Sea Scouts

Sea Scouting has the same purpose and goals as any other Scout Troop, however the main difference lays in the method of delivery.

This is because in Sea Scouting, water and nautical activities are used as the basis of delivering the Balanced Programme. Although most Scouts have the opportunity for boating activities, such as sailing and canoeing, the Sea Scout programme puts considerable emphasis on water activities.

The Sea Scout Troop is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers and Cubs. The Scout Section is for young people aged between 10½ and 14 year.


Our headquarters in Sudbury is based close to the River Stour, this enables us to run much of our summer programme on the water either canoeing, kayaking, sailing or rafting. We also have craft based at Alton water and run activities at coastal locations such as Bawdsey or Brightlingsea. During the winter months we run the typical scout activities such as pioneering, climbing, cooking, challenge evenings and camping.

The Scout Promise

On my honour, I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and to the Queen,
To help other people
And to keep the Scout Law

The Scout Law

  1. A Scout is to be trusted.
  2. A Scout is loyal.
  3. A Scout is friendly and considerate.
  4. A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts.
  5. A Scout has courage in all difficulties.
  6. A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property.
  7. A Scout has self-respect and respect for others.

The Scout Motto

Be prepared

Sea Scout Uniform

Sea Scouts wear a navy blue jersey, Sea Scout cap with tallyband, smart black trousers in addition to the standard group scarf.

Sea Scout Badges

If you require any badge information please visit the page below for a list of all the Scout badges Scout Badges

Find out where to place Sea Scout badges and awards on the uniform. Download the diagram for the Sea Scouts jumper

Join Sea Scouts

If you are interested in joining Sea Scouts then please use the contact us page