About Us

Welcome to Bishopstoke Sea Scouts where we provide fun and adventure both on and off the water!

Bishopstoke Sea Scouts are based in Bishopstoke, near Eastleigh and we provide fun and challenging Scouting adventures and water activities for young people and adults.

Previously known as the 13th Eastleigh (2nd Bishopstoke) Sea Scout Group, we have a long, and proud, history of providing Scouting to young people in our local area, and have operated from our current HQ, at St Pauls Church, since the 1960s.

Want to find out more about us? Well we’ve created this handy guide about what Scouting’s all about!

What is Scouting?

Scouting is a remarkable movement that brings amazing benefits and enjoyment to everyone involved – children, leaders, parents and everyone involved with the group. Scouting changes lives of young people and adults, we make a positive difference in our communities.

We welcome all young people in Scouting and we believe passionately in what we do.

Through adventure, we help our Scouts develop team-work skills, friendships, confidence, independence, responsibility and a ‘can do’ attitude to help prepare them for the wider world.

Everyone in our group takes part in many adventures & activities at weekly evening meetings, weekend activities in the term, and week-long summer camps (for the older sections).  

We deliver life skills – 67% of people believe we provide young people with a range of skills which will be useful in later life

Overall we are seen as friendly, inspiring and challenging for both young people and volunteers

Who is Scouting for?

Here at Bishopstoke Sea Scouts we run four sections:

Squirrel Scouts (4-5 years Thursday 5:15pm – 6:15pm)

Beavers (6-8 years – Friday 6pm – 7:30pm)

Cubs (8-10.5 years – Thursday 6:45pm – 8:15pm)

Sea Scouts (10.5-14 years – Friday 7:30pm – 9:30pm)

We also have Young Leaders (14-18yrs) and adult leaders (18+) who are our volunteers.

Who runs Scouting?

Our team of leaders is made up of dedicated adult volunteers from the local area. For most of the time these volunteers are engineers, nurses, librarians, teachers, business executives etc but are the heart and soul of our Scout group.

Everyone in our group is a volunteer, which is why we can provide such great value activities. All our leaders have undergone extensive training and DBS checks, and when we provide adventurous activities we will either use externally qualified people or our own volunteers with appropriate qualifications.

Where are we?

Eastleigh – Southampton

Our weekly meetings are at St Paul’s Church in the community hall

St Paul’s Church, Fair Oak Road, Bishopstoke, SO50 8LQ

How much does it cost?

Scouting is an affordable way of providing a range of exciting and adventurous activities for your child.

In a recent survey, 75% of parents said Scouting provided the best value for money compared to other extra-curricular activities.

The subscriptions fee covers the cost of the hire or upkeep of the meeting place and the costs of activities we provide. Our objective is always to keep our subs as low as possible whilst ensuring that we are able to provide the leaders with the facilities and equipment to offer exciting Scouting. Trips, camps and activities are usually charged separately.

What do Scouts wear?

Our young people wear a core uniform of a coloured sweatshirt or shirt depending on the section. They will also wear a special group necker.

Uniform can be bought from the Scout shop located at the 14th Eastleigh Scout HQ, Allbrook Hill, Eastleigh, SO50 4LY )

Opening hours:

  • Thursday Evenings, 6pm till 8pm
  • Saturday’s, 10am till 4pm

Every purchase you make at Eastleigh Scout Shop generates future discount for your group. By buying uniform from the Eastleigh Scout Shop, the more we benefit each year through grants.

Our Values

As Scouts we live by the values of Scouting. They underpin everything we do, how we act and the way we treat each other.

‘Integrity – respect – care – belief – cooperation’.

We believe that skills for life can prepare better futures:

  • for young people – by giving them the character, employability and practical skills they need to succeed
  • for volunteers – by equipping them with better skills, tools and support to deliver inspiring programmes
  • for society – by bringing people together and improving the lives of those in our communities.