3rd Salisbury Sea Scouts


Scout Logo3rd Salisbury Sea Scout Troop

Scouts are the third section within the Scout Movement and within the Group. We cater for boys and girls between the age of 10 and 14, although subject to waiting list and overall numbers, we can take Scouts into the Troop from 10 years of age.

The Sea Scout Troop meets on a Thursday evening between 7.45 pm and 9.30 pm. The Sea Scout Leader is Paul Hughes. If you want to find out more about the Sea Scout Troop please contact Paul

Structure

Sea Scouting is a branch of Scouting, and is based on the same fundamental Scouting aims and methods as the Land Scouts. Sea Scouts follow the core balanced programme (see below) but then add a nautical twist to the programme and activities.

The Scout Troop is divided into small groups called Patrols, each headed up by an older Scout called a Patrol Leader, with an Assistant Patrol Leader.

Scouting is about being with friends, as part of a team, and participating fully in the adventure and opportunities of life.

Balanced Programme

The Sea Scouts take part in a balanced programme which is split into six different programme zones (beliefs and attitudes; community; fit for life; creative expression; global; and outdoor and adventure). The programme is delivered using ten different methods. Over a period of time Scouts will take part in activities which cover all of the zones and make use of all of the different methods, but with approximately 50% of the programme falling within the outdoor and adventure zone.

When a young person joins the Scout Troop he or she will start by working towards the Scout Membership Award. This involves learning about the Troop and knowing the Scout Promise and Law and other rules of the Troop. The young person will also need to show that they know about Scouting more generally and that they know the Scout Motto, Sign, Salute and Handshake. He or she will usually attend several meetings before being invested as a Scout.

After a Scout has been invested they can start working towards the nine Challenge Awards which complement the balanced programme. If a Scout completes eight Challenges (six core challenges plus two additional outdoor based challenges) they earn the Chief Scout's Gold Award, the highest award available to Scouts.

Scouts can also work towards sixty-nine different activity badges and six different staged activity badges as well as three awards in association with other sections in the Group.

Scouts can also earn Joining In Badges to show how long they have been a part of the Scout Movement and a Moving On Award when they continue to Explorers.

Sailing

The Troop has group membership of the Spinnaker Sailing Club based in ‘Blashford’, just outside Ringwood, where between the months of April – September (weather dependent) it undertakes a variety of water activities with our own fleet of sailing boats and kayaks.

How do I join Scouts?

If you want to take part in the fun of Scouting, either as a Scout, or as an Adult Leader or helper, contact us and we will give you details of how to join

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