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 gold edge.
Neckerchiefs are £7.00 can be purchased from the Group when your child is invested. If they've come from Beavers or Cubs they might not need a new necker, however Scout/Explorer neckers are bigger. You can purchase a new necker at any time.
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.
Scouts wear a dark navy blue round neck jumper for Sea Scouts. You can purchase the official Sea Scout jumper or most well known stores have a suitable round neck navy jumper available to purchase, we'll then provide a Sea Scout badge to sew onto the front. Check our the links below:
- Official Sea Scout Jersey
- George at ASDA *
- John Lewis (Jessops)*
- M&S *
- Matalan *
- Morrisons *
- Peacocks *
- Sainsburys *
* 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.
We normally only wear our full uniform when at Lilac Grove HQ, or for formal events, the rest of the time we'll wear a casual uniform, and this is to keep their formal jumper clean and tidy. The casual uniform is a navy polo shirt and a navy hoodie, and you can have your Scouts' name on there too! Scouts just need to wear their necker, and appropriate trousers/shorts/shoes/trainers etc.
You can purchase casual uniform from TGR Embroidery here.
Barton Island / Activity Wear
All Sea Scouts will be provided with a Wet Activity Packing List to inform them of what they need to take on a trip but here's some extra details.
When taking part in Barton Island based meetings, or any other water based activities, suitable outdoor clothing is advised to travel to and from, and wear whilst not on the water and this would usually be their casual uniform (detailed above).
Jeans, thick woollen jumpers and heavy fabrics are not recommended as these will get heavy when wet.
Scouts should always have their wet kit with them when they come to a session at Barton Island. Without their wet kit, they will be unable to take part in any activities on the water. Suitable wet kit includes thin fleece jumpers, a t-shirt or long sleve rash vest, lightweight track suit trousers, or other thin outdoor activity trousers or shorts. These types of clothing do not absorb lots of water and will dry quickly. Now, lets think about footwear.
Scouts should come to Barton Island in a pair of sturdy shoes or walking boots. Within their water kit they should have footwear suitable to go into the water too. This could either be plimsols, old trainers or water/aqua shoes. They will not be permitted to go on the water if they do not have their water shoes with them.
Every week, regardless of weather, Scouts should also bring a spare warm jumper or hoodie, waterproofs, water bottle, a torch and a towel, plus any medications such as inhalers/epipens etc. Suncream/insect repellant is optional, we wont provide these items and is a parents responsibility to ensure their Scout is adequatley protected from the sun.
Please be aware that clothing will get dirty or in extreme cases damaged, so do not wear high value clothes, and we also do not recommend Scouts to bring any electrical devices or other valubles.
Please speak to us if you're unsure, there is absolutely no obligation for you to go out and buy full sets of kayaking gear, sailing gear etc. Overall many of our Scouts complete their water activities in shorts and a t-shirt.
There is no need to buy buoyancy aids as the Scout Group supplies these for your young person to borrow.
Its a good habit to get your Scout to pack their own bag every week. And they should have everything packed into on bag too, no plastic bags/loose equipment, and these get ripped/damaged or lost.
It can get really cold in the evening even if the sun has been out all day, our motto is you can take off excess clothing, but you cant put extra clothing on if you dont have it!
At some point your child may benefit from having a wet suit, but please be aware that these are not a mandatory requirement and there will be no need to buy one straight away. They can still take part in activities without a wet suit. The group sometimes has wet suits available that have been donated please ask us about these.
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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