Useful links

Want to know how to get a badge? Or want to look up what cool things are happening at a big event? Or you need to polish up on your map skills? Or maybe you need someone to talk to.

Then this is your page, you can find links here to loads of other websites that will help. Simply click the image and you’re away!

Scouting links:

The Scouts

Find out about Scouts in the UK, big events coming up and see what Scouts across the country have been doing. The members area also contains loads of information about awards and badges and about support for adult volunteers.

Hampshire Scouts

Hampshire is one of the biggest counties in scouting with loads of events going on across the year. Find out more about events and opportunities and the support for adults.

World Organisation of the Scout Movement

The World Organisation of the Scout Movement represents scouting organisations across the world. Find out about global events such as jamborees or learn more about Scouting’s rich history.

Scout Store

The essential online store for Scouts in the UK. By buying through this site, you are helping Scouts in the UK as all proceeds go back to help groups and support adult volunteers.

Ferny Crofts

Ferny Crofts Scout Activity Centre is based in the New Forest, close to Beaulieu Road. We can be found here in the nicer months taking part in activities or camping out.

Scouting skills:

The Scouts website – Scout skills

Lots of information useful for older scouts and leaders on scouting skills and how to improve them. Like the rest of the Member Resources site, it is a wealth of useful information.

Ordnance Survey MapZone 

This fun website by the Ordnance Survey is designed to help with map skills from grid references to map symbols. There are helpful resources and how-to videos all free of charge.
Please Note, the website includes sound effects.

Scout Adventures Resources

Scout Adventures run Scout adventure centres across the UK, including Gilwell Park the home of scouting. They know a thing or two about scout skills and have created some very easy to use guides on some of the most basic skills with helpful how-to videos. Take a look to brush up on your skills.

Advice and someone to talk to.

Think U Know

The internet can be amazing and a gateway to opportunities, but you need to be aware of some of the dangers. The Think U Know website is run CEOP, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre, and contains lots of information for parents and young people.


Sometimes you just need someone to talk to if you are worried. If you can’t tell your parents or your leaders then talk to Childline. They have counselors and other people you can talk to online or on the phone.

If you’re worried about someone seeing you, click on the Hide page button on the right if someone’s coming.