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What is a Sea Scout Troop anyway?

For boys and girls between 10 and 14 years of age. The Troop is where Scouts learn to run meetings and exercises for themselves. The older Scouts, as Senior Patrol Leaders, Patrol Leaders and Assistant Patrol Leaders, carry much of the responsibility for running meetings, camps and other activities. It is this opportunity for comparatively young boys and girls to practise leadership, which differentiates Scouting from almost all other youth organisations.

A balanced programme of activities is in place, which ultimately leads to the award of The Chief Scout's Gold Award by way of a number of progress badges. In addition to the usual Scouting activities, such as map reading, pioneering, camping, hiking and mountaineering, Sea Scouts also take part in many water-based activities.

Their seamanship training is based on a range of six staged Nautical Skills badges. There are also regular opportunities to earn badges and external awards in specific water based activities such as kayaking, sailing, pulling (rowing) and (for the older scouts) power boating. Most Scouts will return from their first camp with at least one Royal Yachting Association and one British Canoe Union award.

Scouts can also work for a range of other proficiency badges including Camping, Survival Skills and Hill Walker. Our own accredited trainers run First Aid courses, leading to the RYA First Aid Award.

The Troop's two-week summer camp, a most important part of the year's programme, is usually held alongside a large lake or other stretch of water, which provides the opportunity for much more extended boating than is available on the Avon at Warwick. Camping is very much in the traditional style, with separate Patrol sites and Patrol-level cooking arrangements.

The Scout Section operates two troops, Vigilant (Boys) and Vanguard (Girls), which meet on different nights. However, the Patrol Leaders from both troops work closely together to devise their programme and do most activities outside of their normal troop meetings together.


How do I join?

The first step to join the scout troop is to fill in this form and either the Group Scout Leader (GSL) or the membership secretary will contact you.

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