Stanley's Own

One of the longest established Scout Groups, known as 'Stanleys Own', has its Headquarters in Romsey Road, Copythorne.

The building was built in 1912 and is probably the oldest Headquarters in Hampshire.

Some seven Scout sections meet on every night of the week and the Rainbow Guides, Brownie Guides and Guides meet every week.

Stanleys Own also has a Scout and Guide Band.

There is a combined membership of Guides and Scouts, with their committed leaders, of over 200 which is quite remarkable for a rural area.

The Scouts and Guides also stage one of the highlights of the year, the Copythorne Carnival.  The event is held in June and has been going strong since 1948.

In early 2006 Rhys Jones who has been an active member of this group became the youngest Britain to have climbed the highest mountains on all the continents, culminating in an ascent of Everest.