Updates

13th February 2024
A letter from the Lord Lieutenant

Dear Fellow Scouts, I was very pleased to receive an email this week from the County Commissioner, following the completion of the 2024 census, informing me of the results. First, thank you for completing the forms. Second, I was thrilled about the outcomes and in particular the growth in our young and adult numbers, now […]

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11th February 2024
Free Courses on Supporting Neurodiversity

Following on from ten previous successful sessions in 2023, we are offering further free Neurodiversity training courses. The new dates are: 23rd March – 1st Denmead HQ, Hawk district, postcode: PO7 6JU 21st April – Base2000: Basingstoke Air Scouts HQ, Basingstoke East district, postcode: RG24 9AE  Two TBC in Autumn. The course is provided by Ellie Hunt. Ellie is […]

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21st October 2023
Beavers at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

The Hampshire Beavers team are excited to announce an addition to the calendar for 2023 as we plan a visit to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. With a wealth of history from the Mary Rose, including their new 4D experience, to The Victory. We have managed to secure all access passes for the day, this includes all […]

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21st October 2023
Young Leader Rally returns!

We are very excited to announce that the Young Leaders’ Rally will be back for a sixth time to provide fun and #SkillsForLife! This is a weekend event organised by the Top Awards Team for Young Leaders across the county to further their training, as well as sharing experiences and making friends. The event is subsidised […]

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4th October 2023
How To: Promote Scouts, In Person and on Social Media

We all want more volunteers and young people in Scouts, right? To do that we need to tell the outside world about all the amazing things we do. To help, the Hampshire Scouts communications and media team have created some guides to give you top tips when promoting and advocating for Scouts in person or […]

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1st October 2023
Media training for you. Scouts Speak Up and Adult Media Workshop returns

Calling all adults and young people! We have some exciting opportunities for you to learn new skills to help promote the brilliant work you're doing with Scouts in your community.

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8th September 2023
Get your permit to canoe and kayak

We want as many young people as possible to have adventurous activities and gaining the skills needed to lead them is one way! On Saturday 23rd September at Hawley Lake, Minley, Hampshire, we're running an assessment day so you can gain your Kayaking or Canoeing permit for B1 waters. Attendees will need to work to […]

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3rd September 2023
Free Courses on Supporting Neurodiversity

Following on from previous successful sessions, we are offering further free Neurodiversity training courses. The new dates are: 14th October – 100th Elvetham Heath – Odiham, GU51 1GX 28th October – 1st Denmead – Hawk, PO7 6JU 18th November – 8th Alton, Rotherfield, GU34 2NB 2nd Dec – Ferny Crofts, SO42 7YQ The course is […]

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3rd September 2023
CWGC Talks and Tours Available for Groups

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) are offering Scout groups the opportunity to join them for a talk about their organisation and tours of various sites in Hampshire. They can cater for all age ranges and also tailor talks to your preferred duration (i.e. from 30 minutes up to 1 hour and 30 minutes). In […]

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20th August 2023
New guidance for Scout HQs used for sleepovers

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue service have issued some new advice for volunteers using Scout halls for sleepovers to ensure everyone remains safe. These should help you when completing your risk assessment for the event. It remains important to contact the service if you are planning an event so they can prioritise […]

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23rd July 2023
HSX call on Explorers and Network to tackle AdEx Challenge!

Calling all Hampshire Explorers and Scout Network: HSX are hosting the AdEx Challenge, a series of challenges and bases to test your teamwork and leadership skills. Activities will be based around an expedition scenario. The weekend will finish with a HSX social on Sunday lunchtime. So if you've caught the expedition bug you can find out more […]

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16th July 2023
Meet the refreshed Growth and Development team, here to help you grow local Scouting.

