‘Scouting has given me a fantastic opportunity to do lots of activities and things that people who are not in Scouts don’t get to do. It’s about having fun with good friends.’

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, at Sea Scouts, water and nautical activities are used as the basis for delivering the 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 boats based at Alton water and run activities at coastal locations such as Titchmarsh. During the winter months, we run the typical scout activities such as pioneering, climbing, cooking, challenge evenings and camping.

The troop meets on Thursday evenings at 19.00 until 21.30. If you are interested in joining please complete the contact form below.

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.

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 Scouts wear a navy blue jumper, Sea Scout sailors hat, black smart trousers and a tied group scarf.

Find out where to place Sea Scout badges and awards on the uniform. here.
Uniform and other clothing items can be purchased from Scout Store here.

There is a range of badges and awards available to young people in the Scout Section.

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 outdoorsy to challenges dealing with the local community or issues connected with the Scouting world.

A full list of badges and requirements can be found here.

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