Skills for Life

Offering fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.

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6-8 years

Make friends and try new indoor and outdoor activities

Beavers meet weekly on both Mondays and Wednesdays during term time between 5:30pm and 6:45pm


8-10½ years

Learn practical skills while having adventures with friends

Cubs meet weekly on both Mondays and Wednesdays during term time between 6:45pm and 8:15pm


10½-14 years

Build confidence, resilience and a sense of adventure

Scouts meet meet weekly on Thursdays during term time between 7:30pm and 9:30pm


14 to 18 years

Take the lead, work together and embrace new experiences

Pheonix Explorers are a Basingstoke East district group who meet weekly at 1st Chineham HQ during term time between 8:15pm and 10:15pm

Welcome to 1st Chineham Scout Group

As the largest Scout Group in Basingstoke East District, 1st Chineham have helped generations of young people build their #SkillsForLife.

Local young people between the ages of 6-18 past and present, have enjoyed fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others to make a positive impact in our Chineham community and beyond.

1st Chineham is currently home to a thriving scouting community across 6 sections, with weekly meetings held (under normal circumstances) at our headquarters on Hanmore Road.

Our Scout HQ


For now, we are able to offer a program of outdoor and virtual meetings aligned with current guidance across all sections until it’s safe for everyone for a full return to face to face scouting.  

Once restrictions have eased, we look forward to regular meetings at the Scout Hall, and a return to a range of exciting events and trips throughout the year including camps, indoor sleepovers, Paulton’s Park, the Pantomine, the bi-annual Gang Show and many more.

Take a look for yourself at some of the fun in the ‘Gallery’ section.

The Leadership Team

Each section has a volunteer leader (who’s given the relevant training and support) and usually at least one assistant leader, who are responsible for the weekly programme and all associated activities within their section. Helpers move on continually, so please consider Joining our Team

The Executive Committee

The group is supported by a team of parent volunteers known as the Group Executive Committee.  Exec members are all elected onto the committee at the Group Annual General Meeting and meet regularly throughout the year to ensure the smooth running of the group. At Chineham the executive members and the leaders also enjoy meeting socially at least once a term. This provides an opportunity for the whole team to get to know each other better and is always a lot of fun!

1st Chineham is a registered charity and members of the Exec are also trustees of the Group. They contribute different skills and come from a variety of backgrounds. The Exec are responsible for the finances, safety, insurance, building and grounds maintenance, equipment, the Annual General Meeting, and the famous end of year BBQ!

If you would be interested in joining the committee, please do get in touch.



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Latest News

14 December 2020

You shop, Amazon gives (to 1st Chineham)

Are you an Amazon shopper? Did you know that Amazon’s charitable giving program ‘Amazon Smile’ donates 0.5% of all Amazon…

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14 June 2021

New look Scout Headquarters

It’s not just the 1st Chineham website that has recently been updated.  During lockdown, the volunteer exec and leaders have…

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19 January 2021

Cubs Scarf Toss Part II – Festive Reprise

Our amazing 1st Chineham Cubs collaborated to create a fun video during last years lockdown, passing a cub scarf between them…

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