We know that the Scouts change lives by giving young people skills for life. So we want to make growing the Scout movement as easy as possible. Along with the ever-changing hub of ideas and resources available on the Scout website, Hampshire Scouts has its own five-strong team of Growth and Development officers here to […]

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12th July 2023
Remembering those who have 'gone home'. Join us at our Memorial Service 2023

Join us on Sunday 10th September to remember the Scouting volunteers in Hampshire who have 'gone home' in the past 12 months. Every member of Hampshire Scouts along with relatives and friends of those who we are remembering are invited. This year's Memorial Service takes place at Hamble Sea Scouts HQ, off Hamble Lane, Southampton, […]

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27th June 2023
Archery courses coming up for volunteers

Archery as well as being an Olympic target sport is also an inclusive and exciting adventurous activity for our young people. Thankfully for those looking to lead these activities, there are courses coming up: Braggers Wood: 9th and 10th September 2023 Christchurch Scouts have Aim 4 Sport running an Archery GB Instructors Course at Braggers Wood on […]

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6th May 2023
Free course on supporting Neurodiversity

We have another wonderful opportunity to offer a free Neurodiversity training course on the 24th June at the Hilsea HQ, Portsmouth, PO2 0UF, from 10:30am – 3:30pm. The course is provided by Ellie Hunt. Ellie is a neurodivergent neurodiversity advocate, with lived experience of autism and ADHD, and a teacher with 20 years experience working […]

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1st April 2023
Inspiring and encouraging others: The Commander Bruce Award 2023

We want to celebrate those across Hampshire who inspire and encourage others.

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30th March 2023
CarFest 2023 - We Need You!

Hampshire Scouts is looking to expand the number of volunteers as part of the team at CarFest this year!

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5th March 2023
A message of congratulations from the President of Hampshire Scouts

Our President, HM Lord HM Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire Nigel Atkinson Esq, recently shared a message of congratulations and celebration for our volunteers and staff's hard work in our mission to bounce back.

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5th March 2023
Hampshire Scout Expeditions Lake District 2023

This trip will offer Explorers and Network Scouts the opportunity to get out into the Lakeland Fellsand to go climbing, hillwalking and scrambling - there may even be an opportunity for a wild camp!

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4th February 2023
Youth Council 24th-26th March

With such a successful Youth Council in September 2022, we’ve planned our latest and hope you can join us for the weekend.

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25th January 2023
Things you need to know about 'Transformation' for Hampshire Scouts... 

Back in March 2022, we introduced our Transformation Lead for Hampshire Scouts at our County Conference. Read more about some areas of change to come.

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15th January 2023
Help Showcase the Amazing Talent Our Young People Have

Hampshire Youth Network, a cross Hampshire network including the Scouts and backed by our President, are running their next event which will “showcase” the huge range of talent among our County’s young people.

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13th December 2022
County Commissioner’s Christmas Message 2022

Paul Bell, the lead volunteer for Hampshire Scouts, reflects on 2022 in his Christmas message to our volunteers.

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20th November 2022
Learn new skills to help you confidently promote Scouts

Calling all adults and young people! We have some exciting opportunities for you to learn new skills to help promote the brilliant work you're doing with Scouts in your community.

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8th September 2022
Remembering HM The Queen with our Scouts

It is with deep sadness that we have heard of the death of our Monarch, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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21st August 2022
Remembrance Day and the CWGC

As we look forward to a a new term our programme for November usually includes our act of Remembrance which takes place on the Sunday nearest to 11th November

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6th August 2022
Suisse Adventure: Keep up to date with all the highlights.

Find out all about Suisse Adventure 2022

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6th August 2022
The refreshed face of the Solent Scout Regatta

The Solent Scout Regatta has changed, now it is a two day event with pulling on a lake and sailing at sea.

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28th June 2022
CarFest 2022 - We Need You!

Hampshire Scouts is looking to expand the number of volunteers as part of the team at CarFest this year!

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19th June 2022
2022 Adult Training Courses and Webinars

The 2022 training dates have now been added to the Hampshire training calendar.

