Thanks mainly to fires and German bombs, the Petersham and Ham Sea Scouts have been through

six scout huts in 106 years – hence the troop’s name, Phoenix.

A 21st-century scout and boating centre

above image of the proposed new Phoenix hut by architects, McDaniel Woolf


Capital Appeal for our New Phoenix Scout Hut

The P&H Sea Scouts recognised that the current scout hut was not fit for purpose and took the decision to launch a capital appeal to rebuild the hut and boat deck. The final cost for phase 1 of the  build will be £675,000 and we have raised an amazing £376,000 towards the appeal.  we now need your help to keep the appeal going. Phase 2, the boat deck at £86,00 to be built when more funds become available.

…And not charged or included in the cost of the building are the well over £40,000 worth of voluntary hours given by architect and surveyor and over    £45, 000 already  spent on charges for specialist services related to planning application.


We are indebted to the generosity of architects McDAniel Woolf and our surveyor Julian Sheraton-Davis


 Why do we need a new hut?

The current building doesn’t have disabled access or facilities and other general facilities are poor. The Sea Scouts have a great filed and skiffs but need more facilities in an eco friendly building, we would also like to offer our facilities and activities to children and adults with disabilities but currently wheelchair access is unavailable.

At the moment Sea Scouts can only go on the water between May and October as there are no hot shower facilities – a necessity as the hut is located away from the river as the Thames is tidal and floods daily during spring and autumn tides. Having hot showers means the scouts can warm up quickly from being in the water.


What will the new building offer?

The new building will be in the same location where our current hut is but it will be energy efficient and more eco friendly…of course it will be larger in size (comprising of a larger main deck for indoor activities, separate toilet and changing for boys and girls, sound proofing, dry storage for camping equipment and space for boat storage and maintenance) to allow more beavers, cubs and scouts to join the troop. It will also serve as a community building with availability to other groups in the local community, including faith groups, volunteers and special needs schools. Additional to the hut there is a field for sports, camping and learning wildlife skills, which would benefit from a disabled access too. The materials will be robust and redolent of naval architecture, to reflect the Sea Scout heritage. The hut will be energy efficient, as well as robust, to prevent any further fires.


Get Involved and help us build this hut!

For more information on the above please contact Karin.

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