DON'T FORGET THAT SCOUTING IS OPEN TO BOTH BOYS & GIRLS! Our Group operates a waiting list for places and we strongly recommend that names are on the list by the time your child is 3 years old, if they are to be sure of a place in our Beaver Colony at the age of 6 years! By securing a place in Beavers members are then guaranteed a place in the Cub Pack and then in the Sea Scout Troop. Entry directly in to either Cubs or Scouts at a later date is often extremely difficult, if not impossible. So, if you are interested in learning more, please call 0845 463 6432 or see the contacts page to see how you may get in touch or, to place a name on the waiting list use the Membership Enquiry Form link on this page. For information about the training program or the Challenge Awards & Activity Badges that our members endeavour to achieve use the links displayed at the bottom of each of the Beavers, Cubs or Scouts pages on this site.
Welcome to the 4th East Barnet (Sea Scout) Group's web site. On this site we aim to provide details of the scouting opportunities, activities and events that we offer to our members.
The 4th East Barnet Sea Scout Group is located in Barnet, a borough in the North of London, close to the Hertfordshire border.
For more information about where we are based or if you would like to get in contact with us for more information please click on the "Contact" tab to access all of these details.
If you would like to place a name on our waiting list please CLICK HERE FOR THE MEMBERSHIP ENQUIRY FORM.
Scouting is the largest youth organisation in the United Kingdom, with around half a million members. There are now more than 30 million Scouts (boys & girls) in the world spread over 161 countries, 26 territories and in 29 other countries that do not have an official national organisation. Only 6 countries in the world have no Scouts!
We are part of the Greater London Region which comprises 6 Counties including Greater London North, of which we are members. Each County has a number of Districts and we are in the Barnet Borough Scout District. A recent amalgamation of three former districts and which now has 25 Scout Groups and 8 Explorer Scout Units over the length and breadth of the borough, with approximately one third of these operating at or close to capacity. Barnet is the largest District in our County and the fastest growing. Regrettably, a shortage of adult leaders is limiting the ability to offer Scouting to all who wish to join the movement.
Groups offer scouting in three age related sections: Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts & Scouts. Barnet Borough Scout District offers scouting for older people in 8 Explorer Units and one Young Leader's Explorer Unit. Scout Network provides scouting for those aged 18 to 25 years. Scout Active Support units cater for those people who provide the vital backup and support and has no upper age limit!
There are around 42,000 Scouts in London! Of these some 33,500 are youth members with the remainder being leaders and administrators. Our County has 100 groups with some 4,900 youth members and around 1,200 adult leaders & supporters. The Barnet District now has around 2,000 members, a figure that has steadily grown over the last five years, a feat not matched by any other District!
Find out more about the World Scout Organisation here: www.scout.org/en
View the Balanced Programme Matrix for 6 - 25 years to get an idea of what Scouting now offers: Click Here
The Fundamentals of Scouting
Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.
As Scouts we are guided by these Values:
Integrity. We act with integrity; we are honest, trustworthy and loyal.
Respect. We have self-respect and respect for others.
Care. We support others and take care of the world in which we live.
Belief. We explore our faiths, beliefs and attitudes.
Co-operation. We make a positive difference; we co-operate with others and make friends.
Scouting takes place when young people, in partnership with adults, work together based on the Values of Scouting and .....