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Our Group

About Us​

The 26th Bournemouth is a new group to Boscombe, representing the unification of two separate groups, the 28th and the 6th.


The Group meets every Thursday evening (school term time) at the Salvation Army on Palmerston Road, Boscombe.  All sections start at 6pm, ending at 7.30pm.

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What We Do


At our Thursday meetings, we do a range of activities, usually tied into the badge awards of Scouting. However, as we are a small group, we are committed to designing a programme based on what our members want to do – within reason, of course!

Recent research undertaken by the Bournemouth Scouting District has shown that the most popular Scouting activities are ones that take place outdoors.  At the 26th, we agree: Our members and leaders all love camping and all kinds of outdoor, adventure activities.

The People of the 26th


The 26th Bournemouth is a small Scout group, and is run by leaders and volunteers who are all friends in life outside of Scouting as well; so we put our all into the group! In fact, many of our leaders – both old and young – have been members with the group for years, as Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and now adult volunteers!

Our Sections
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Beavers (ages 6 – 8)


Beaver Scouts are our youngest members. They meet weekly to take part in a wide range of activities including games, crafts, singing, visits and good turns, along with plenty of outdoor activities. They also have the opportunity to take part in the fun and excitement of camps and sleepovers. It may be the first time they spend a night away from home so it’s a real adventure for them.

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Cubs (ages 8 – 10.5)


A Cub Scout Pack can have up to 36 Cub Scouts and is split into smaller groups called Sixes. Our Cubs take part in a wide range of activities designed to be interesting and challenging. Meetings consist of games and activities, with plenty of time spent outdoors. Camps and holidays are some of the most memorable events of the year for our Cubs.

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Scouts (ages 10.5 – 14)


Each Scout Troop consists of small units of six to eight Scouts called a Patrol, usually led by a Patrol Leader. Outdoor activities feature prominently, with the highlight being camping. Throughout the year, our Scouts learn various skills, such as map reading, camp cooking and first aid in preparation for camp. Rock climbing, potholing, photography and international experiences are just some of the things they get up to.

How Do I Join?


Our Group is open to young people aged 6 – 14 as well as any adult volunteers who want to get in to Scouting.

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I Want To Join - But I Just Can't Get There!


We get it… not the right night, too far, inconvenient time… but if you can’t make it to our group, there are plenty of other amazing groups in Bournemouth to contact. See the map to find a group nearer to you!