Sea Scouts 11-17 Years
Sea Scout Troops do the same as other Scout Troops: – we have the same aim but use a special emphasis on water activities and maritime training within our programme to achieve that aim. Water activities can provide the adventure and adrenaline rush that young people are looking for. Sailing boats virtually force Scouts to work as a team, with the penalty of getting wet if they don’t. Water activities are an area where skills and age do not necessarily correlate and provide an ideal opportunity for Scouts to teach and learn from each other.
The Sea Scout programme includes all of the activities which scouts are involved in: hiking, camping, mountain biking, orienteering and other activities and then adds water based and maritime activities such as sailing, canoeing, rowing, rafting, power boating and marine navigation. Such a wide variety of adventure sports provides an enjoyable means for self development and the acquisition of leadership skills. In Sea Scouting, the emphasis is on the Scouts going out and organising activities.
Sea Scout troops are made up of a number of watches. These groups of five to eight scouts are the building blocks of the troop. Each of them is lead by a Watch Leader, with an Assistant Watch Leader to provide assistance. A watch is the ideal size to crew a boat, go hillwalking together or go on a weekend camping expedition. Within the watch, younger scouts learn from the more experienced ones and gain skills to take on leadership roles at a later stage .
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