Northampton Scout Amateur
1981            Radio Group            2015

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The Northampton Scout Amateur Radio Group provides Radio Scouting
and associated technology based activities for Scouts in the Northampton area.

The next Radio Group meeting will be held on
No meeting will be held in May 2015


Guides Thinking Day the Air

We will be operating our station at Overstone to join in with Thinking Day On The Air again in 2013. TDOTA is held each year on the weekend nearest to 22nd February, the Founder's birthday.

57th Jamboree on the Air -
a weekend of Radio Scouting fun!

18th - 19th October 2014 - All kinds of Radio Scouting activities will be available  for Scouts to take part in at Jamboree on the Air this year. Visitors will be able to send  greetings messages to Scouts on the other side of the world. This is a great opportunity to complete the IT staged badges and find out how to get your own amateur radio licence?

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Radio Scouting is Fun!

Beavers having fun at Jamboree on the Air

The annual Jamboree on the Air gives all sections of our Movement the opportunity to contact Scouts all over the world. Beaver Scouts visited our station last year and had such a good time that they are visiting us again soon.

SJ22S at the 22nd World Scout Jamboree

Between 27th July and 7th August 2011, the 22nd World Scout Jamboree in Rinkaby in Sweden was on the air   with their own, fully equipped amateur radio station using the callsign SJ22S The station offered an exciting Radio Scouting programme to the Jamboree participants. More>>>


Radio Scouting and the Scout Training Programme
The Scout training programme provides opportunities for Radio Scouting and associated technology based activities in all sections. Requirements for some of the Challenge Awards and the International Friendship Award can be completed and Activity Badges are also available.


 Information Technology  Staged Activity Badges

The Information Technology staged activity badges offer a young person the opportunity of gaining an award appropriate to their individual level of knowledge. Staged badges are available to all sections from Beavers through to Scout Network.
IT Staged Activity Badges - Click for Requirements

Activity Badge Requirements

Beaver Scout Experiment Badge - Click for Requirements


Cub Scout Communicator Badge - Click for Requirements



Scout Electronics Badge - Click for Requirements


Explorer Scout Science & Technology Badge - Click for Requirements

Science & Technology

Marconi Explorer Scout Unit - Specialising in Radio Scouting

The Marconi Explorer Scout Unit was founded on 19th October 2002 during Northampton Scout Amateur Radio Group's 21st birthday celebrations. The first Explorer Scouts were invested early in 2003.                                          More>>>

Guglielmo Marconi with his early wireless apparatus in 1896.

Members of the Marconi Explorer Scout Unit demonstrate Amateur Radio to a Cub Scout.

New Look Website for
Radio Scouting in the UK

Radio Scouting is the unique combination of amateur radio with the Scouting programme. This website is a resource centre for Radio Scouting groups based in the UK.


See NSARG in action in the Radio Scouting Picture Gallery

The Radio Scouting UK website contains a Picture Gallery with pictures from our group as well as other Scout Amateur Radio Groups, and special event stations around the United Kingdom. There is also a section showing Jamboree on the Air badges from around the world.

Members of Northampton Scout Amateur
Radio Group out and about at Overstone.

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Our site was last updated on 2nd May 2015.