About Us

About Us

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Gibraltar Sea Scouts was founded in 1914 we have been growing strongly ever since and now boast over 150 young people in our ranks.

A typical year’s activities will include a week’s walking and expeditions, a week’s summer camp, a variety of weekend training and activity camps, weekly meetings for training and activities, night hikes, not to mention that we are open almost every weekend for sailing, boating, swimming and a host of other activities.

Sea Scouting

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Sea Scouting has the same purpose and goals as any other Scout Troop, however the main difference lies in the method of delivery. This is because in Sea Scouting, water and nautical activities are used as the basis for delivering Scouting’s Balanced Programme. Although most Scouts have the opportunity for boating activities, such as sailing and canoeing, the Sea Scout programme puts considerable emphasis on water activities and also incorporates many aspects of naval and nautical traditions.

Sea Scouting is available to young people from the age of 10½ through Sea Scout Troops and Explorer Sea Scout Units. Cub Scouts also have the chance to start boating, with their own Water Activities Badge, and the Beavers get taster sessions during the summer months.

Sections

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The group has four training sections split by age groups. The youngest is Beavers for children aged 6-8, then Cubs for 8-10 year olds. Beyond this the Sea Scouts operate for boys & girls aged 10 – 14. From age 14, young people can join the Explorer Section.

Headquarters

Gibraltar Sea Scouts
36b North Mole Road
Gibraltar

We currently have over 150 members including leaders.

Royal Navy Recognition

We are the only Admiralty Recognised Sea Scout Group outside of the UK– giving us access to a range of naval equipment and facilities.

The Leader Team

The Gibraltar Sea Scouts are run by a team of unpaid volunteer leaders, instructors, helpers and administrators of all ages from all walks of life. Meet the people…

We always need more adult volunteers to help with the running of the Group,  please get in contact. All adults in Scouting are volunteers who give their time freely.

History

The first reference to the Gibraltar Sea Scouts on record is found in a letter, dated 4th July 1914 from Major O.H.Pedley, the Scout Commissioner for Gibraltar, to the Secretary of the Boy Scouts Association in which he informs him that No.3 and No.4 Troop ‘are in the process of formation’ and that ‘we shall probably have some Sea Scouts in the near future’. Less than a year later the 5th Gibraltar Sea Scouts was raised with Mr Ratcliffe, RN, as its Scoutmaster. More…