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12th Winchester (Green Jackets) Scout Group

Area Served: Winnall, Highcliffe and parts of the city centre (the electoral Ward of St Bartholomew)
Beavers: 1 Colony
Cubs: 1 Pack
Scouts: 1 Troop
Explorers: Hosting of the Paladin Explorer Unit
Web Site: http://12thwinchesterscouts.org.uk*

The 12th is a thriving and growing Scout Group. There are plans for second Beaver, Cub and Scout sections. It also hosts the Paladin District Explorer Unit. This makes it easy for moving on from Scouts to Explorers at the 14 year point. All sections are for girls and boys. Traditional scouting combines with modern ideas to produce a balanced programme. This provides young people with fun, with challenging and adventurous activities, and the opportunity to make new friends. Weekend camps over the year are an important part of life at the 12th.

The Group was established in 1921 and has a long and illustrious history. The 12th take their name from the local Green Jackets Regiment. This was for organising POW food parcels after Dunkirk in 1940. The Group is fortunate to have a large activity hall and an upstairs room that houses its archives. There is also a well-equipped kitchen and a toilet facility with wheelchair access.

We hold an annual joint summer camp for Cubs and Scouts, sometimes in Eire and Guernsey. These camps incorporate activities like climbing, caving, canoeing, hill walking and hiking. The Scout Troop also holds a traditional Christmas Camp, with a three-course meal cooked in a mud oven with a traditional campfire. Come and try us out! Every parent must help in some way.

How to use these numbers: Focus on the Vacancies number. Then look to the Joining List number (those of joining age for that section registered ahead of you). It is better to APPLY to Scout Groups with high Vacancies and low Joining Lists. Use the Scout Group locator on the left to find the Groups closest to you by area. When you find the Group that best fits your needs, click the blue APPLY HERE icon to make your Registration of Interest (above left). Improve your chances of an offer by volunteering as a parent for an adult role. Some Groups may require this.

The closest Groups are the 6th & 10th (click on their neckers below).

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