Sea Scouts

The Scout section welcomes boys and girls from ten and a half to fourteen years of age.

The leadership team consists of Geoff Hornby, as Scout leader, Bob Baird and Kathryn Alexander, all of whom have a wealth of experience within the Scout movement.

Because we are Sea Scouts, our uniform consists of official light blue shirt and navy cargo pants. We wear a blue and white neckerchief which can be bought from us, which is knotted; a tradition of the group.

Meetings are held during the autumn and spring from 7:00pm till 9:00pm on Friday evenings at the Scout Hall. In the summer season our activities are based at Budworth Mere from 6:30pm till 9:00pm.

The Scout troop is run on the patrol system with a patrol leader and assistant patrol leader. We have four patrols, with an occasional senior patrol for older Scouts who are preparing to transfer to the Explorer section.

We believe that we offer the Scouts a varied, exciting and balanced programme with a target of attaining the Chief Scouts Gold Award.

During the summer Season our Friday nights are spent at Budworth Sailing Club, where our water activities take place. We use their facilities and equipment for our dinghy sailing tuition. We have a fleet of kayaks for our paddling tuition run on BCU lines. Our leaders are appropriately qualified to enable these activities to take place. Our aim is to enable the Scouts to gain RYA dinghy sailing qualifications, kayak paddling experience, and bucket loads of fun!

We offer the Scouts the opportunity to take part in a week’s camp, which for instance  in 2013 was at Waddecar, an official Scout camp site in the Trough of Bowland at the end of May, as well as a district camp at Tatton in June and the possibility of smaller weekend camps at Forest camp site, Sandiway.

We try to take part in Mid Cheshire district events, ranging from night wide games to St George’s day parade.

Our aim is to provide inclusive, challenging, mental, physical and spiritual activities for our Scouts, through the demanding period of their young lives and part of our reward is to see them smiling, occasionally at us!

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Scouting during the Coronavirus Crisis

We have plans to help …. read on! Now that everyone is more settled into the routine of coping with the constraints of Coronavirus, we we would like to offer our  young people some scouting activities and badges that they can do at home, but obviously some of the activities will require parental support. We …

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update, March 19th 2020

On Tuesday, The Scout Association issued the following statement: The Prime Minister has said that everyone in the UK should now avoid non-essential travel and contact with others. Suspension of face-to-face activities Given this guidance, all face-to-face Scout meetings, activities and events must be suspended from Tuesday, 17 March 2020. This suspension applies to young …

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AGM 2018: Scout Section Report

Report for the scout section from September 2017 After the summer boating we returned to evenings at the scout hall and completed the almost inevitable shuffling of the four patrols. We presented badges and awards which had been gained over the summer sailing and kayaking activities. We held a weekend camp for ten of our …

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Update  on the CARE UK Container bound for Syria on 11/11/17

The container due to be loaded at Lostock on Saturday 11th November for shipping to refugees in Syria arrived early! Thus ensuring that the loading could begin  as soon as the many volunteers arrived for the 9.30am start. Amarr, “the Top Banana,”  was in charge of loading the container with the supplies that were desperately …

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Scouts and Explorers helping refugees

As Remembrance Day approaches, we start to think about all those who gave their lives in the two World Wars and many conflicts since then. This year the Scouts and Explorers have also been finding out what happens to those who are left behind and live out their everyday life in a war zone, or …

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