The first District badge was embroidered in brown on a sky blue background, depicting a canal barge. It was designed by Tim Wright from Basingstoke Air Scouts, in 1979 when the then Basingstoke District was split into Basingstoke East and Basingstoke West Scout Districts. The Badge is a reminder of the Basingstoke Canal, parts of which now lay buried beneath Festival Place shopping centre and Basingstoke Bus Station. The route of the canal can be followed from the Town Centre, along Eastrop Way, which runs alongside Eastrop Park. Its course can still be traced in parts of the village of Old Basing and then on across Basingstoke Common.
The badge was later re-designed in 1999, by Nick Woodcock of Basingstoke Sea Scouts, to become a dual badge with the Hampshire County badge and features a more colorful recreation of the earlier badge.
28th Jul to 6th Aug 2019
Get ready for the coolest International Scout camp in Europe… Get ready for the 13th Haarlem Jamborette!
With 10 days full of activities including hiking through characteristic Dutch landscapes, getting to know other scouts from more than 15 different countriesFind out more...
29th Jul to 4th Aug 2018
Hampshire’s 2018 camp will provide a rich and exciting experience for everyone from the youngest Beaver to the oldest Explorer, and all the Adult leaders, helpers, Network & Scout Active Support – in Hampshire and beyond.
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Basingstoke Gang Show
8th to 17th Feb 2018
Tickets now available for the 2018, Basingstoke Gang Show.
In its 35th Year and with a cast of around 70 Scouts and Guides, come and see why Basingstoke Gang Show is the longest running and ‘bestselling amateur show in Basingstoke’.Find out more...