Who are we?

We are the Port Watch Troop of 8th Worthing Sea Scouts. 8th worthing

We are part of Worthing District in West Sussex on the south coast of England. We were formed in 1928 and are recognised by the Royal Navy as Unit 59.

We are one of the largest Sea Scout Groups in the UK with over 200 members.We have 2 Beaver Scout Colonies, 2 Cub Scout Packs and 2 Scout Troops. We also have our own Explorer Scout Unit.  We are Registered Charity No. 279339.






Our Vision

Scouts is all about fun, challenges and adventure.

We are the UK's biggest mixed youth organisation. We change lives by offering 6- to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.

Scouts helps children and young adults reach their full potential. Scouts develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.


Our Mission

What do Scouts do?

Scouts take part in activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and zorbing. As a Scout you can learn survival skills, first aid, computer programming, or even how to fly a plane. There’s something for every young person. It’s a great way to have fun, make friends, get outdoors, express your creativity and experience the wider world.


Our Team

Alyn Laughlin

Alyn is the Scout Leader, and is the main point of contact for the troop. He works in IT, and has a wife and 2 children

Mark Scott               

Mark is an Assistant Scout Leader, the Group's Bosun and a Training Advisor for Scout leaders. He has been with the group since he was a cub!

Lou Scott

Lou is also an ASL and is also ADC Scouts. She is married to Mark and mum to 2 children and obviously needs the patience of a saint!

Teresa Price            

Teresa is a Section Assistant, She helps us on troop nights and has been our Camp Mum

Helen Laughlin

Helen is married to Alyn, she organises him so he can run scouts, she is a Section Assistant

Jack Bruford

Jack is a former scout who is coming back to help us out as a Section Assistant, he was a Young Leader last term but now that's he's 18 he is a real leader!

Noreen Javaid

Noreen is a Section Assistant. She is new to the Scouting adventure!

We are also helped out, on most nights, by our Young Leaders. These are Explorer Scouts who have come back to help out. Currently we have the following Young Leaders: Tom Branch, Charlotte Price, Josh Earl, Hannah Walker and Andrew Shakespeare.

We are also lucky enough to have extra help from Andy Price, Brenda Price, Mick Orpin and Helen Laughlin.