The 12th Andover (West) Scout Group

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Welcome to the 12th Andover (West) Scout Group website

COVID-19 Latest News (25/05/2022): After the latest Government briefing last week removed all legal restrictions regarding the COVID virus we continue to follow the Scout Association guidelines for how we run our group. We have moved to the GREEN readiness level. This means that we are pretty much back to how we did scouting before the pandemic with a few small exceptions.

We continue to follow a risk assessment that we created and to ensure that all people are safe whilst onsite and understand the rules that we are following.

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We are based in the Andover District in North Hampshire. Our Group meet at the Scout Hut on West Portway in Andover (see contact for more details).

Our group consists of Beaver, Cub & Scout sections and in addition, one of the District Explorer units also meets at our hut as well as a Networks section.

We have a great hut with lots of facilities, a large car park and a wonderfully large outside space that is fully and safely enclosed, allowing us to hold camps and many events within our own grounds.

The aim of the Scout Association is to promote the development of young people and help them achieve their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potentials as individual, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.

This website is continuously being added to so please browse it regularly to find new information on the 12th Andover (West) Scout Group.

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Improvements at the HQ completed

Improvements at the HQ completed

It has been a very busy week at 12th HQ and as you will see from the photos below we have had all sorts of improvements made to the grounds. We are lucky enough to have a member of our Exec committee (James) with connections in the building industry and he spoke with...

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Beaver Pirate Camp

Beaver Pirate Camp

On Saturday 20th November the Beavers held their Autumn (day) pirate camp.  The day was very busy and lots of badge work was completed.  The Beavers got to design and build their own boat and then got to test them to see if they would float.  They also...

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David Smith MBE visits the Cubs

David Smith MBE visits the Cubs

Our Cubs were very lucky recently and they had a visit from David Smith who is an amazing paralympian Boccia player. Boccia is a precision ball sport a little like bowls or petanque and David is the joint most successful Boccia player in British history. David has won...

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District Beavers 35th Birthday Bash

District Beavers 35th Birthday Bash

This year marks the 35th anniversary of Beavers launching in the UK and so to celebrate this special milestone the Beavers from Andover all got together as a district to have a party.  Over 70 Beavers from the 1st, 4th, 9th, 11th, 12th, 14th 22nd and 23rd groups...

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Richard (Badger) achieves his Wood Beads

We are delighted to announce that Richard has been awarded his Wood Beads. When a leader starts in Scouting there is a lot of training to complete covering a wide range of things from understanding what leadership in scouting means to understanding how to ensure...

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Welcome Back to Scouting

All sections will soon be returning to scouting at the 12th and we are looking forward to seeing all our young people again. You should know the return date for your sections but please ask your leaders if you are not sure. The Scout Association have declared that we...

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