Sea Scouts

Jump in and get muddy. Give back and get set. Sea Scouts ignore the butterflies and go for it, and soon so will you

Sea Scouts involves many aspects of naval and nautical traditions incorporated into their meetings but they regularly get involved in a wide range of water activities from canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, pulling (rowing) and offshore sailing. Sea Scouts also find time for many of the traditional scouting activities, such as camping and hiking, and other activities within the Scouting Programme.

Inclusivity

Scouting is an inclusive, values based movement and membership is open to all those who share our fundamental values. All our leaders are supported to remove real and perceived barriers to get young people participating. Our aim is that young people are seen as individuals and that they are regarded equally as Members of the Movement, whatever their abilities.

These are some of the many ways we achieve this:

  • Leaders communicate with parents and carers
  • All leaders are trained in making scouting accessible to all
  • All our badges can be modified to make them achievable by all. However, there will be some that are beyond the ability of some, whether they have additional needs or not.
  • There is a system of support from specialists for leaders, both from the county and from HQ
  • Young People who need one-to-one support can have their parent or designated person attend with them
  • All Young People take part in a programme that raises awareness in disabilities and faiths and how everyone is part of the community.

Within their troop, Scouts are part of a Patrol. A Patrol is a smaller group of Scouts, led by a Patrol Leader (PL) and Assistant Patrol Leader (APL). PLs and APLs are normally older Scouts who are chosen to take on leadership responsibilities, such as welcoming new people to the troop or taking charge of a particular game, activities, evenings and give their feedback to the leadership team through Patrol Forums.

They wear leadership stripes to celebrate their hard work and make sure everyone knows who they are.

Scout uniform consists of a navy-blue sweatshirt with your badges sewn on and gold neckerchief.

We expect Scouts to take pride in their uniform as it shows they take pride in being part of the Troop! Full uniform is required on a regular Scout night.

Wearing a uniform is comfy and practical. It means no one feels uncomfortable or left out and helps everyone feel part of the troop. It also gives you a place to show off all the badges you earn.

Activity Badges

Many of the badges available are activity badges, which allow Scouts to show their progress in existing pursuits, but also to try all kinds of new things and form new interests.

Challenge Awards

Gaining a challenge badge involves accomplishing a number of more ambitious tasks within the Troop or community. There are several challenge badges across a number of themes, from the physical and outdoors to teamwork, working with the local community or issues connected with the Scouting world.

Our Sea Scout Troop are known as the Orca Troop

We are currently looking for new members to join our Scout Troop,
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