1st Garry Oak Sea Scouts
The Sea Scout program helps youth expand their leadership skills and gain self confidence. Similar to land Scouts, the Sea Scout program is designed around a lively variety of activities based on personal and group interests. In the 10th Richmond we follow the same program as other Scouts but when working on Badges we choose options relating to the sea and water skills
In general, Scouting emphasizes:
Outdoor & environmental activities
Citizenship & community service
Individual interests and skills are recognized through a system of badges and merit awards.
Sea Scouting had its beginning at a camp fire in England when Lord Baden-Powell voiced the hope that some Scouts would be interested in learning about boat management and seamanship. He stressed the need for youth to prepare themselves for service on their country's ships.
The first printed publication about "Sea Scouting" was written by Sir Robert Baden-Powell, K.C.B. Sea Scouting for Boys was published in Glasgow, Scotland in 1911
Like land Scouts, Sea Scouts meet in a
group called a Troop. The Troop is split into smaller groups called
Boat Crews. There is one Leader for every six Scouts. Each
Scout learns a Promise, Law and Motto to help guide their personal development.
"On my honour,
I promise that I will do my best,
to do my duty to God and the Queen,
to help other people at all times,
and to carry out the spirit of the Scout Law."
"A Scout is
helpful and trustworthy,
kind and cheerful,
considerate and clean,
and wise in the use of his resources."
Our mission is to contribute to the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities through the application of our Principles and Practices.