Taking effect from 2 December 2021, the youth sector moves to the Yellow readiness level and the following changes apply: Anyone aged 11+ must wear a face covering when indoors, unless they are exempt (and we recommend the use of known visible methods for people to display if they are exempt). We are asking everyone to review and update risk assessments for section meetings, activities and residentials as well as meetings, training, events and social activities for adults to reflect this change and the current readiness level. For full details visit scouts.org.uk

Old Scout Bushcraft

Old Scout Bushcraft is a Scout Active Support Unit as part of Fareham West District and meet at Lyons Copse on the first Monday of the month, where we have a container for our equipment and a built on shelter to keep dry.

The members of the unit are all Scouters who have other roles in Scouting and come from all over Hampshire including Fareham West, Southampton, New Forest, Bramshill and elsewhere.

The unit regularly provides Outreach sessions to all sections for an evening activity, bases at a Group or District camp or Jamboree, training for adult volunteers, in what could be best described as basic scout skills, including knife safety, axe and saw, shelter building, knots and pioneering, wild food preparation, wild walks with tree and plant i.d. and other outdoor skills. These happen all over Hampshire and beyond.

Our other popular activity is Tomahawk/minihawk throwing in a session or a base, and a number of our members are authorised by KATTA UK. (Knife, Axe, and Tomahawk Throwing Association) to provide training to adult leaders, so that they can run their own sessions. Although this is a non-ticket activity at present, its always good to have a bit of paper or certificate.

We are always ready to welcome new members (no fees), either to learn new skills or use their knowledge to help with the outreach and other sessions

If anyone is interested in finding out more or booking a session, please contact us or visit href=”http://oldscoutbushcraft.org.uk” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>oldscoutbushcraft.org.uk for more details.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls