Welcome to our website! We’re the 5th New Forest North (Testwood) Scouts.

A female leader with scouts.

We’re here for our local community, providing young people with fun, adventure and skills for life.

We’re not just talking about first aid and putting up a tent. We’re talking about teamwork, leadership, resilience and determination.

We’ve changed. We’re more than woggles, shorts and camping.

Did you know that a quarter of Scouts in the UK are girls? Surprised? Scouting has changed a lot over the past 10 years so discover more about Scouting today at our About Us page, or learn about our history.

Scouting is a character factory.

And we count the adults in that too. It’s really easy to have a go. If you’re under 25 then take a look at one of the youth sections – the first four sections can be found at our headquarters and the final one runs locally in our area.

Scouting though is not just for young people. We wouldn’t run without our lovely adult volunteers and we would always welcome more people joining the movement. It’s super easy to volunteer, to find out more including how it can boost your CV, see our Join page.

You can get involved in so many ways, even raise money for us while you shop, without it costing you a penny more! Find out how on our Fundraising page.

What have we been up to?

Testwood Scouts and the Coronavirus

Following the guidance from the government and the Scouts, we have had to suspend face-to-face meetings for the moment due ...
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Beavers update: March 2020

We currently have 14 Beavers on Tuesday and 9 on a Wednesday with two more due to join on Wednesday ...
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Cubs update: March 2020

We now as of today have 48 invested Cubs and 2 new Cubs who are waiting to join Scouts with ...
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