From 00:00 17th May 2021 Readiness level: YELLOW This means: Section meetings can take place outdoors and indoors. Limited small group residential activities may take place. Maximum group size: Activities involving young people: no limit on group size but remain as only one section meeting independently of others. Indoor activities will be limited by the size of the location given social distancing remains. Scout Network programmed activities (non social): 30 people maximum. Adult activities (non-social) with no young people present: Adults may meet in small groups for the purposes of providing the charity’s purpose. Full details in getting adults involved again guidance. Residential activities: Nights away activities may take place with a maximum of 6 people within the group (including young people, volunteers and carers). COVID measures such as social distancing and good hygiene remain in place (even overnight), groups must remain independent of others and lateral flow testing must take place immediately prior to departure and every 48-72hrs throughout the trip and on return.

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