What do Scouts wear?

The Scout uniform consists of a navy round neck sweater, their neckerchief, black trousers/skirt, black socks and black smart shoes. We also ask that long hair is tied back in a pony tail/bun. We do have a casual uniform we wear when we are doing activities or on camp, you can find details on our casual uniform further down the page.

Why is uniform important?

Wearing a uniform is comfy and practical. It means no one feels uncomfortable or left out and helps everyone feel part of the Troop. It also gives you a place to show off all the badges you earn.


Everyone who is a member of 2nd Beeston Sea Scouts wears our distinct group Neckerchief, which is black and gold in colour with our group badge on the back. The Neckerchief easily identifies us from other Scout groups, and each group has their own design. Our Neckerchief costs £7 and you can purchase this from us when your child is invested into Scouts. The Sea Scout neckerchief is tied and worn differently to Beavers and Cubs, and also most other Scout groups you may have seen before. Find out how to fold your Sea Scout necker

Here’s where to sew those badges…

This guide should help you know where the badges should be sewn on. Please ask us if you are unsure, and we’ll happily show you!

Where you can buy uniform

The official Sea Scout jersey can either be bought from the Scout Store online. However sometimes the official jerseys aren’t available and there is a long wait from the Scout Store. Most of our parents tend to find a dark navy round neck jumper from retailers such as the below, and we’ll provide a Sea Scout badge to sew on the front. If you are unsure, please feel free to pop your head into a Scout meeting and have a look at what the other Scouts are wearing and if you are stuck you can talk to us.

* 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 and doesn’t cost you a penny.

Casual Uniform

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 when they wear their casual uniform.

You can purchase casual uniform from TGR Embroidery here.

Activity clothing

As you may already know by now, Sea Scouts involves lots of water activities mainly on Barton Island, which means getting very wet, and sometimes a little bit dirty/muddy. We’ll provide a kit list for the activities. You shouldn’t need to go out and buy hundreds of pounds of water activity gear. Old t shirts, shorts, lightweight joggers, and old trainers are more than good enough for the activities we do. We will loan a buoyancy aid for Scouts to use for water activities so there is no need to purchase one, but you can if you wish. Wetsuits – at some point your child may benefit from having a wet suit, but please be aware that these are not a mandatory requirement. Scouts 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.

Take me to the Barton Island wet kit list

Scouting is a diverse and inclusive movement where all children have access everything we have on offer. If the cost of uniform or other kit prevents your child from joining us please speak to us on a Friday evening before or after Scouts. We’ll find somewhere out of the way and talk you through our support options. Alternatively you can email us