Sea Scouts wear the following uniform when they are meeting at the Lilac Grove HQ, or when attending official events.
The following guide will help you to put all the various badges in the right place.
We all wear the 2nd Beeston necker, which is black with a yellow edge.
This is provided by the Group when your child is invested.
Sea Scout neckers are worn in a different style to those of other scouts. The following guide illustrates how to prepare and wear a Sea Scout necker.
Dark navy blue jumpers from various shops are suitable for Sea Scouts. It is not necessary to purchase from specific suppliers.
Most stores have a suitable jumper, such as:
* NOTE, these links are via giveasyoulive.com.
A small amount of money is raised for the group if you make a purchase via these links.
If you are uncertain if a specific jumper is suitable please talk to a Scout leader.
Black School style trousers are to be worn. Please do not wear jeans, cargo style trousers or any other similar casual trousers.
Smart school style shoes to be worn with the uniform. Trainers, boots or other footwear are not appropriate.
When taking part in Barton Island based meetings, or any other water based activities, suitable outdoor clothing is advised. Jeans, woollen jumpers and heavy fabrics are not recommended as these will get heavy when wet.
Suitable style clothes include fleece jumpers, outdoor base and middle layers, light track suit trousers, or other outdoor activity trousers. These types of clothing do not absorb lost of water and will dry quickly. Please be aware that clothing will get dirty so do not wear high value clothes.
Sturdy walking boots, and a pair of shoes for wet activities are advised. Plimsolls or deck-shoes are adequate for wet activities. Specific water activity shoes are also available. It is advised that you purchase cheaper plimsolls or deck shoes initially, until you are certain you child is going to commit to water adventure.
Feel free to speak to a leader for advise on clothing and equipment.
There is no need to buy buoyancy aids as the Scout Group supplies these.
All Sea Scouts will be provided with a Wet Activity Packing List to inform them of what they need to take.
At some point your child will benefit from having a wet suit, but please be aware that these are not an initial requirement and there will be no need to buy one for a child just starting with Sea Scouts. They can still take part in island activities without a wet suit. There are usually spare wet suits available from the group so there may not be any need to buy one at all.
2nd Beeston is committed to inclusivity. All children must have the opportunity to join in. The cost of the uniform must not be a barrier to your child taking part if they want to. If the cost of the uniform is a concern please speak to a Scout leader or email them using the contact form below.
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