Category: Activities

7th FOS Seascouts Mercator – Opening of the Sailing Season

7th FOS Seascouts Mercator – Opening of the Sailing Season

Spring is in the air! And boy, that’s what makes A Sea Scout smile until their cheeks hurt, doesn’t it? It’s a time to celebrate. Winter is over, the weather is getting better, and… The boats can go out to sail again (and many other water activities of course)! 

Sea Scout groups from FOS Open Scouting (Belgium) traditionally organize some kind of festivity or event to celebrate the re-opening of the Sailing Season. This is also the case in my local group: 7th FOS Sea Scouts Mercator, Waasland. Even though I’m not an active volunteer in that group anymore, I like to support the current team of leaders, seeing old friends and enjoying a delicious meal. Here’s a couple of pictures of what this year’s Opening of the Sailing Season looked like 😉

Do you have a similar event at your local group? What’s it all about? Feel free to share your pictures or video!

 

#EverydayAdventures from 1st Cuddington (Warspite) in the UK

#EverydayAdventures from 1st Cuddington (Warspite) in the UK

Hello everybody!

Richard sent us this great video from 1st Cuddington (Warspite) in the UK. He thought it might be interesting to share a little about our 2017, and our end of year video – so do we! Here’s the message they would like to share:

1st Cuddington is a UK Sea Scout Group of around 130 young people in the South of the UK. As their home Base is in an area without water, we have a separate boating base.

It has been an amazing year with lots of challenge and loads of everyday adventure. From cartwheeling Cubs to Boating Beaver & from Sailing Scouts to Explorers exploring Portsmouth Harbour – it has been a busy year on and off the water for the Group.

Whilst highlights could include winning the a number of trophies at the National Rowing regatta and a fantastic Royal navy review, it is the #everydayadventures that underpin what we do. 

As always, the thanks go to the team of volunteers – both in front of sections and behind the scenes.

Now please feel free to settle back and enjoy some highlights of 2017.

Thank you for sharing, Richard!

Ice Sailing on the Baltic Sea – an exciting activity for brave sea scouts

Ice Sailing on the Baltic Sea – an exciting activity for brave sea scouts

Text by Jan-Erik Engren, Pictures and video by Mikael De Meulder

It’s the most fun one can have, it’s something that should be on everyone’s bucket list!” That’s how ice sailing was described to me just seconds before I first jumped into a DN iceboat. Moments after that remark I was gliding into a darkening evening of ice-bound sea off the coast of Rauma – with speed that was both exciting and terrifying for a first-timer.

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