The Sea Scouts is made up of scouts aged between 10.5 - 14. The Troop holds a weekly meeting at the Scout Hut in Station Road, Hampton, every Tuesday evening from 7.30pm to 9.00pm (no breaks for school holidays). In Summer, the meeting may be at the Boat House. Exceptions to this schedule are one week at Easter and Christmas/New Year, and a week in August, for the Scout Summer Camp.
For the position on badges on the uniform, CLICK HERE

Activities in the Hut, mainly in the winter months, are principally targeted at the obtaining of Scouting badges and also include: instruction in boating-related skills e.g. life saving, first aid, use of buoys and flags, knots, right of way at sea, reading maritime charts, plus in formal drills, ceremony of flags, indoor and outdoor games and sports depending on weather. Out of the Hut, and mainly between May and September, other activities include:

  • Air-rifle target shooting
  • Navigation skills training
  • London Transport expeditions
  • Local Knowledge weekends
  • Cooking competitions
  • Weekly boating on the River Thames

  • Training is given by qualified instructors, with practice in kayaking, canoeing, rowing, sailing, use of the river. Full safety equipment is supplied. When appropriate, a motorised safety boat is operated. Scouts will work towards developing their Pulling/Rowing and Paddlesports skills, which will enable them to take on Expeditions for DofE, and Queen's Scout Expeditions on the river

    There is an annual one-week residential Camp, either with land-based activities or, alternate years, water-based activities. Scouts will work towards gaining badges in scouting or maritime activities, erecting tents, cooking, cleaning, striking camp, etc.

    Some of the many badges that Scouts can be awarded are: Marksman, Paddlesports, Sportsman, Campcraft. For more information on badges see the Scouts website.

    The Scout Troop is open to children aged from 10 and a half to 14 years inclusive. The Troop is divided into Patrols of about 6 scouts each, and scouts can progress to Assistant Patrol Leader and then Patrol Leader. Our Scout Troop leader is Elaine Davies, who has many years of organising and running scouting at 1st Hampton Hill. Elaine is ably assisted by Assistant Scout Leader, Jeff Talbot, and many skilled instructors and helpers.

    Contact our Group Scout Leader, Tony Davies on 07949 669712 or view our contact section. Other Scout groups, (e.g. land-based groups rather than sea scouts), are welcome to apply to operate joint events or days with this Group to give their members experience in boating activities that they might not normally have access to.

    For the position on badges on the uniform:

    TITLE: Scout Troop Leader
    NAME: Elaine Davies

    TITLE: Assistant Scout Troop Leader
    NAME: Jeff Talbot

    Click on links below for some useful information:

  • The Scout Law and Promise explained

  • Sea Scouting For Boys

  • Notes on Sea Scouting