1st Fareham Scout Group offers challenge and adventure to young people aged 6-18 in the Fareham and surrounding areas. We believe in helping our Members fulfil their potential by working in teams, learning by doing and thinking for themselves. We’re working to make Scouting available to all and we’re passionate about what we do.
Through the adventure of Scouting, young people get to take risks in a safe environment, and have their first taste of responsibility. We give young people experiences they’ll never forget. The sort of adventure 1st Fareham offers is the chance to experience something different and the opportunity to challenge yourself. When a Beaver Scout wakes up the morning after a sleepover, or Cub Scout has just got over his fear of heights by completing his first abseil – that’s adventure.
1st Fareham provides over 200 activities from abseiling to zorbing (that’s rolling down a hill in an inflatable ball in case you were wondering). If we don’t have a leader who can help we can normally find someone who can. But Scouting isn’t just about activities for their own sake. We encourage our young people to feel the buzz of the challenge and then reflect on what that means. Did they have fun? Do they feel more confident? Would they do it again?
All this is made possible by the efforts of our voluntary adult leaders and helpers. With award winning training and one-to-one support, we make sure that each one of our volunteers gets to make best use of their skills and talents. It’s something different from the norm, and that’s why a lot of people like it.