1st Jersey (St. Ouen) Sea Scouts
As Scouts, we believe in preparing young people with skills for life.
We encourage young people to do more, learn more and be more. Each week, we help over 460,000 young people aged 6-25 enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future.
We’re talking about teamwork, leadership and resilience – skills that have helped Scouts become everything from teachers and social workers to astronauts and Olympians. We help young people develop and improve key life skills.
We believe in bringing people together. We celebrate diversity and stand against intolerance, always. We’re part of a worldwide movement, creating stronger communities and inspiring positive futures.
What Scouts do
Young people in the Scouts take part in an exciting programme of activities from kayaking to coding. They develop character skills like resilience, initiative and tenacity; employability skills such as leadership, teamwork and problem solving; and practical skills like cooking and first aid. And research proves it really works. A 2018 report says Scouts are 17% more likely to show leadership skills and work well in teams. They’re a third more likely to support their communities too.
Sea Scouting has the same Purpose and Values as any other Scout Troop, and delivers the same Programme, but with a nautical twist.
All young people in Scouting have the opportunity to enjoy water activities, but in Sea Scouting, considerable emphasis is on these activities, and many aspects of naval and nautical traditions are incorporated.
Sea Scouting is available to young people from the age of 10½ through Sea Scout Troops and Explorer Sea Scout Units.
In the Scout section, Sea Scouting may exist as a Sea Scout Group, or there may be a Sea Scout Patrol within a typical Scout Troop.
Explorer Sea Scouts can be found in Units. They may be linked through partnership agreements to Sea Scout Groups, water activity centres or as part of other District-based units. Beaver Scouts and Cub Scouts in a Sea Scout Group follow the same programme as all other Beavers and Cubs, albeit with the likelihood of some water-based activities being included in the programme.
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Check out some more pictures of the activities the young people get up to out on the water!
Whether you can spare an hour a month or a day a year, we have hundreds of opportunities both behind the scenes and directly supporting young people. With full support and award winning training, you can volunteer on a flexible basis. Not only is it incredibly rewarding and great fun, you’ll learn some brilliant skills transferable to the workplace too. We welcome volunteers from every community and background. You don’t need to have been a Scout. You just need to believe in a more positive future and the difference we can make together.