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ABOUT OUR SEA SCOUT SECTION
We're proud to be one of a few Royal Navy (RN) recognised Sea Scout Groups in the UK.
All the fun of regular scouting plus the added excitement of water activities such as kayaking, canoeing, sailing and more.
Pack meetings are held every Friday night between 18.30 and 20.30 during term time. We sometimes also run activities during school holidays and half terms.
Our Sea Scouts are divided into patrols of 6 to 8 scouts named after British birds. Each patrol is led by a Patrol Leader, who is nominated by the Section Leaders for having shown commitment, loyalty and a good knowledge of scouting. A Senior Patrol leader will lead the young people from the Quarterdeck in their sea scout drill and will help plan and oversea activities. The Senior Patrol Leader is selected as the most experienced and dedicated scout in the section.
You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy land activities AND water activities when you join our Sea Scout Group.
A selection of camps incorporating both traditional scouting activities and water activities are held throughout the year.
From traditional hikes, short weekend camps to a week long activity camps. You can even get to take part in a RN camp based on a type 42 destroyer (HMS Bristol)!
ALL THE FUN OF LAND & SEA!
As an RN recognised group, there are additional badges that Scouts can earn as well as water activities, the challenge badges and traditional scouting badges. This is a lot of scouting! So to fit all of this in we have put together a three-year rolling program.
There are also many indoor activities as well as trips to local places of interest and many district run events.
WHAT WE DO
Sea Scouts is all about having fun on the water and learning new skills such as sailing, kayaking, canoeing and even power boating.
We provide the vessels and safety equipment – you have the fun! During our regular meetings and camps, you’ll have the opportunity to try a whole range of fun activities on the water. Many of our scouts find they really enjoy a particular activity and even go on to achieve nationally recognised qualifications such as RYA (Royal Yachting Association) Sailing and Power boating, or BCU (British Canoe Union) Kayaking among others.
Once you’ve earned your Chief Scout’s Bronze and Silver Award, and completed our challenges during your time in Sea Scouts, you’ll be awarded the Chief Scout’s Gold Award.
From around mid-April to the end of October we try to get away from the confines of the scout hall and carry out as many outside activities as possible.
November to April we are based at our HQ and to break up the winter months, we usually have short weekend camps and hikes.
Thanet District Scouts often organise events which are open to all Scouts packs in the District – they are many and varied, and we try to take part in as many of these as possible.
Raft racing, Soccer sixes, Swimming Gala and the Thanet District Monopoly Run.
There are two Church Parades which our Cubs attend every year. St Georges Day Parade and Remembrance Sunday Parade.
St Georges Day Parade is organised by Thanet District Scouts and is held during April, with Beavers, Cubs and Scouts parading together through the town of Margate and assembling afterwards for a service in The Winter Gardens.
Remembrance Day Parade in November where our group joins the parade through Ramsgate town and attends a the Remembrance service at St George’s Church in Ramsgate.
SEA SCOUT UNIFORM
Our Sea Scout uniform is a Navy Blue Sea Scout Jersey and Royal Navy Sea Scout Hat. This is accompanied by a pair of smart black trousers and a Scout Belt.
SEA SCOUT JUMPERS CAN BE PURCHASED AT:
The white necker and woggles are available from us for £3.00 and £1.50 respectively.
The Hat will need a Taliband which you’ll need to buy along with the hat and these are £5.
The Royal Navy Caps can be ordered from Naval Stores for a cost of £22.43.
Please send a letter directly to Ms B Carter, 1/49 HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3LT, providing your child’s head measurement in centimetres and state that you are a member of 6th Ramsgate Sea Scout Group. Please enclose a cheques for the cost, made payable to MOD Public Sub Account HMG 5018.
THE scout PROMISE & LAW
The Law and Promise are central to the ethos of Scouting. Scouts will need to know both of these before their Investiture. For those for whom promising to do their “duty to God” is not appropriate, there are a number of alternatives available. Please mention this to your Scout Leader before your Investiture.
SCOUT BADGES & AWARDS
There’s a range of badges and awards available to young people in our Sea Scout section.
There are many activity badges to be earned covering a whole range of topics and skills! Activity badges allow Scouts to show their progress in existing pursuits, but also to try all kinds of new things and form new interests.
STAGED ACTIVITY BADGES
Scouts can earn Staged Activity badges. These badges are awarded to Scouts for an an appropriate level of challenge, covering a range of topics and skills at increasing levels of difficulty.
Gaining a challenge badge involves accomplishing a number of more ambitious tasks within the Troop or community. The challenge badges cover themes, from the physical and outdoors to challenges, dealing with the local community or issues connected with the Scouting world.
The Core badges include the Scout membership badge, group badges and moving on awards. In addition, there are a number of core badges, obtained upon joining or moving on from the Troop, or for time spent in the Scouting movement.
SEA SCOUT BADGE PLACEMENT
Sewing Kits at the ready! This section shows you where to put the badges on your Scout’s uniform, but if you’re unsure, please don’t hesitate to check with your Scout Leader or Assistant Leader who can show you.
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