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13th Winchester Scout Group

Area Served: Kings Barton and surrounding areas
Beavers: 1 Colony (a satellite of the 1st)
Cubs: To Follow
Scouts: To Follow
Web Site: None

The 13th has a long and illustrious history that dates back to 1922. At that time it was started by 'Monty' Middleton. This was just in time for the second Hengistbury Camp, one of the two 'Biggest ever' Winchester Scout Camps.

The need for the 13th’s rebirth as 1 of 2 Scout Groups for Kings Barton was recognised as far back as 2013. This was evidenced in a paper about demographics at Barton Farm. These arguments were accepted by Winchester City Council and CALA Homes.

Discussions are underway for the long lease of a suitable plot of land. This is for a new Scout building that will also be for community use. This could be similar to the 6th Winchester (Abbotts Barton & Hyde) £750k project in Hillier Way.

The long-term plan is for 2 Beaver Colonies, 2 Cub Packs, 2 Scout Troops & 2 Explorer Units. This provides for some 200 young people aged 6-18 overseen by over 60 adult leader volunteers.


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 1st & 3rd (click on their neckers below).