Welcome to the 1st Luton Sea Scout Group

The 1st Luton was formed in 1909 making us the longest running Scout Troop in Luton, and one of the oldest Scout Troops in the Country.

Sea Scouts are all part of the World Wide Scout movement. The only difference is that as Sea Scouts, we participate in water activities as well as traditional Scouting activities.

Sea Scouts are inspected each year by the Royal Navy to ensure we meet their high standards. Only the top 101 troops are awarded Admiralty recognition. The 1st Luton Sea Scouts have been Admiralty recognised since 1941.

We are a recognised Training Centre for the Royal Yacht Association (RYA) offering courses in Dinghy Sailing and Powerboating. We are also associated with British Rowing offering Explore Rowing Courses and we are also able to provide British Canoe Union (BCU) course with our own BCU Coaches. We also have qualified Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) Life Guards.

The main aims of the 1st Luton Sea Scouts are for all it’s members to have fun whilst learning and developing new skills, interests and good citizenship.

Our Beavers Group is for 6 to 8 year olds, meeting on Thursday evenings.

Cubs are between 8 and 10½ years old, and meet on Tuesday evenings.

Friday night is Scouts night.

Our Scouts are between 10½ and 14½ years old.

Meet the Leaders

Phil Jeffrey, our Scout Leader, has been involved with the group all of his life. He was a Cub, Scout, Venture Scout, Assistant Scout Leader and has been in his current role as Scout Leader since October 2003.

Phil is a Senior Dinghy Instructor and Advanced Powerboat Instructor with the RYA and a Kayak and Canoe Coach with the BCU.

He is also the County Water Activity Advisor, County Manager of the Adventurous Activity Permit Scheme (MAPS) and an Assessor for various water Activities.

Helen Ayres (Rabbit) has been our Beaver Leader since 2010.

Before this, she was Assistant Beaver Leader for a number of years.