Squirrel Scouts officially launched in the UK on 9th September. Chorlton offers 48 Squirrel places and currently has no vacancies. To join the waitlist sign up on the website

Our Sections

Chorlton is the largest scout Group in Manchester, with 250+ members and multiple different sections. As a Sea Scout group all of our sections are are named for or linked to something nautical.

Squirrel Section (4-6 years)

Nelson Drey (Mondays)
17:00 – 17:55
Section Leader – Shiieanne Oletkett

Named for: Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, famed Royal Navy commander from the Napoleonic Wars.

Drake Drey (Tuesdays)
17:00 – 17:55
Section Leader – Beverli Turner

Named for: Sir Francis Drake, A Sailor best known for his circumnavigation of the world in a single expedition, from 1577 to 1580

Socrates Drey (Wednesdays) – Opens January 2022
17:00 – 17:55
Section Leader – Chris Wildman

Named for: Jeanne Socrates who at 77 broke the world record for being the oldest woman to sail solo around the world.

Beaver Section (6-8 years)

Atlantis Colony (Mondays)
18:00 – 19:00
Section Leader – Jonathan Allerton

Named for: Atlantis, a mythological lost island.

Neptune Colony (Tuesdays)
18:00 – 19:00
Section Leader – Chris Allerton

Named for: Neptune, Roman God of Water

Albion Colony (Wednesdays)
18:00 – 19:00

Section Leader – Jen Lee

Named for: 9 ships of the Royal Navy have carried the name HMS Albion

Calypso Colony (Fridays)
Section Leader – Caroline Hardie

Named for: Calypso, Greek Mythological Water Nymph from Homer’s Odyssey

Cub Section (8-10 years)

Poseidon Cub Pack (Mondays)
19:15 – 20:30
Section Leader – Mark Collier

Named for: Poseidon, Greek God of the Sea

Aegir Cub Pack (Thursdays) – Not Currently Open
18:00 – 19:15
Section Leader -VACANT

Named for: Aegir, Norse God of the Sea

Triton Cub Pack (Fridays)
19.15 – 20:30
Section Leader – Mario Guttadauro

Named for: Trriotn, Greek God of the Sea, son of Poseidon

Scout Section (10-14 years)

Victory Sea Scouts (Tuesdays)
19:15 – 20:45
Section Leader – Lenny St-Jean

Named for: HMS Victory – Royal Navy Flagship at the battle of Trafalgar

Endeavour Sea Scouts (Wednesdays) (due to resume November 2022)
19:15 – 20:45
Section Leader – Jen Lee

Named for: HMS Endeavour – Royal Navy research vessel that Lieutenant James Cook commanded to Australia and New Zealand on his first voyage of discovery from 1768 to 1771

Explorer Scout Section (14-18 years)

Nautilus Explorer Sea Scouts (Tuesdays) (currently meeting as a patrol within Victory Sea Scouts)
19:15 – 20:45
Section Leader – Lenny St-Jean

Named for: HMS Nautilus of the Royal Navy and the fictional submarine from Jules Verne’s novels Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea


Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls