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6-8 years

Make friends and try new indoor and outdoor activities

Beavers meet on Tuesdays during term time at 17:30 to 18:30


8-10½ years

Learn practical skills while having adventures with friends

Cubs meet on Tuesdays during term time at 18:30 to 19:30


10½-14 years

Build confidence, resilience and a sense of adventure

Scouts meet on Tuesdays during term time at 19:30 to 21:00

Welcome to 8th Basingstoke (U.R.C.)

Based in Basingstoke town centre and part of the Basingstoke East District, 8th Basingstoke (U.R.C.) Scout Group caters for young people aged 6 to 14. Every week almost 100 young people join us to experience everyday adventure and take part in our quality Scouting programme.

The group has a Beaver colony, Cub pack and a Scout troop with a really friendly and energized leader team across all sections. The group was founded in 1928 and has been active since (apart from a break during WW2), the group recently its 90th birthday.

There is fun to be had for all sections with plenty of nights away opportunities for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. We would love for you to come and join our adventure. We are completely inclusive and open to all.

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Latest News

14 June 2020

Statement from Chief Scout Bear Grylls

The Scout Association has released the following statement from our Chief Scout, Bear Grylls: “In 1907, a new movement was born…

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Win a Scouting goodie bag
4 June 2020

Win a Scouting goodie bag

Basingstoke East Scouts are giving away a bundle of Scout store goodies worth at least £50. All you have to…

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