2022

Disneyland Paris – Phase 2 Registrations

We’ve had an amazing response to our Disneyland Paris trip with over 100 people attending already! Initial registration for the…

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7 March 2022

Summer Social Event

We are pleased to release further information on our Summer Social event taking place directly after the Skills & Activities…

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7 March 2022

Skills & Activity Day

We’re pleased to now be able to announce more information about this years District Skills Day taking place on Saturday…

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7 March 2022

Encourage potential new volunteers to give Scouts a try with the help of our #GoodForTwo resources.

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3 March 2022

Updates to POR

A number of updates have recently been made to P.O.R. Key changes to POR in January 2022 include: Removal of…

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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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25 February 2022

Responding to the crisis in Ukraine

As Scouts we’re committed to peace, international friendship, and respect for all.

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22 February 2022

Discounts and treats to say ‘Thank you!’

To say thank you to our amazing volunteers on Founder’s Day, we’ve organised some treats from our friends.

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22 February 2022

Fancy a weekend in the hills?

Have you ever considered working towards your hill walking permit? Members of B.E.A.S.T are off on a introductory training session…

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17 February 2022

Summer Camp ’22 Registration Open

Registration is now open for our exciting Summer Camp ’22

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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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31 January 2022

Hampshire Training Dates Released

Are you working towards your Wood Beads? Were you aware that you must complete the training within three years of…

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31 January 2022

Disneyland Paris – Deadline Extended

We’ve had an amazing response for the Disney adventure with 86 young people signed up to join us for the…

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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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24 January 2022

Readiness Level Update

We’re pleased to let you know that the UK government has confirmed youth sector provision in England will move back…

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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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2 December 2021

Readiness Level Update

We have today moved back to YELLOW readiness level in England This means: All activities can take place for members…

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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

Young Musician Competition

Do you have a young musician in your group? The Rotary Club are running their Young Musician Competition. There are…

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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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23 November 2021

Calling all Hampshire Scouts, time to Speak Up!

Hampshire Scouts Speak Up is for young people from across the county, aged between 13 and 18 years, to have a laugh with tech, discover how to shout about what you do at Scouts and make new friends too. You’ll grow in confidence and it’s super useful too.

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8 November 2021

Summer Camp 2022

In our bid to make more opportunities for nights away and to enhance our programmes across the district we are…

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29 October 2021

Scouts & Explorers Survival Camp

Over the weekend of the 16th to 17th October, we took just under 100 Scouts/Explorers to Pinsent Campsite in Winchester…

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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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26 October 2021

How we can support young people (and adults) with ADHD

October is ADHD awareness month we sat down with Dr Jo Jones to help us better understand ADHD.

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20 October 2021

Beavers return to Paultons Park

This month we saw Beavers from across the District return to our much loved annual trip to Paultons park. Over…

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18 October 2021

Disneyland Paris – Open for registration

With the super exciting announcement of our international trip to Disneyland Paris, we are pleased to let you know that…

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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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5 October 2021

Make young people’s voices heard: Launching our new YouShape award

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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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24 September 2021

Disneyland Paris Leaders Information Evening

Recording now available

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22 September 2021

Want to be part of the onboarding experience?

Have you ever wanted to be one of those first faces people see as part of their Scouting journey? Ever…

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13 September 2021

Beavers Paultons Park

You may have seen the exciting news that the annual Beavers Paultons Park has returned for 2021. Basingstoke East Beavers…

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9 September 2021

Welcome Squirrels

After a two-year pilot project and extensive consultation we’re absolutely delighted to introduce you to Squirrels, our new programme for four and…

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7 September 2021

OSM Training

Love the idea of cutting down  your admin time? Not sure where to start with OSM? Want to use more…

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6 September 2021

Our new look is here!

Welcome to our refreshed necker.

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6 September 2021

England moves to Green today

  We’re pleased to let you know that the UK government has confirmed youth sector provision in England has moved…

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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

Survival Skills Weekend (Scouts)

We’re organising a weekend of back-to-basic survival skills from 16th to 17th October at Pinsent Campsite in Winchester, this will be an opportunity for Scouts to complete their Survival Skills Activity Badge.

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23 August 2021

Army Mechanics Activity Badge Day (Scouts)

This’ll be a chance for Scouts to complete their Mechanics Activity Badge on-site at Lille Barracks, Aldershot

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23 August 2021

Disneyland Paris 2023 – Pre-launch Information now available

We’re really excited to release the pre-launch information for leaders across the district.

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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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23 August 2021

Module 10A&B Full course

Hampshire training team have spaces on their upcoming training courses for those wishing to complete modules 10A & 10B. Sat…

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23 August 2021

Hampshire Scouts Memorial Service

You are invited to attend a memorial service to remember those Scouters in Hampshire who have ‘Gone Home’ in the last 2 years.

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9 August 2021

Think big. Dream wild. Act together

We have an amazing opportunity for you. Hampshire Scouts have been awarded 144 places for Scouts and Explorers at the…

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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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22 July 2021

Adult Social Event Update

We hope that you are all well and looking forward to a well earned summer break. We have been monitoring…

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22 July 2021

COVID-19 Risk assessments update

Following the recent updates to restrictions in England, many of the legal restrictions unique to the youth sector are no…

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Additional restrictions easing in England from 19 July
15 July 2021

Additional restrictions easing in England from 19 July

LATEST UPDATE FROM HQ: Following the Government announcement on Monday, we’re pleased to update that from 19 July there will…

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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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18 June 2021

We’re going to Disney!

We are really excited to let you know that we are are planning a District trip to Disneyland Paris.

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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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16 June 2021

Scouts launch first-ever financial education badge for Beavers and Cubs

We’re excited to announce the release of our brand new Money Skills Activity Badge for Beavers and Cubs – our first new badge in more than three years.

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16 June 2021

Changes to nights away guidance from Monday 21 June

Following the Government announcement on Monday, we’re pleased to update that from 21 June there will be some changes to…

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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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26 May 2021

#PaddleTheAmazon

UK Scouts are going to paddle the length of the Amazon River, a total of 4,000 miles #PaddleTheAmazon

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26 May 2021

Two Scouts aged 16-19 wanted for life changing expedition to Antarctica

The search is on for two Scouts aged 16-19 to travel to Antarctica on a life shaping expedition in February 2022.

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26 May 2021

First Aid Practical Training & Module Validation

As we return back to face to face, we are aware of the need to run the Practical First Aid…

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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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9 May 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental health can sometimes feel like a complex and intimidating subject. However, anyone can experience a mental ill health, so being able to talk about it’s important to us all.

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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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