The 7th Darlington Sea Scouts have been providing co-educational Scouting in Darlington for over 100 years.
There have long been arguments for the official start date of Sea Scouting with it being either 1909 or 1910. The first camp for Sea Scouts was in 1909. A competition was advertised in the “Scout” magazine for 100 boys to win the chance to go to camp on the ship T.S. Mercury. This was to take place between July 24th and August 7th 1909 and was an experimental camp similar to the 1907 camp on Brownsea Island which had heralded the start of Scouting. This certainly heralded the beginning of Sea Scouting but at this point it had not been officially recognised. The 7th became a Sea Scout group as a trial for land based groups and after its success it was decided that the 7th would stay a Sea Scout group.
We offer scouting to all from 6 to 100! For boys and girls. In our group we believe in the great outdoors and own our own campsite complete with log cabin on the nearby Raby Estate. We camp over 15+ times a year all over the country with specialist water camps and walking expeditions.
We meet during term time every Wednesday at Eastbourne Hall, Cobden Street in Darlington we have full use of the hall and Eastbourne Park is only around the corner which means the great outdoors can be achieved even on a meeting night!