About this cause
We provide opportunities for young people aged six to 25 and beyond, offering challenge and adventure to over 200 young people in the local area. We believe in helping young people fulfil their potential by working in teams, and learning by doing and thinking for themselves. We give youngsters of every background the chance to stretch themselves, learn new skills and make lifelong friends, using the maritime environment and Scouting ethos to provide opportunities to grow in confidence and develop skills for life.
How this cause brings people in the community together
Purchasing a new, modern safety boat will allow us to offer more training opportunities to young people in the community, as well as provide additional support to community activities such as Old Leigh Regatta, the Lions Duck Race and Essex Cadet Week. Adult volunteers also learn new skills in coaching, mentoring, communication and working with people of different backgrounds.