(Dolphins Island)




The story


Some time ago Jarl and Maj went on a world journey with their parents and their sailing boat Senang II. They encountered a raging storm on their way and they landed on a deserted island. They had to stay there for a while to make repairs on their boat and get it ready to sail again.

During that time they made exploring trips on the island. They found out that the island was inhabited with all kinds of special animals, who lived both on land as in the surrounding sea. They met lots of dolphins and Mika the seagull, Saga the turtle and Otak the otter. On a sailing trip along the coast Maj and Jarl also find a new member of the family, Hobbe the dog!



As it is such a special island, the parent of Jarl and Maj decide to move there. Together they build a house they call Brassand! Marl and Jarl are happy to live their, as they can spend their free time exploring the island. Both by boat, by foot and by canoe. In this way they can reach every spot of the island. And they have lots of time to play with their new friends.


As they can’t go to school and their scouting group anymore, internet, mail and radio are very important. For instance: they get their lessons by radio. Their scouting group will visit them on their island pretty soon.




After adding a new age group for children from 7 till 10 yaers in mixed groups, a separate age group for sea scouts in that age was added in 1998: the Dolphins.



The Dolphins


A group of dolphins is called a gulf and a subgroup is called a fin. The dolphin leading a fin is called a topper and his assistant a tipper. The subgroup signs had a blue background with a coloured head of a dolphin on it. These badges were worn on the right sleeve. The names of the fins and the corresponding colours were:















































The leaders had a name from one of the animals in the story as their leaders name.


The uniform


The dolphins wore a dark blue blouse with a blue cap with a dolphin on it. The topper had two light blue ribbons on the left pocket, the tipper had one.


Merit badges



When the Dolphins started the other age groups for the same age had the same triangle shape merit badges. Especially for the dolphins some badges were added.









Opening en closing ceremonies


The dolphins had no song with music, but a modern rap.







Jarl en Maj, we’ll come again

to play on the Melernlake.

From North, East, South and West

you can see us from the Crows nest.

All the water attract us.

Searching adventure together.

Yooooh…….. Dolphins



Jarl en Maj and the rest

We came from North, East, South and West.

It was very nice again

to be on Dolphins Island.

Now it’s time to go.

Next time we’ll be here again.

Yooooh…….. Dolphins


Promise and Law


The Promise:

I promise to do my best (with God’s help) to be a good dolphin, to help everyone where I can and to obey the Dolphin law. You can count on me.


The Law:

A dolphin plays together with other dolphins on and around the water. A dolphin is honest, kind, persists and takes care of nature.




Dolphins island contained of 10 playing areas with their own identity and possibilities. Both land and water were represented.


Both places/areas and the animals invited to programs with a specific theme. The real scouting techniques, such as knots and primitive cooking were often at the Crow’s nest, water techniques were practiced at the Resunda river, cozy things were in the house Brassand and with Hobbe the dog. Saga the turtle was for the other world, just as his island, Mika was for communication, Otilius for safety and health, just as the underwater cave. Otak, the fast otter from the Speedy Streams stood for sports and agility and Panka, the Picasso fish was for music and stage.


For every animal that lived in a certain area was a specific story.


This age group was cancelled in 2010 when the age groups were reconsidered for the centenary of Scouting in the Netherlands. In the age group for children from 7 till 10 years only the cubs remained. The theme is added with stories and characters which have more attention for the sea scouts in that age.


The museum is always interested in "old" Dutch scouting stuff.
Are you considering removing your old stuff, please contact us