About 9th Lymington
We are 9th Lymington Sea Scout Group, a troop first established in 1921 by Mr Robert Hole. Today there are 65 youngsters in our troop which includes beavers, cubs, sea scouts and explorers. All have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of challenging activities, supported by a dedicated team of leaders, all volunteers.
Our troop is based in Lymington, near to the sea and just a few minutes drive away from the beautiful New Forest. In his surprise visit to Lymington in 1934, Lord Baden-Powell remarked that with the forest to the north and the Solent to the south, Lymington’s young people were well placed to put scouting ideals into practice!
We are proud to be one of just 101 Royal Navy recognised groups in the UK and have held this prestigious recognition since 1939. Our most recent inspection was ‘First Class, with the young people being excellent ambassadors for the Royal Navy and fully deserving RN recognition.”
9th Lymington take part in a vast array of activities. In the past year we have achieved:
- RN Sea Scout Swimming Gala at HMS Raleigh (2nd overall)
- National Sea Scout Pulling Regatta, Thames Ditton (1st overall)
- Hampshire & Solent Area Sailing Regatta (1st overall, 1st single handed class)
Our troop takes part in many camps and expeditions, from exciting beaver sleepovers to international camps. In the past year:
- Our cubs spent an exciting week on summer camp doing a range of activities in the Lake District
- We went caving in the Mendips
- We sailed an expedition to Newtown Creek, Isle of Wight
- Our scouts went on summer camp to Kandersteg International Scout Centre in Switzerland
- Our beavers rescued two of Santa’s elves from Lymington Police Station