The 1st Reading (YMCA) Sea Scout Group was formed on 19th February 1908 making it the oldest scout troop in Berkshire.

It has run continuously since then, including during World War 2 when it was under the Leadership of Lady Miss Helena Shelagh – who was then Headmistress of a local school. This was quite revolutionary in those days!

The Group is Royal Navy recognised (no. 83) and has been for over 60 years.