Join the everyday adventure!

The 8th Portsmouth are a Scout Group based in Portsmouth, Hampshire in the Church of the Holy Spirit right in the heart of Southsea. The group has been going strong for over 100 years and is today one of the oldest groups in Portsmouth.

The 8th Portsmouth today sports a Beaver Colony, Cub Pack and a Scout Troop enabling children from ages 6 – 14 to share in Scouting’s everyday adventure.

What is Scouting?

Scouting offers fun, challenge and everyday adventure to 400,000 girls and boys across the UK. Offering over 200 different activities from abseiling and archery to drama, street sports and water zorbing, Scouting helps 6-25 year olds grow in confidence, achieve their full potential and become active members of their communities.

For more information on Scouting in the UK, you can check out the official Scout Association website or see some of the pages on this site. Be sure also to see the Portsmouth Scouts website for details on volunteering opportunities with Scouting in Portsmouth.

How can I get involved?

If you’re ready to join the everyday adventure, see the join in page for details on how to join the Group! We’re also always on the lookout for more adult volunteers to help us increase our Section sizes and enable our young members to enjoy even more adventurous activities. See our information on volunteering to find out more about how you can get involved.

While you’re here, find out about our Leaders, take a look at some badge worksheets or see what we’ve been up to.

On the sidebar you will be able to see a brief description of our weekly programme. Bear in mind it is subject to change and sometimes is completely incorrect despite our Leaders’ best efforts!

I still have some questions…

Well, our Chief Scout has a fairly simple way of summing it all up…