Sea Scouting has the same purpose and goals as any other Scout Troop, however the main difference lays in the method of delivery.
This is because in Sea Scouting, water and nautical activities are used as the basis of delivering the Balanced Programme. Although most Scouts have the opportunity for boating activities, such as sailing and canoeing, the Sea Scout programme puts considerable emphasis on water activities and also incorporates many aspects of naval and nautical traditions.
Sea Scouting is available to young people from the age of 10½ through Sea Scout Troops and Explorer Sea Scout Units. There are even some specialist local Sea Scout Networks for those aged 18 – 25 years.
Cub Scouts (aged 8 – 10 ½) also have the chance to start boating, particularly those within Sea Scout Groups. The Cub Scout Section has its own Water Activities Badge.