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Sea Scouts are all hands to the pumps

26 September 2016
Fire Fighters stationed at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton Fire Station have assisted 1st Charltons Sea Scouts with their Fire Safety Badge Work.

Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Mark Berryman and his team hosted the visit by the local Sea Scout Group from Keinton Mandeville, initially teaching them about the dangers of fire, what to do in the event of a fire and fire safety in the home before letting them loose on the equipment used at the Air Station.

Warren Lee, Scout Leader said "We are massively grateful to CPO Mark Berryman and his team for taking the time to educate and entertain the scouts. 

"Their professionalism and sense of fun have enabled the scouts to make good progress towards their fire safety badges and other awards. 

"We have also invited the fire department along to help finish the badge work in Keinton Mandeville, hopefully present the badges and certificates to the scouts."

We are massively grateful to CPO Mark Berryman and his team for taking the time to educate and entertain the scouts.

Warren Lee, Scout Leader

CPO Berryman said "It has been a pleasure to host such an enthusiastic group of young people.

"They have listened intently while learning the critical importance of fire safety not just in the Royal Navy but life! I think they’ve managed to have quite a bit of fun too!”

Throughout the evening, and following the enthusiastic efforts of RNAS Yeovilton fire station personnel, fun was had by all, the scouts taking it in turn to experience wearing the safety equipment required whilst getting first-hand experience of the fire tenders and hoses. 

Sea Scout Amy Lee, visiting the day after her 10th birthday was heard to say "That was ace – you Royal Navy guys are the best……."

1st Charltons Sea Scouts are an expanding and very enthusiastic Scout Group of young people, aged between 10 and 18 years of age who meet in Keinton Mandeville Village Hall on a Monday evening. 

Sea Scouts are members of the international Scouting movement, aiming to develop young people’s confidence, sense of adventure and outdoor skills.

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