5th Gosport Sea Scout Group

Royal Navy Recognition No 82
Scouting in Gosport since 1910, still going strong today!
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Welcome to the 5th Gosport Sea Scout Group website

We are one of the largest groups within the Gosport District and are also one of 103 Groups that hold Royal Navy Recognition. Our determinition to retain this recognition ensures that we keep our standards as high as we possibly can at all times.

The Royal Navy shows its support for Sea Scouting by offering a Recognition scheme to 103 Sea Scout Groups or Units at any one time. This involves regular inspections and the rewards for membership are both financial and in the form of access to facilities and events. The scheme dates back to 1919 following the impressive service Scouts gave during World War I in such duties as "coast watching". Royal Navy Recognition has recently been reaffirmed by a substantial upgrading of the support offered.

Our Sections

We have a Beaver Scout Colony (for 6 - 8 year olds) who meet on Tuesday evenings, a Cub Scout Pack (8 - 10½) that meets on Mondays and a Scout Troop (10½ - 14) that meet on Fridays. Each of our sections are open to both boys and girls.

Details of our meeting times are shown on the individual section pages, as well as in our Group Diary.

What is "Sea Scouting"?

Sea Scouting is the branch of the Movement that specialises in water activities. Although most Scouts have the opportunity for boating activities, such as sailing and canoeing, the Sea Scout programme also incorporates many aspects of naval and nautical traditions.

Robert Baden-Powell grew up being constantly reminded of his family's naval connections, his maternal grandfather being Admiral William Smyth. In 1872, when he was 15, Baden-Powell accompanied his brothers on a cross-country expedition by collapsible canoe. They slept in tents and cooked their meals over open fires; little wonder then that B-P was to write later on in his life that he started his Scouting as a Sea Scout.

Sea Scouting had its beginning at a campfire in England when Baden-Powell voiced the hope that older Scouts would be interested in learning about boat management and seamanship. Sea Scouting was introduced by Baden-Powell with the assistance of his brother, Warington Baden-Powell, K.C., an Admiralty lawyer, sailor, and inventor of canoe sailing.

Lord Baden-Powell personally held a Scout camp at Bucklers Hard, Hampshire in August 1909 which marked the start of Sea Scouts, though they were not officially named such until 1912.

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