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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Update November 2020: It all started on 18th March 2020 – Scouting in the UK was suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic as the whole country goes into lockdown. No face to face meetings, no outdoor activities, no camping! At this stage, no-one knew how long the lockdown would last. Whilst everyone adjusted to the …
Well, we did it! Nothing like being ambitious. Despite our lack of experience in the finer workings of zoom, we decided to offer our sections the opportunity to take part in our virtual family camp. If things had been normal the cubs and scouts would have been away at Blackwell Court for their annual Camp. …
So has it been another good year? Scout Hall. Plans for the replacement hall are progressing under the continuing expert oversight of Brian. He has relentlessly pursued funding sources with some disappointments despite huge efforts but also some notable successes. To date, including funds held before fundraising began, we have reached about two-thirds of our …
The group was formally established on 24 July 1927. In the 90+ years since we’ve had many ups and down and the start of 2020 will stay in history as one of them. Until March we had lots of scouting activities at all levels including camping, boating, hiking, making, playing, and learning. Since the lockdown …
At the beginning of 2020 numbers in the scout section were as low as I can remember. We had some transfers to the Explorers and furthermore we had one a month also transferring. Things will change. Our virtual meetings were set up by the leadership team (those that weren’t born in the steam age) using …