Royal Navy Recognised Sea Scouts Soccer

1st Felpham Scout Group were represented by their Sea Scouts & Explorer Scouts at the National Royal Naval Recognised Sea Scouts Soccer 6 Tournament, based at Whale Island Naval base over last weekend.

The two teams enjoyed their best ever performance at this event with the Explorer Team reaching the Quarter finals of the Explorer Cup and Barnaby Griffiths winning the Penalty shootout competition.

The Scouts worked an outstanding performance going on to win the Scout Cup against a highly rated Colchester team beating them 2 -1. In addition the Scout team captain Ben Lewis not only won the Scout Penalty Shootout but further earned himself the Player of the Tournament award.

The teams enjoyed Naval hospitality over the weekend meeting Scouts from across the country and sleeping aboard the Destroyer HMS Bristol. There are 101 RN Recognised Sea Scout Groups nationally that have to meet high standards of programmes, water activities and Naval engagement to maintain their status, they are inspected by the Navy and in return have access to camps & activities plus a grants from the Navy.

The teams comprised of:


  • Daniel Boon
  • Max Caste
  • Ben Lewis
  • Justin Davis
  • Tobias Gurdia-Fowler
  • Chris Carter


  • Harry Mason
  • Barnaby Griffiths
  • George Dewey
  • Kieran Swailes
  • Freddie Morris
  • Andrew Wigg
  • Joe Baldwin

Leaders Ollie Lewis & Tim Holland

In addition 8th Worthing won the Explorer Scout cup and Durrington reached the finals of the Explorer Plate Trophy.

Tim Holland
Bognor Regis District Scouts

Sussex Downsman Hike

7th October 2017
A test of endurance for Scouts and Guides of All Ages
Organised by West Sussex Scouts

There are several different Classes of entry walking different distances depending on the age and ability of the competitors. There are sections tailored for Scouts, Explorer Scouts, Scout Network and Leaders, and also a non-competitive class which is open to all. It should be noted that there are no minimum age limits on any class (just a minimum combined age for the team).

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Operation Triangle 2017

Triangle is a night exercise for teams of 4 Explorer Scouts. The exercise involves hiking approximately 18 miles across country (longer if they get lost!). Teams will process along the course as directed, reporting at the various incident and checkpoints.

The Exercise will commence at approximately 19:00 hours on the 18th November 2017 and end at approximately 0800 hours on 19th November 2017. Teams will have 10 hours of actual walking time to complete the exercise from their start time.

Costs will be £25 per team, just enough to pay for hiring a hall for running the event and sleeping in plus breakfast.

Book now, we have a strict 25 team limit on this event. Given the number of teams that have applied for entry previously we are limiting the initial numbers to two teams per unit. As we near the closing date more teams per unit will be allowed if space is still available. So please enter teams early.

Closing date for entries is 20th October 2017.

All competitors completing the route in the required time will receive a Triangle Badge

For further information, rules and application forms, please contact: Peter Smith, below