Skills for Life

Offering fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.

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4-5 years

Skills for life at a time when it matters most and where it's most needed.


6-8 years

Make friends and try new indoor and outdoor activities


8-10½ years

Learn practical skills while having adventures with friends


10½-14 years

Build confidence, resilience and a sense of adventure


14 to 18 years

Take the lead, work together and embrace new experiences

Welcome to Basingstoke East District Scouts

Basingstoke East Scouts was established in May 1979 when youth numbers in Basingstoke reached over 2,000. At the time three separate districts were formed with Basingstoke East being one of those. You can read more about our history here

Basingstoke East Scouts is defined as ‘covering the civil parishes of: Ellisfield, Herriad, Weston Corbett, Weston Patrick, Upton Grey, Tunworth, Winslade, Cliddesden, Mapledurwell and Up Nately together with that part of Basingstoke Town Centre which lies to the east of the western ring road’.

We are currently at our highest number of young people in the district with almost 800 participating on a weekly basis and almost 300 adult volunteers helping to support this. We have 10 groups and 1 Explorer Scout unit which are led and supported by our District Leadership Team and governed by our Board of Trustees.

Everybody is welcome within Scouts. All genders, races and backgrounds and abilities – there’s a Scout adventure out there waiting for them , so why not find out more about what Scouts do and begin your adventure. And we’ll help them find it. Whether you are looking for your child to join or you are an adult volunteer looking to get involved, we have a place for you, so please get in touch and begin your Scouting adventure.

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Latest District News

15 October 2023

Jamboree on the Internet 2023

Each year, Scouts from around the world join a virtual event called ‘Jamboree on the Internet’ (JOTI). JOTI is an…

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27 August 2023

Basingstoke Network BBQ

Are you aged between 17 to 25? Basingstoke Network are holding a BBQ which is open to anyone aged 17yrs…

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