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6th Winchester Scout Group

Area Served: Abbotts Barton and Hyde (part of the electoral Ward of St Bartholomew)
Beavers: 2 Colonies
Cubs: 2 Packs
Scouts: 2 Troops
Web Site: None

Our Group was established from scratch in January 2014 to ensure Scout places for our children. We have grown rapidly since then. Many of our Scouts live within Abbotts Barton and Hyde; however, we have members from a whole variety of schools and locations in Winchester. We meet at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Upper Brook Street but like to get out and about whenever we can, visiting local places of interest, hiking, den-building, climbing, canoeing and camping. We often participate in District Activities and competitions such as Archery, Rifle Shooting, Crate Stacking and Athletics to name but a few.

We like to think of Scouting as a whole family activity. Our parents must agree to play some part in our Scout community. Our Assistant Leaders and Section Assistants are mostly parent volunteers. We all have busy lives. But we have found success in flexible volunteering whereby 5-6 leaders share the planning and delivery of the terms program organising 2-3 sessions per term with the benefit of various pre-planned activities available. Full support and training is provided.

To ensure our long-term future we are half way through a £750k new site and building project in Hillier Way. This will give us a permanent home for the next 100 years at the centre of our local community. This is a huge voluntary effort helped by Winchester City Council. Outside meeting hours this will also be for community use.

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 10th & 12th (click on their neckers below).