Shipshape Sessions


Shipshape Sessions are when we look after our building and the surrounding areas.

We spend a couple of hours clearing up, sorting out, tidying away and generally getting our HQ “Shipshape”.  We often aim to complete several improvement projects at each session, such as improving our facilities, equipment and surroundings.  It’s great fun and a good opportunity to meet people and make new friends.

As part of supporting Batchworth, we expect parents to attend at least one Shipshape Session per term, or to take on ‘pet’ projects in their own time.  This helps to split the work amongst all those who benefit from the experiences Batchworth offers, as leaders are already overworked arranging activities for the children.  We ensure we publish a list of tasks ahead of each session, to give parents a chance to select something suitable and prepare accordingly.

Due to the current circumstances, all future events are postponed until further notice.


Covid-19 and Scouting

Batchworth Sea Scouts follows the advice of The Scout Association in relation to the safe delivery of Scouting, who in turn work with The National Youth Agency to translate Government advice into governance rules.  They have implemented a tiered Readiness Level, controlling the type of activities that can be delivered based on local conditions.

We are currently at Yellow readiness level allowing group sessions where precautions and social distancing are implemented, including small overnight expeditions.  We expect further changes in the coming months as the national picture evolves.

Leaders continue to work with parents to deliver the best scouting experience possible, whilst conforming to the current Readiness Level restrictions.

Thank you to everyone for your support in these times and please contact us with ideas, suggestions and requests.

Meeting Times

Currently, meeting times are subject to amendment to accommodate the best programme delivery within Covid restrictions.