The good news, Scouting is not just for the children. Everyone, including parents can get involved. However much or little time you have available Scouting can find a place for you.

Many Leaders are parents who once started out by helping during sessions now and again, but got hooked on the fun and adventure that Scouting offered and wanted to do more. Some of our Leaders have been in Scouting since their childhood.


Bear Grylls, I volunteer


You don’t have to be an adventurer like Bear Grylls to get involved with Scouting. Do you have first aid knowledge? Are you good with numbers? Handy in the kitchen? Or are you a DIY whizz? We all have useful skills and you can volunteer and help in many ways.

Volunteering with us is easy, fun and flexible – how much time you give is completely up to you. Whether you help out once a fortnight, month or term or just at special events or camps, there is bound to be a role you can play, and no matter how you get involved, we'll make sure you're properly trained and supported.

As well as gaining externally recognised skills and having a brilliant time, Scouting also offers the chance to build on personal skills, like teamwork, confidence and leadership. A study found that over 90% of our volunteers believe that the skills and experiences they have gained through Scouting have been of relevance to their working or personal lives.

So if you have an hour or so to spare and fancy doing something a little different have a chat with any of the Leaders or send us an email. There's a lot more than being a Leader or a Section assistant, there's often odd jobs around the Headquarters too.

Helping in other ways

You can also help us out by just spending a few moments signing up to the Easy Fund Raising website.

None of this will cost you a penny to do, just a few moments of your time. After registering at the Easy Fund Raising website any purchases you make from over 3000 on-line shops, Basingstoke Air Scouts will receive a small donation from the sale price. If you are a UK tax payer, we can also claim Give Aid on the donation. Remember, none of this will cost you a single penny.

Introducing Base 2000
Exterior of Base 2000

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Scout Shop

For all your Beaver, Cub and Scout uniform needs.

Scouting Shop interior

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Easy Fund Raising




By volunteering as a Leader, the group could potentially take on an extra 6 Beavers, 8 Cubs or 12 Scouts!