About us

Meet the Team

Our fantastic volunteers, who knows, this could be you!

Meet our fantastic volunteers

Barton Island

River Barton Island is our unique facility located on the River Trent.

Find out more about our island

Facilities for Hire

We have two bases that our Scout group uses. Our land headquarters, Lilac Grove and our river base, Barton Island.

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Scout Active Support Unit

The Scout Active Support Unit (SASU) allows skilled people to give their time to Scouting on a flexible basis.

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Group history

In the Autumn of 1928 Lt. Col John Jardine, the then District Commissioner for the South West Notts area, formed 1st Beeston Sea Scouts consisting of mainly of boys from the Nottingham area. This Group operated from a land Headquarters on Queen Street, Nottingham and from a River Training Base which is now occupied by Beeston Sailing Club.

A little while on from this, children from both Nottingham and Beeston joined together and shared the base of the Beeston Parish Church which is where or affiliation with the church started. And it was from this point the group was known as 2nd Beeston Sea Scouts (Parish Church Group).

More than 90 years later we are still going! Our land base is at Lilac Grove HQ in Beeston Rylands, and our water base is Barton Island on the River Trent (close to Attenborough Nature Reserve).

We are a unique group in the South West Nottinghamshire District and we offer a wide range of adventurous activities for young people (boys and girls) aged 6 – 18 on a weekly basis.

We have well established, thriving sections for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers.

You can read more about our group history by clicking here.

Royal Navy Recognition

The Defaced Red Ensign flag

We are a Royal Navy Recognised Sea Scout Group (No.46). We are affiliated to the Royal Navy which fosters a close relationship between the Royal Navy and young people in the Scout Association. It is a great honour to hold Royal Navy Recognition and be one of only 105 groups in the UK with this recognition. We display the Royal Navy Recognition badge on our uniform, and fly the Defaced Red Ensign flag.

The Royal Navy
Recognition badge

Our Sections

We support 4 sections within Scouting for young people aged from 6-18, please see below when we meet on a during term time.


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