Sea Scouts Launch Two Brand New Pulling Boats.

27 August 2016

The 1st Oulton Broad Sea Scouts have launched two new Heyland 15ft GRP Pulling boats, named in honour of two of the group’s former long serving leaders.

The two vessels were named after former Group Scout Leader David Harry and former Scout Leader Syd Fowle and were blessed by Revd. Marilyn Zipfel at a ceremony at the yacht club moorings at Nicholas Everitts Park.

The blessing was attended by members of the respective families, including Commander RN Rtd. Peter Harry, the son of David Harry and by County Commissioner, Jenny Mullan and District Commissioner Mel Buck.

1st Oulton Broad Group Chairman Malcolm Howard welcomed the families and reflected on “the importance of honouring those who had given such tremendous service, whilst demonstrating the group’s ongoing commitment to the young Scouts of the future.”

The group is one of only 103 groups recognised by the Royal Navy and Malcolm added that “the Royal Navy requires us to provide education in the principles of Seamanship, we can now do this in fit for purpose vessels.”

Anyone wishing to join the Group should contact Ray Hawkes on LT 584670.