The 1st SHAPE (International) Scouts are
adding a Sea Scout Troop for those aged 101/2 to 14. Sea
Scouting has the same Purpose and Values as any other Scout Troop, and delivers
the same varied Programme, but with a nautical twist. The SHAPE
International Sea Scout Group includes both boys and girls from many nations,
who participate in scouting activities.
All young people in Scouting have the opportunity to enjoy water activities,
but in Sea Scouting, we focus on these activities, and many aspects of naval
and nautical traditions are incorporated. Sea Scouts and Explorer Sea Scouts
regularly get involved in a wide range of water activities from canoeing,
sailing, windsurfing, to power boating and offshore sailing. Sea Scouts also
find time for many of the traditional scouting activities, such as camping and
hiking, and other activities within the Scouting Programme.
Leaders Required NOW! The Group are especially keen to recruit
both new leaders and sailing instructors. Group Scout Leader Alan Sewell
highlighted what a great experience being a Scout Leader was: "Being a Beaver,
Cub or Scout Leader is a hugely rewarding activity that both adds to our SHAPE
community and which gets us away from our desks, into the fresh air and helping
to develop our amazing young people. Our award-winning training scheme for
volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouting as our young people”.
The Group has 4 Sections:
Beavers (6–8) Beaver Scouts are our youngest members. They meet on
Wednesdays 1730-1830 to take part in a wide range of activities including
games, crafts, singing, visits and good turns, along with plenty of outdoor
activities. They will also have the opportunity to take part in the fun and
excitement of camps and sleepovers. It may be the first time they spend a night
away from home so it's a real adventure for them.
Cubs (8-10½) The Cub Scout Pack meets on Tuesdays at 1800-1930.
Cubs take part in a wide range of activities designed to be interesting and
challenge them. A Cub Scout meeting consists of games and activities with
plenty of time spent outdoors. Camps and holidays are some of the most
memorable events of the year for Cubs.
New Sections - starting
Sea Scouts (10½–14) The Sea Scouts will meet on Mondays at
1830-2000. Outdoor activities feature prominently, with the highlights being
sailing and camping. Throughout the year, Scouts learn various skills, such as
map reading, camp cooking and first aid in preparation for camp. Rock climbing,
potholing, photography and international experiences are just some of the
things Scouts get up to.
Sea Explorer Scouts
(14–18) Explorers are
encouraged to join the Young Leaders’ Scheme, where young people are able to
take on a leadership role in one of the younger sections. Not only great fun,
but also fantastic for personal development, for an interesting CV and for new,
exciting experiences working with Explorers from elsewhere in Europe and
Section-night meetings are held in the
Green Gym behind the SHAPE Healthcare Facility. For information please contact
the Group Scout Leader, Al Sewell, on SHAPE 9915 firstname.lastname@example.org For more
info go to http://scouts.org.uk/what-we-do/