Sea Scouts are aged between 10½ and 14 years.  They’ve usually, but not always, been to Cubs, either in Corsham or Lacock.  The move to Scouts is a real step up for them.  The group is much larger – we often have around 80 Scouts at a time – though activities are typically undertaken in fairly small patrols, so there aren’t too many people to get to know all at once.  The activities are much more adventurous than in the younger sections and Scouts are expected to become increasingly independent.  We offer a well-rounded programme of adventurous activities, which include a selection of those based on and in the water.

During the winter months, we normally meet at the Scout headquarters between 7.00pm and 9.00pm on Monday evenings. During the summer months, we meet exclusively outdoors at the Boathouse at the same times.  When we’re outdoors, we’ll take every opportunity to make the most of the available facilities.

Throughout the year, there will be a regular programme of weekend and longer trips away, to which all Scouts are invited.  Some try to join in with everything; others pick and choose based on the activities on offer and what their friends are joining in with.  At this age group, we find that friendship groups become increasingly important