Our normal scout night is a Monday and we have a mixture of games, scout
training, badge work and sport. We also have some theme evenings and
during the summer we often have trips out or do outdoor activities.
There is a range of
scout badges for the scouts to try for and we give as much assistance
/ training / opportunities as possible for them to achieve as many as
The troop try to have at least three weekends away and a one-week summer
camp each year. In addition we have a number of single day activities.
As a Sea Scout troop we try to do as much boating as we can. We have
our own canoes, Mirror and Enterprise sailing dinghies,Toppers, a rowing
boat and a sport boat with an outboard engine. We also have links with
other organisations to give the older scouts the opportunity of doing
offshore sailing on larger yachts. At camps we train the scouts in basic
camping skills (fire lighting/tent pitching/cooking etc.) and also hiking,
map reading, pioneering etc.
In 2002 and 2003 we visited a site in North Walsham, Norfolk, Which
has it’s own lake. We also had a very good summer camp in 2000
when we took the group to Holland. We met up with two groups out there
and the scouts came back with lots of knowledge about the Dutch culture.
We are going back to Holland again in 2005. Last year 2004 we went to
Hayling Island near Portsmouth, please ask for more details.
We have a piece of land at Waltham
Abbey next to the river Lea that we lease from the Environment Agency.
We use this for weekend camps and whilst we normally use tents, there
is a hut there as well, which can provide indoor accommodation. We also
attend various District / County camps (normally one in May) at one
of the official scout sites near London.