For boys and girls aged between around 10½ / 11 and 14 years old.
Scout troop meetings:
Winter Season (Sept – Apr) : Fridays 7 to 9pm
Boating Season (May – Sept) : Fridays 6 to 9.30pm
The Scout Troop is based upon the ‘Patrol system’ which encourages leadership and responsibility. This involves small groups of young people working, learning and playing together in a patrol; led by someone of a similar age, and supported and guided by a team of highly trained adults.
They have a very full programme of activities such as: Canoeing, Sailing, Wall Climbing, Abseiling, Air Rifle shooting, Archery, Mountain Walking & Camping. They also have the opportunity to be involved in many District and County run events, such as camp cooking, night hikes and various training courses.
The Scout Promise
- Sea Scout Hat and Tally Band (supplied by Group)
- Group neckerchief (supplied by Group)
- Sea Scout jumper (supplied by Group)
- Group polo shirt (available to purchase from the Group)
- Scout activity trousers or smart blue/black school trousers
- Smart black shoes
- Navy blue/black socks
Scouts can achieve a large and varied range of challenge & activity badges that cater for every taste, skill and capability. There are also core badges for joining or moving on from the Troop, or for time spent in the Scouting movement. Check out our Badges page for more details.
The progressive training scheme leads to the Chief Scout’s Gold Award in this section.
The ultimate goal for all Scouts is to achieve their Queen’s Scout Award – the highest and most difficult award and one that carries numerous benefits and is recognised by employers to have the same status as many professional qualifications.
Scouting is a charity and all our leaders and helpers are unpaid volunteers. However, we do need to charge subscriptions to cover the cost of running the group but we keep these as low as we possibly can. Details of current rates can be found here.
We also charge a one-off fee payable when the Scout is formally invested into the Group (unless moving up from Cubs). This helps to cover the cost of the hat, jumper and necker provided and any badges earned throughout your child’s time in the Group.
Sea Scout jumpers and hats are costly items of uniform so we ask that these are looked after carefully and returned to the Group to be reissued when/if your child leaves Scouts. If you would like to purchase your own jumper or hat (or make a voluntary contribution to help us with the cost of providing these), please get in touch with the scout leader.
The Scout Law
- A Scout is to be trusted.
- A Scout is loyal.
- A Scout is friendly and considerate.
- A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
- A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
- A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
- A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.
More membership information can be found on our Join Us page.