Back on the Water

Date: 18th Sep 2020 Author: Scout Leader

Sunset Sailing

After almost six months of Scouting from Home our Sea Scouts have had a fabulous month of September Sunset Sailing.

Since March our Sea Scouts had an online newsletter every week, Zoom meetings, various quiz nights, games and craft, an online AGM and several investitures to welcome our new Sea Scouts.
We covered many badges that could be completed at home, our Scouts submitted their evidence online for our leaders to verify and award the badge.  So successful was our badges at home programme that we have never awarded so many diverse badges during the summer term in our fifty year history.

We held a week of sailing sessions during August to test the new procedures and ensure our covid secure risk assessment covered all eventualities.

During September our Sea Scouts have enjoyed Saturday mornings and sunset sailing twice a week. We are now looking forward to lots of great outdoor socially distanced activities that have been planned and approved as covid secure.


Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls