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04/09/2022 By Web Developer








31st March - 8th April 2023

Learn to sail. Explore the Norfolk Broads. Have an adventure.


Scouts, Explorers and Young Leaders who will be aged 13 or over on 31st March 2023 are invited to apply for the SWAN Norfolk Broads Sailing Expedition (31st March - 8th April 2023).


The SWAN Expedition is an 8-day adventure in Norfolk, sailing classic river cruiser yachts in crews of 3-5.


Learn to sail a classic river cruise yacht as part of a small crew in the charge of an experienced Broads skipper who holds the appropriate Scout Association Permit. We live aboard the yachts for 7 days, sleeping cooking and eating aboard with the whole crew taking part in all aspects of sailing and housekeeping. During the week we explore the rivers and broads with a different mooring each night.


If you are interested and would like more information please get in touch.

For more information and to apply, visit our Facebook page:




For picture of previous expeditions see: https://www.flickr.com/photos/swanxx/albums/with/72157689871727280

Most of the fleet are hired from The Norfolk Heritage Fleet: https://www.huntersyard.co.uk/our-boats/cabin-yachts/ 
We also have yachts from Swallowtail Boatyard: http://www.swallowtailboats.co.uk/hirefleet.html 
and Eastwood Whelpton: https://www.eastwood-whelpton.co.uk/the-fleet/


Yours In Scouting,


Remus Sawyerr


07824 776676


Cost £330 (+ transport) Applications close on 1st October 2022.

All pre-expedition training will take place locally in Winchester


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Expedition to The Gambia
21/03/2022 By Web Developer

Expedition to The Gambia - Hampshire Scouts

Three weeks August 2023

WHERE? You guessed it.. to The Gambia. A small country on the west coast of Africa.  From the capital Banjul on the Atlantic coast we take the bus 200 miles up country to SOMA, a dusty fly blown town at the junction of the two main (only) roads and stay at KAIRA KONKO Scout Lodge..


WHAT? Help improve the Kaira Konko Scout centre, repair school classrooms, repair local homes in Soma… take paper, books and pencils to the primary school… improve the vegetable garden in the village .. Friday night is Scout night and we will be there sharing ideas… help at the schools. PLUS shopping at the market. Visit the village chief.. go on expeditions out of Soma in small groups with the Gambian Scouts.. and LOADS MORE!!!!!


COST  £2,000  TBC once flights are booked


WHEN? 3 weeks departing around Tuesday 8th August 2023 return about Wed 30 August 2023  (dates tbc depending on flights).


WHY?…WHY NOT?  This is an amazing chance to experience the real Africa with your mates.  It is excellent value.  Try it out.. meet new friends check out some ideas for your GAP year, get something really impressive on your CV.


WHO?? Fantastic leaders, you, your friends, any Explorer/ Network  aged who is prepared to give it a go (if they are not already a Scout then they had better join soon)


HOW? Lots of fund raising… for example, sponsored cycle, charity events, car washing …  and exciting training  so that you are ready for an adventure in Africa


Small print warning this trip could seriously change your outlook on life


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Winchester Hospice Challenge
03/02/2021 By District News

You may find it surprising that Winchester, the county town of Hampshire, has no hospice. The nearest is either in Andover, Southampton or Basingstoke but this is about to change.

Winchester Rotary and Scout groups in the Winchester District are joining forces to raise money for a much-needed hospice in Winchester.

More details at:





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Winchester District Scouts


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