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Welcome To... the online home of Basingstoke East Scouting District.

Basingstoke East Scout District is just one small part of the UK Scouting Family with a membership of nearly half a million young people and over 115,000 adult volunteers.

If you're looking for a group for your child to join, or can even give a little time yourself to help out, please take a moment to fill out the form on the 'Join Us' page. Somebody will get in touch with you and answer any questions you may have about joining a group.

Basingstoke East Scout District is one of two districts covering the Basingstoke area. The district has ten groups, most having Beaver (6 - 8 yrs), Cub (8 - 10 1/2 yrs), and Scout (10 1/2 - 14 yrs) sections. There are also two Explorer (14 - 18 yrs) sections in the district.

The district comprises, Basingstoke town centre, Black Dam, Chineham, Eastrop, Lychpit, Oakridge, Old Basing, Popley, South View and the Villages to the south east of Basingstoke.


Scouting Video


Want to find out little more about Scouting and what Scouts get up to? Then take a few moments to watch this video.

BBC Breakfast Scouting Video


Check out what BBC Breakfast has to say about Scouting. (Broadcast Nov 2016)


Longridge Camp

On the river

Cub Climbing


Camp Fire

Camp fires

Beavers at Poultons Park

Paultons Park

Crazy Camping

Crazy camping

Hanging around

Just hanging out !

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Whats on....

Hysterical Port-Chops

Saturday 4th Nov 2017

Basingstoke East and West District Scouts are running another challenging “Treasure Hunt” – this year based in and around Historical Portsmouth.

Scouts, Explorer scouts and Leaders from all four Districts – Andover, Basingstoke East, Basingstoke West & Silchester, are invited to enter teams.

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29th Jul to 4th Aug 2018


Hampshire’s 2018 camp will provide a rich and exciting experience for everyone from the youngest Beaver to the oldest Explorer, and all the Adult leaders, helpers, Network & Scout Active Support – in Hampshire and beyond.

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Basingstoke Gang Show

Basingstoke Cubs, Scouts, Guides and Explorers have ‘got talent’ and it’s time to audition for Basingstoke Gang Show 2018

If you like to laugh, sing, dance or entertain then come along to the auditions for The Basingstoke Gang Show. You will have a fun day with loads of great people and you will see why Basingstoke Gang Show is the longest running and ‘bestselling amateur show in Basingstoke’.

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