Skills for Life

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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9th May 2022

County Awards Day

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22nd Nov 2021

Wantage and Grove Scout Christmas Post Cancelled

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7th Aug 2021

White Horse Community Lottery

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25th Mar 2021

Grove Scout Group Virtual Camp Spring 2021

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Upcoming events

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Hendreds Jubilee Weekend

02nd Jun - 05th Jun


All Day


East Hendred post office

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