Phoenix Explorer Scouts are a an Explorer Scout Unit in Basingstoke, Hampshire. We are part of the Basingstoke East Scout District. We are one of two Units in the Basingstoke East District of Scouting, the other being the Dragon Explorer Scout Unit.
We have over 25 Explorer Scouts in our Unit from across the Basingstoke area; both boys and girls. We provide our Explorer Scouts with a diverse programme of activity. A number of our Explorer Scouts are actively pursuing their Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award and participate in the Young Leader Scheme.
Phoenix Explorer Scouts is run by a team of volunteers who lead the young people through their activities and events. You can find out more about our leaders on the team page.
Who Can Join Phoenix Explorer Scouts?
Explorer Scouts is for young people aged between 14 years old and 18 years old. We are open for anybody to join. If you are interested in joining us, then head over to our joining information page for more information.
If you are over 18 years old and interested in Explorer Scouts, you can join the Scout Association as an adult leader. We are always happy to introduce new members to Scouting; take a look at our volunteer information page for more information on becoming an adult leader for Phoenix Explorer Scouts.
Where Do We Meet?
Phoenix Explorers meet at the 1st Chineham Scout Group headquarters weekly (link to Google Maps). We have a partnership agreement with 1st Chineham Scout Group who kindly offer us with support and assistance.
1st Chineham Scout Group HQ
Our normal weekly meetings are on Wednesday nights between 8:15 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. If you are interested in joining us, please do contact us first; don’t arrive unannounced; we venture outdoors and hold our meetings elsewhere so aren’t always at the hall.
Explorer Scouts, as does most of Scouting, follows the academic term calendar. We have three terms per year: Spring, Summer, and Autumn. We break up for summer where we don’t normally meet.
What Does it Cost?
We charge a standard subscription fee which is £35 per term over three terms per year. Many of our activities are incorporated into these fees, however, some specific activities and events (such as camps or day-trips) are charged separately.
We operate a payments policy which is in-place to protect both our Unit against costs and losses but also to ensure that we operate fairly for all of our members. You can view our payment policy online at any time.
What is the Uniform?
Phoenix Explorers wear the typical Explorer Scout uniform with our own Phoenix Explorer Scouts scarf. You can read our uniform page for more information on the uniform, where to get it, and what badges go on the uniform.