We are the only Sea Scout Group within Hedge End/Botley area,offering traditional scouting and boating opportunities to 50 young people (male and female)between the ages of 11 and 18 who are members of our Scout Troop and Explorer Unit.
Our boating activities cover kayaking,canoeing,power boating,rowing and sailing. To enable these activities to take place the Group has over 50 craft, including 4 safety boats. In addition to the costs of insuring,running and maintaining this fleet (£1500 per annum), the Group tries to maintain a rolling policy of replacement and improvement in order to offer an attractive and challenging boating programme to our young members. We therefore wish to start a programme of replacing our kayaks .
50 young people will benefit from the use of this equipment,as members of the Group. The young learn valuable boating and safety skills. They are also able to achieve nationally recognised qualifications.