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5th Winchester Scout Group

Area Served: Compton, Shawford, Otterbourne, Twyford and surrounding areas (the electoral Ward of Badger Farm and Oliver's Battery).
Beavers: 1 Colony
Cubs: 1 Pack
Scouts: 1 Troop

The flourishing 5th Winchester Scout Group is at the heart of the local community in Compton and Shawford. Our Reeves Hall hut is used almost 24/7 by all of pre-school, local clubs, the Parish Council - and our Scouts! Many of our young people come from Compton Primary School where we play a full part in school fetes and at All Saints Parish Church next door.

Our young people have such a great time that we have near 100% 'moving on' rates from Beavers to Cubs; Cubs to Scouts and Scouts to Explorers. We do all sorts of adventurous things like camping, canoeing, hill walking, climbing and abseiling, caving, mountain biking. Every year we are big on nights away and expeditions be it canoeing down the Wye River valley, or basing ourselves in a Snowdonian mountain hut to walk the Glyders and rock climb. We have great fun!

We have been so successful that we have outgrown our small 1960s hall. We now need to find a suitable plot of land on which we can build a new Scout building for our local community for the 21st Century. 5th Winchester Scouts NEED YOU! Do come and JOIN US as a parent volunteer! We have a clever system of 'flexible volunteering' to make this possible. The busier you are, the more we need you!


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 9th & 8th (click on their neckers below).