… for the youngest section in Sea Scout Groups.

Category Archives: Craft

Time: over several meetings
Equipment: Paint brushes; Red, white, black, and blue paint; super glue; decorative rope; spray weather sealant; 15-inch terra-cotta saucer; 10-inch terra-cotta flower pot; 8-inch terra-cotta flower pot; 6-inch terra-cotta flower pot; Solar-powered garden lantern; Small pebbles
Purpose/Topic: Nautical History and Tradition
AoPG: Physical

Instructions can be found here.


Time: 20 minutes
Equipment: Big Pop Sticks (3 per fish), Wiggly Eyes, Scissors, Glue, Felt Sheets, Small Pom Poms
Purpose/Topic: Maritime Environment
AoPG: Physical

Instructions can be found here.


Time: 5 minutes
Equipment: square of paper; optional scissors; optional pen and contrasting paper; optional glue stick
Purpose/Topic: Maritime Environment
AoPG: Physical, Character

You can find the instructions here.


Time: 5–10 minutes
Equipment: 3 corks per boat, 2 elastic bands, 1 toothpick, craft foam/paper, string, a ‘body of water’
Purpose/Topic: To explore floatation
AoPG: Intellectual, Physical

You can find the instructions here. This is such a cute idea:-)


Time: Several meetings
Equipment: 42x19mm pine (200mm per Joey Scout), ø20mm dowel (45mm per Joey Scout), glue, nails, paint, varnish
Purpose/Topic: To explore floatation
AoPG: Intellectual, Physical

Ahead of time, cut for each Joey Scout one 150mm length and one 50mm length from the 42x19mm pine. Make a point at the end of the long piece, to form the bow. Make a bevel on each end of the short piece (this will become the cabin), and pre-drill a ø20mm hole through the centre. Cut the dowel into 45mm lengths.
Give each Joey Scout one of each piece. Use a mallet to put the dowel into the short piece so that it protrudes from the smaller side. Glue and nail the short piece (cabin and smoke stack) to the top of the long piece.
The Joey Scouts can paint their boats. (They are probably best varnished by leaders.)


Time: 15 minutes
Equipment: Straw; card (manila file weight); scissors; glue; lidded container (yoghurt, takeaway coffee); pebbles; pencil with eraser; pin/thumbtack; marker
Purpose/Topic: Weather—Wind
AoPG: Intellectual, Physical

Cut about a 1centimetre slit in each end of a straw (in the same alignment). Cut a 7 centimetre square, and a triangle about 5 centimetres long out of the card. Decorate if desired. Slide the triangle and square into the slits in the straw. Add a dab of glue if necessary to fix them in place. Fill the container with pebbles (or some other weight). Turn the container upside down, and insert the pencil into the centre, writing side down. Stick a pin through the centre of the straw, so that the triangle and square are upright. Then press into the eraser on the pencil. Trim whichever end is heavier if the straw is unbalanced. Mark N/S/E/W on the sides of the container.
Take the wind vane outside, into a clear open space. Orient the base according to actual directions. If there is any wind, it should spin until the arrow is pointing in the direction the wind is blowing from.


Time: 15 minutes
Equipment: Stick; string; feather; tissue paper; printer paper; light card; heavy card
Purpose/Topic: Weather—Wind
AoPG: Intellectual, Physical

Each Joey Scout finds a stick. Using the string, they tie each of the items along their stick. Put the lightest at the bottom, and the heaviest at the top.
To use, hold the stick above their heads, in a clear space. The items that move will be an indication as to the speed of the wind.