East Hants Villages

East Hants

The EHVSG was set up in 1991 to provide the opportunity for children and young adults from the villages to the west of Petersfield to experience Scouting. Members come from a wide area, covering East Meon, West Meon, Steep, Froxfield, Woodlands, Warnford, Meonstoke and beyond. The group now has around 100 members and, unusually, takes both girls and boys.

Activities

Each section runs a full programme of scouting training at its weekly sessions. These include such topics as fieldcraft, map-reading, motor-mechanics, cooking, first-aid etc.. As well as indoor activities, the meetings regularly include outdoor activities such as night hikes, incident hikes, sports, orienteering etc..

In addition, each section organises an annual camp during the school holidays and often weekend camps too. A full part is taken in activities organised by the Petersfield District and Hampshire County Scout organisations, for example, sailing, camping competitions, assault course challenges etc..

Adult Involvement

In order to function, the group needs the support of parents and other adults. Currently the Group has 12 uniformed leaders who have received training from the Scout Association and hold its warrant . They are assisted by a number of helpers, mostly parents, who regularly attend section meetings in support of the leaders. The Group is controlled by an executive Committee which runs the Group’s finances, organises fund raising events and sets the policy under which the leaders operate.

To Join

To join any of the Group’s sections, contact the Group Manager who will be happy to arrange a trial session and discuss any questions you may have.

For more information about East Hant Villages Scout Group visit their Website.