Sea Scouts aims to build and develop young people’s confidence, sense of adventure and outdoor skills, as well as encouraging them to explore their beliefs and attitudes and be creative. It offers them the independence to put these skills into practice and Sea Scouts are able to experience the true adventure that Scouting has to offer.
Sea Scouts are encouraged to work together and take the lead on all sorts of projects, from community based work to planning games and activities for their meetings. The Sea Scout Section is for young people aged between 10½ and 14 years.
A Scout Troop is divided into small groups called Patrols, each headed up by an older Scout called a Patrol Leader, and often with an Assistant Patrol Leader.
Sea Scouts meet on Friday from 7:30 to 9:30pm at St Paul’s Church. During the summer term we meet at places like Lakeside Country Park, Hamble Canoe club and Woodmill Activity Centre to do water activities.
The Sea Scout uniforms consists of a light blue shirt or blouse and a Group scarf. Each Group has its own colour combination for its necker, here at the 13th Eastleigh we have a gold necker. All patrol leaders have a Bosun’s call and lanyard for parade.
Please make sure your child has their uniform every week and on camp unless they are told they don’t need it.
The uniform can be bought at the Scout shop. More information is available on the Scout shop page.
All items of uniform, including scarves and anything else that your child is likely to take off, must be clearly named.
Scouts have challenge badges, that work towards their Chief Scouts Gold badge, and over seventy activity badges that let them discover many new activities.
More information about scout badges can be found on the scouts.org.uk website.
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