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King Alfred Scout District is located in the County of Oxfordshire, and broadly covers the Vale of White Horse area.

Welcome to King Alfred District

King Alfred Scout District is located in the County of Oxfordshire, and broadly covering the Vale of White Horse area. Bounded to the north by the River Thames and to the south by the ancient Ridgeway, it is an area of outstanding natural beauty and historical interest – in fact, quite a nice place to live!

We are an active and thriving rural Scouting District comprising seven Scout Groups, four Explorer Scout Units and with our own Headquarters in the historic market town of Wantage. The District Headquarters (DHQ) is located in Springfield Road, Wantage, OX12 8ES.

Adult volunteers

The Scouts award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouts as young people.

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Latest news

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10th Jan 2020

Scout Post – Scouts Delivering Christmas cards

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30th Aug 2019

Switzerland Trip August 19

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30th Jul 2019

Grant Success! July 19

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2nd Jul 2019

July 19 – Cubworld

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Upcoming events

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Stuart Rae – Presentation Evening

07th Nov


All Day


DHQ hall

Stuart Rae Committee Meeting 5 – Assess Challenge Year

09th Nov




DHQ District Office

Leader Training Validation Session

12th Nov


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm



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