Who are we?
Basingstoke Air Scouts is just a small part of the 28 million people that make up the largest youth organisation in the World. Based in Carpenters Down, Popley the Group belongs to Basingstoke East Scout District, which is part of the Hampshire County Scouts.
We consist of 3 of the sections of the UK Scout Movement, these being,
To find out more about each section and what they get up too check out their pages or read the the reports that have been written about some of the activities or visits each section have been onby going to the Activity Reports section of the Group section of the website or Clicking Here or go to the Group News Page to catch up with all the latest news of things that are happening with in the Group
Once a Scout reaches the age of 14.5 they can move onto one of the District Explorer Groups, or even start training to be a Young Leader.
The Group meets in it's own Headquarters called Base 2000, which is located behind the Popley Fields Community Centre in Carpenters Down, Popley. Map of Base2000 Location
Although we are based in Popley, we do cater for children from right across Basingstoke.
If you would like more information please get in touch with us via the contact form accessible from the Group menu above
What has Scouting got to offer?
Scouting offers challenge and adventure to 400,000 young people and 100,000 adults across the UK. We believe in helping our Members fulfil their potential by working in teams, learning by doing and thinking for themselves. We give people of every background and ability the chance to stretch themselves, learn new skills and make life long friends.
The good news it's not just for the children. Everyone, including parents can get involved. However much or little time you have available Scouting can find a place for you. Many Leaders are parents who once started out by helping during sessions now and again, but got hooked on the fun and adventure that Scouting offered and wanted to do more. Some of our Leaders have been in Scouting since their childhood.
And in the words of our Chief Scout, Bear Grylls,