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16th June 2022
Hares of Hampshire: Badges and trails for your sections.

This summer the streets and shopfronts of Winchester and Southampton will be filled with sculptures of Hares and baby Leverets.

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26th May 2022
What is Pride Month and how can you get involved?

June is Pride month – a month dedicated to celebrating LGBTQ+ communities all around the world.
So why is Pride so important for our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Scouts?

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5th May 2022
HYPER: Helping our community in an emergency.

With events to get involved happening soon, find out about HYPER and how our older Scouts can support our community in an emergency.

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13th April 2022
Card games and role play free for Scouts to try

This summer there are a number of card games, table top role playing games and more fun activities that our young people can try for nothing!

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16th January 2022
Hampshire Scouts News - Spring 2022

Check out the latest edition of Hampshire Scouts News.

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15th January 2022
Hampshire Scouts in Hospitals needs you!

We are looking for people to continue our inspirational support activities.

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23rd 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.

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13th November 2021
Save the date - Launching Squirrels webinars

The Hampshire Squirrels Team are putting on two Zoom events before Christmas for anyone that is interested in starting a Squirrels section, but wants to find out more or ask questions before they start the process.

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17th October 2021
Watch our Autumn County Conference

Volunteers from across Team Hampshire were invited to attend the Autumn County Conference and find out more about the activities and plans of the county teams.

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9th September 2021
Squirrels: What this means for you

The Scouts have a new member of our family tree - Squirrel Scouts for 4 and 5 year olds! It is the Scout's first new section in 19 years and our first new age group in 35 years!

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29th July 2021
Grants available to help your Group #BounceBack

The next round of the Hampshire Scouts Coronavirus Response Programme is now open for grant applications!

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27th July 2021
Volunteers wanted to help at CarFest South

Hampshire Scouts are looking for volunteers to join our team supporting and enjoying Children In Need's CarFest!

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1st July 2021
Applications for the World Scout Jamboree are open!

We are now launching applications for both Participants and Leaders for the 25th World Scout Jamboree in Korea in 2023!

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27th May 2021
#BounceBack with the #GoodForYou campaign

Today, the Scouts are launching the #GoodForYou campaign to recruit new adults to help us.

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14th May 2021
Ferny Crofts open for Scout Leaders and their families

Ferny Crofts is pleased to be re-opening for Scout Leaders and their families to join us once again for a camping break in the New Forest.

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12th April 2021
Take part in the Hampshire Challenge Master

Over the next few weeks, we're running a Hampshire Scouts Challenge Master, that your sections can take part in!

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3rd April 2021
County Conference 2021: #BounceBack

In March, Hampshire Scouts looked to the future and as part of our County Conference, we unveiled our plan to recover from the impacts of the pandemic.

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20th March 2021
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 - Our Countdown for the return to face to face Scouts!

Hampshire Scouts have developed a resource to help Leaders bring their Sections and Groups back to face-to-face Scouts.

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10th March 2021
Our Growth & Development Team are here to help!

Find out how the Hampshire Scouts Growth and Development Team can help support Scouts in your area!

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28th February 2021
25th World Scout Jamboree & Project 23 - Expression of Interest!

Hampshire Scouts is in the early days of working on its participation in the 25th World Scout Jamboree in South Korea, in August 2023!

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21st February 2021
#ThankTwo for Founders Day

We've a lot to thank people for over the past 12 months so we're asking you to thank two people or groups of people who have helped you this year.

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20th February 2021
Ferny Crofts Needs You!

Ferny Crofts is looking to recruit a team of volunteers to support us in getting the centre, ready for the summer season, and deliver activities for Scouts throughout the year.

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12th February 2021
Activities to Zoom to

As Scouts we love to get outdoors and try new things. But with winter and everything going on, we know its hard to think of ideas of what to do right now.

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8th February 2021
Online Section Meetings – Top Tips!

