Christchurch Sea Cadets

Our Unit is split over two sites, our Winter Headquarters at Portfield Hall and our Summer Headquarters at Christchurch Quay. As a Sea Cadet you can go to sea, learn to sail and do adventure training, plus get extra skills to give you a great head start in life. You will also get the chance to make new friends and have fun. We are separated in to two age groups: Junior cadets for ages 10 to 12 years and Sea Cadets for ages 12 to 18 years.

Please contact 01202 473556 for more information.

Dorset Girl Guiding

Girlguiding Dorset, Jellicoe House, Holton Heath, Poole, BH16 6HX.

Enables girls and young women to fulfil their potential to take an active and responsible role in society through its distinctive, stimulating and enjoyable programme of activities delivered by trained volunteer leaders.

Telephone number to contact is 01202 620006.

Girls’ Brigade – Burton Church Youth Club

5.15pm-9.30pm Mondays (Various Age Group 45 minutes Sessions).

Burton Green United Reformed Church, 119 Salisbury Rd, Burton, Christchurch BH23 7JN.

1st Burton Girls’ Brigade is ideal for girls aged 4-14+ years who enjoy craft, games, singing, stories, cooking and much more. We also arrange extra trips and activities. Subs are 80p each week.

Please contact Mrs Roz Gale on 01202 487412.

Parkstone Sea Cadets

Parkstone Sea Cadets, 260 Ringwood Road, Poole, BH14 0RT.

Our exciting adventure activities aim to develop social skills and responsibility in young people, and re-connect them with their maritime heritage.

We want to help young people build confidence in their own abilities as they learn to work as part of a team. Our qualified instructors guide young cadets so that they can flourish in challenging environments safely from 10-18yrs.

Please contact 01202 732012.

Poole Sea Cadets

Poole Sea Cadets, Sterte Avenue West, Poole, BH15 2AR.

Cadets go to sea, learn to sail, row, power boat and do adventure training, all on a nautical theme plus get extra skills to give you a head start in life. Other activities include: PT, drill and ceremonial, cook steward, swimming, camping for children aged 10-18yrs.

Please contact Bryan Evans on 01202 671892 for more information.

Scouts Bournemouth

Bournemouth Scouts, Butchers Coppice Activity Centre, Bournemouth‎, BH11 9JW.

Scouts take part in activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and zorbing.  As a Scout you can learn survival skills, first aid, computer programming, or even how to fly a plane.  There’s something for every young person.  It’s a great way to have fun, make friends, get outdoors, express your creativity and experience the wider world. We change lives by offering 6 to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.

Please call 01202 574747 for more information.

Scouts Christchurch

Scouts are between 10½ and 14 years old. Outdoor activities feature prominently, with the highlight being camping. Throughout the year, Scouts learn various skills, such as map reading, camp cooking and first aid in preparation for camp. Rock climbing, potholing, gliding, photography and international experiences are just some of the things they get up to.

In Christchurch district we have scout troops at Town, Jumpers, Somerford, Mudeford, Highcliffe, Burton, Bransgore and Hurn. Mudeford is a sea scout troop and Hurn is an air scout troop.

Please contact Juliet Gregson on

Scouts Poole District

Poole District ScoutsDenis Gooding Centre, Layton Road, Poole, BH12 2BJ.

The Scout Association nationwide provides adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for 400,000 young people aged 6-25. Internationally, there are over 28 million young people enjoying the benefits of Scouting across 216 countries

Please contact 01202 723281 for more information.