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, virtual meetings are being held across the sections until it’s safe for everyone to return to face to face scouting.
Once restrictions have eased and it’s safe to do so, 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.