Does the thought of delivering a section meeting online feel like you are jumping into water without a buoyancy aid? Then join us for a workshop on Thursday 18th February.

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22nd January 2021
Exciting new leadership opportunities

There are currently some fantastic volunteering opportunities for you to help support the Scouts across Hampshire and in your local area.

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28th December 2020
Why do you volunteer?

We're looking for volunteers from across Hampshire to send us a 30-second video about why they volunteer with the Scouts and what it means to them to make a difference to the lives of young people.

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23rd December 2020
Christmas Message from the County Commissioner

A big thank you to every adult volunteer and paid member of staff in Hampshire Scouts for all that you have done in 2020 for Scouting and particularly for our young people.

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22nd December 2020
What success story do you have to share? We'd love to hear it!

Team Hampshire, which comprises of young people and adults, have been hugely impressed by the stories many groups have had to share

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27th November 2020
Making your social media work for you

These days social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are used by the vast majority of adults in the UK. Because of this, it is more important than ever to have a presence on social media.

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30th October 2020
Hampshire Scouts Remember

Hampshire Scouts are inviting you to join us on Sunday November 8th at 10:15 to help us remember those affected by conflict and support our Armed Forces community.

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18th October 2020
Ferny Crofts open for face to face Scouts

Ferny Crofts is now open for Scout Groups to return to the site, with a number of different options available to book.

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15th October 2020
Join the Hampshire Scouts Annual General Meeting

We're excited to hold our first-ever online Annual General Meeting, and you're welcome to join us!

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13th October 2020
Hampshire Scouts Pennants

Hampshire Scouts have embarked on a new project involving every Section, Group and Unit in Hampshire, bringing us all together as we start to return to normal Scouting.

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6th September 2020
Hampshire Scouts News: Autumn 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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5th August 2020
International Opportunities for 2021 - August Closing Dates

We have 4 amazing International opportunities coming up for 2021. These opportunities cover Older Scouts, Explorer Scouts, Young Leaders, Scout Network and adult volunteers. We have tried to put them side by side below, so that you can easily compare these. But, don't take long, as closing dates across all four are over the next […]

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3rd August 2020
First Response Update Covid19

The Scout Association have provided guidance and FAQs on first aid and refreshing first response at this time.  We have produced a first aid guidance document on our approach in Hampshire for the renewal of certificates which includes a ‘Virtual’ first response and attendance at a practical validation session when we reach Green readiness level. First Aid renewalIf your certificate expired […]

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27th July 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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24th June 2020
Camping Challenge 2020

Camp at Home challengeRegister for Camp at Home Hampshire Camping Challenge The Hampshire Camping challenge has been adapted for camping at home. To get the camping challenge badge with #campathome you simply have to ‘camp’ a certain number of nights before the end of the year. We will also accept ‘camping’ indoors, maybe in a den […]

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6th June 2020
Hampshire Scouts Key Heroes

As Scouts we believe in bringing people together and improving the lives of those in our communities. Many of our members are working hard on the frontline, to keep our country safe and care for those in need. Hampshire Scouts would like to recognise individuals who are helping to overcome the Coronavirus pandemic. Roll of […]

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27th May 2020
Grants available to Scout Groups who require financial support during Covid-19

Financial support for community organisations struggling as a result of Covid-19 is available – that includes Scout Groups across Hampshire too! The National Lottery Community Fund and Movement for Good are two, among many,organisations now offering support to those organisations in need.

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23rd March 2020
Coronavirus

Keep up with all the latest Coronavirus information and guidance, over on our dedicated page.

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13th January 2019
Hampshire Scouts 110 - Happy Birthday

Over the past 110 years, we have given tens of thousands of young people the opportunity to learn Skills for life.

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1st January 2019
2019 Census and Membership Information

The 2019 membership fees have been confirmed by the County Executive.

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6th January 2018
2018 Membership Fees

The 2018 membership fees have been confirmed by the County Executive.

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