Sea Scouts watchmen badge brought back to mark World War One centennial year

PUBLISHED: 10:39 21 June 2018 | UPDATED: 10:40 21 June 2018

The sea scouts revived the coast watchman badge from World War One.

The sea scouts revived the coast watchman badge from World War One.


Sea scouts and leaders hiked from Portishead to Clevedon to bring back a 1914 tradition.

The scouts were asked to complete the 1914 Sea Scouts Coast Watchman Badge, which was revived to mark the centennial year of the end of World War One.

At the time, the coastguards were called up to the Royal Navy and the sea scouts were asked to take on the duty of coast watchmen.

The Bristol Channel Sea Scouts, which is the only organisation which serves North Somerset, camped at Glenny Wood before hiking from Portishead to Clevedon’s Pier.

The hike leader pointed out important things the scouts would have needed to look for before their skills were put to the test with land navigation and tidal charts.

A short remembrance service was held on the pier where the Last Post was played.

The youngsters were their presented with replicas of the century-old badge.

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