Sea Scouts

Sea Scouts range from 12 to 15 years of age. Sea Scouting started out of the Scout section so it stands to reason that we have some serious fun in Sea Scouts. The Spirit of Adventure is what drives the Sea Scout Section to challenge you to try new things encourage Sea Scouts to try to be more responsible, try more things as a team and even more leadership. People in the Sea Scout Age section have a better idea of what they want and like so it stands to reason that each Sea Scout Section gets its identity from the members in the group and it is a chance for them to express that identity. This identity is shaped by the Scout Promise and Law that teaches crucial values in taking on life’s challenges. These include loyalty, trustworthy, respect and bravery to name a few.

The word for when all the Sea Scouts are together is a Troop but that Troop is made up of small groups called Watches. Every Watch has a Watch Leader, who meets with the other Watch Leaders to talk about things that are going in the Troop. This meeting is called a Watch Leader Council.

In the Sea Scout Troop, the Watch should be the grouping for most activities, meetings and events. More and more should be done in Watches and Watches should be encouraged to organize separate activities, meetings and events on a regular basis. Each Scout will share their needs, their requirements and their suggestions with the Watch and the Watch Leader will represent the views of his/her Watch members at the Watch Leaders Council. The Watch Leaders Council will direct the Scout Troop and will help maintain a high standard of programme and good order in the Troop. Most activity is done in Watches and each Watch will make decisions for itself, review its own progress, and decide on its own future plans. The Watch Leader, with the Assistant Watch Leader, has overall responsibility for the Watch and should encourage each Scout to take on more responsibility as they progress over time. Each Scout should be given the opportunity to take on a leadership role on a regular basis; different activities, events or topics should be used to provide such opportunities.

The Scout events include such activities like the Sionnachs and Mountain Pursuit Challenges and the Phoenix Challenge not to mention the various Annual Camps and Watch camps that each Watch goes on.