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What are Explorer Sea Scouts?

The 29th Glasgow Explorer Sea Scouts are open to boys and girls from the age of 13½ to 18. The Explorer Sea Scouts are led by John Archibald, Alistair Duncan, Ashleigh Noble and Neil Baird, with additional support in running the section from several skills instructors, all with extensive scout and outdoor activities qualifications and experience.

The weekly meetings are held on Friday nights in our Scout Halls and run from 7.30pm till 9.30pm. In addition to this we are out and about most weekends of the year either sailing, power boating, doing Duke of Edinburgh expeditions or taking part in other outdoor activities.

If you would like to join please come along on any Friday evening or use the link on this page.

Sailing

As the only Explorer Sea Scouts in Glasgow, our obvious passions are sailing, power boating and kayaking/canoeing. Our scouts are never short of chances to get afloat, with sailing taking place at Largs most weekends from April until September.

The 29th Glasgow Scout Group are an RYA Approved Training Centre for both power boating and sailing, so there are plenty of opportunities for scouts to gain nationally recognised qualifications.

With the support of RYA qualified instructors and young leaders, there are plenty of opportunities for young keen sailors to acquire valuable knowledge and understanding in all things boating.

The majority of our boats are based at Largs Sailing Club. The 29th Scout Group are members of the sailing club, allowing us to use all the clubs facilities. As part of our membership with the club, we offer our assistance at major sailing events and other smaller club events held throughout the year.

Activities

Being Sea Scouts our main activity is sailing, but don’t worry if you are not interested in sailing. Contrary to popular belief we do a wide variety of other activities such as: hill walking, mountain biking, river rafting, kayaking, bowling, curling, climbing, go-karting and much more, as well as all the traditional Scout activities.

Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme is run side by side with the Scout Award scheme.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award aims to provide the participant with an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding programme of personal development, which is of the highest quality and the widest reach. The award scheme consists of three levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each of the levels tests the participants in the following areas: Volunteering, Skills, Physical and Expedition.

The Explorer Sea Scout’s have the opportunity to do either sailing expeditions around the Firth of Clyde or land based expeditions.