8th Basingstoke Scout Group (URC)

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The Scout Association offers fun and everyday adventure to 573,000 young people between the ages of 6 and 25 across the United Kingdom.

The main goal is to help young people achieve their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as individuals, as responsible citizens and as Members of their local, national and international communities.

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Welcome to 8th Basingstoke Scout Group...

The 8th Basingstoke Scout Group was started in 1928, and has run actively ever since except for a break of four years during the Second World War (1942-1946).


Our headquarters are at the London Street United Reformed Church right in the centre of Basingstoke. We are lucky enough to enjoy alot of support from the church, although we are open to young people of all faiths.

Age: 6 to 8.5

Meeting Times: Tuesdays, 17:45 to 18:45

Beavers are our youngest members, and generally meet for an hour per week. They enjoy all that Scouting has to offer; being introduced to outdoor activities, having the opportunity to be creative, explore their local community and experience the excitement of a Beaver Scout Sleepover with their friends.

Age: 8 to 10.5

Meeting Times: Tuesdays, 19:00 to 20:30

For Cubs, excitement and adventure are key. Their programme offers a huge variety of activities surrounding areas of fitness, global and beliefs; whilst allowing them to be creative and get involved in their local communities. Cubs are introduced to exciting outdoor skills and take part in adventurous activities, as well as camps and residential experiences.

Age: 10 to 14.5

Meeting Times: Tuesdays, 19:00 to 21:00

Scouts aims to build and develop young people’s confidence, sense of adventure and outdoor skills, as well as encouraging them to explore their beliefs and attitudes and be creative. It offers them the independence to put these skills into practice at camps and even on international trips. Scouts are encouraged to work together and take the lead on all sorts of projects, from community based work to planning games and activities for their meetings.

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Email us on join@8thbasingstoke.org with your contact details and a leader will be in touch as soon as possible about how your child can get invovled.

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London Street URC Church
London St,
Basingstoke,
RG21 7NU