What don't scouts do? At this age, we encourage girls and boys to take responsibility for themselves and each other, with older members leading a small team. They like being with friends and participating fully in the adventure of life.
We are a unique troop as we are Royal Navy recognised Sea Scouts. One of only 105 across the whole of the UK and we're very proud to wear a different uniform to the rest of the scouts across the district, as we are the only Sea Scout Group in Rea Valley.
In addition to the usual Scout activities (listed below) we also have access to our very own fleet of water craft that we use to teach the young people water skills during the summer months.
- Develop leadership skills
- Learn emergency aid
- Spend nights away – the international camp and our annual Christmas themed camp are the highlights of the year
- Help others in the community
- Cook, both at the HQ and on camp
- Adventurous and sporting activities – sailing, kayaking, pulling and even windsurfing
- Learn survival skills
Like all of the sections within Scouting the Scouts have some exciting badges to achieve….
These are activity badges and there are 60 of them to gain. Scouts can work towards a cooking badge, sports, hobbies and even an international activity badge.
These are the staged badges, these can be started in the Beaver section and worked on right through Scouts and on to the Explorer section. They increase in difficulty as your young person works through the sections
These are the challenge badges, of which there are nine to be gained.
Once all nine have been awarded then a Scout can get the highest award, the Chief Scouts Gold Award. All Scouts who gain this badge will be invited to a special awards ceremony followed by an activity session at Blackwell Court Scout centre.
The Scout section is open to 10 and a half -14 year olds. You can register your interest for a space by using the enquiry form. Fill this in and the leader team will be in touch to confirm all of the details.
These are our Scouts taking part in some of the water activities we offer