About Us

15th Romsey (North Baddesley) Scout Group serves the North Baddesley area. Membership is available for boys and girls aged between 6 years and 18 years.

The Group is run entirely by volunteers.

Each Section has its own training programme which helps the members develop as they grow by teaching them self-reliance, and consideration for others whilst allowing them to develop their own individual skills through a variety of “activity badges”. Much of Scouting is based on outdoor pursuits because this is seen as encouraging a healthy lifestyle, but there is still room for many indoor pursuits.

Two formal gatherings are held each year, when all members are asked to attend. St George’s Day Parade is held in Romsey on a Sunday afternoon near 23 April.

The Remembrance Day parade is held on Remembrance Sunday, in November in North Baddesley. In addition all members and their families are invited to attend the District Carol Service held one evening shortly before Christmas at the United Reformed Church in Romsey, this is not a formal parade.

Activities

The Group has a well-equipped stock of camping equipment enabling members to take part in standing camps or lightweight expeditions.

We are able to provide the following activities through our own team of qualified instructors:

  • Archery
  • Canoeing (BCU1 and 2 star)
  • Conservation work
  • First Aid
  • Cycling
  • Electronics & IT
  • Night navigation & hikes
  • Camp cooking
  • Pioneering
  • Swimming and Raft building

Through the Scout District and County, we are also able to provide a wide range of other activities as required. These are just some that we have undertaken recently:-

  • White water rafting
  • Canoeing (BCU3 and 4 star)
  • Scuba diving
  • Climbing & Abseiling
  • Hill walking
  • High ropes
  • Ice skating
  • Cycle cross

Subscriptions (As from 1st Jan 2006)

Current subscriptions are £25 per term, payable at the start of each term. A £2 discount is given if subs are paid by the second week of term. These cover weekly running costs, badges and annual fees and insurance to District, County and Headquarters. Camps and other activities are charged separately at cost.

Community Support

Members of the Group are asked to help deliver the parish magazine ‘Baddesley Beadle’ each quarter to assist with fund-raising and to help the Community. The Group also gets involved in conservation projects in the area.

The Group Supporters raise additional funds when needed to maintain the HQ, activity and camping equipment etc. Help from parents is always welcomed and is vital for the survival of the Group. Please note that we must arrange a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check for all adult helpers but it is a straightforward process.

Uniform

It is the Groups policy to encourage all Members to wear uniform as appropriate, but no boy or girl will ever be barred because they cannot provide a uniform. In cases of difficulty, please discuss the matter in confidence with a Leader.

Beaver Scouts: (6-8 years)

  • Turquoise Sweatshirt
  • Activity Trousers or Shorts
  • Group (Maroon with half-inch Bright Yellow Border) Scarf #1 and woggle

Cub Scouts: (8-10½ years)

  • Dark Green Sweatshirt
  • Activity Trousers or Shorts
  • Group (Maroon with half-inch Bright Yellow Border) Scarf #1
  • (coloured woggles to denote “sixes” are issued by the Cub Pack)

Scouts: (10½-14 years)

  • Teal Green Long sleeve shirt or blouse
  • Activity Trousers & Scout Belt with buckle
  • Group (Maroon with half-inch Bright Yellow Border) Scarf #1 and woggle

Explorer Scouts: (14-18 years)

  • Beige Long sleeve shirt or blouse #2
  • Activity Trousers & Scout Belt with buckle
  • District (Gold with a Black Border) Scarf #1 and woggle

Note #1: Be careful to get the right colour scarf and shirt. group hold stock of group scarfs for sale.

Note #2: We have been aware of some instances where the shop has provided ‘adult’ Leader shirts to Explorer Scouts who require an ‘adult’ size. Make sure you ask for an Explorer Scout shirt.

Main optional extras:

  • All Sections: baseball cap, activity shorts, fleeces, waterproof jackets
  • Beaver: turquoise polo shirt
  • Cub: dark green polo shirt
  • Scout: teal green polo shirt
  • Scout /Explorer Scouts: navy sweatshirt

Uniform Suppliers

Oasis Christian Centre (01794) 512194
25 Church Street, Romsey, SO51 8BT
email: info@oasisromsey.co.uk
web: www.oasisromsey.co.uk
open 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Saturday
Skool Kit (023) 8062 9095
31 Leigh Road, Eastleigh SO50 9FF
email: mail@skoolkit.co.uk
web: www.skoolkit.co.uk
open 9:00am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm Saturday
Eastleigh District Scout Shop (01962) 712206
Allbrook Recreation Ground, Allbrook Hill, Eastleigh, SO21 1UR
open: 2.00pm to 4.00pm Saturday and 6.00pm to 8.00pm Thursday
John Lewis, Schoolwear Department (023) 8021 6400 (Note: John Lewis don’t stock the Explorer Shirt nor Scarfs)
West Quay, Southampton SO15 1QA
web: www.johnlewis.com
open: Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri 9.30am – 6:00pm Thu 9:30am – 8:00pm, Sat 9:00am – 6:00pm, Sun 11:00am – 5:00pm