Where we began
In 1927 2nd Bognor (St. Mary’s) Sea Scout Group was launched in the heart of Bognor Regis and has been a growing part of the community since.
The group is sponsored by the Our Lady of Sorrow Roman Catholic Church in Clarence Street. The group attends Church Parade once a term, including the delivery of the Peace Light in December, but this is not mandatory.
Open to all young people aged 4-14 years of all, religious and ethnic backgrounds, we believe in Scouting for all and as Scouts we believe in preparing young people with skills for life. We bring communities together and contribute to society. Above all, we aim to build better futures.
What do Scouts do?
Scouts are do-ers and give-it-a-go-ers. Yes, we go camping, hiking, swimming, abseiling, cycling and canoeing. We also get to hang out with our friends every week – having fun, playing games, working in a team and taking on new challenges.
Being a Scout has always been about so much more than knowing how to put up a tent (although we are known to be exceptionally good at it). Inspired by our Founder, Scouts are encouraged to stand up for what they believe in and blaze a trail. In ‘doing their best’ for themselves and for others, they were kind, considerate and always ready to help other people. ‘A Scout is a friend to all.’
Scouting actively engages and supports young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.
As Scouts we are guided by these values:
- Care – We support others and take care of the world in which we live.
- Respect – We have self-respect and respect for others.
- Integrity – We act with integrity; we are honest, trustworthy and loyal.
- Cooperation – We make a positive difference; we cooperate with others and make friends.
- Belief – We explore our faiths, beliefs and attitudes.