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Beaver & Parent Bellboating

Nautical Skills 1Bellboats are fun for allDetails: These sessions are organised on a District or Colony basis. They will qualify for both a Time on the Water and a Nautical Skills (Stage One) badge. All parents must be able to swim 50 metres and be confident in the water. Although desirable, it is not essential that the Beavers are able to swim, however parents will be responsible for looking after their son or daughter, particularly whilst on the water. All participants will be provided with a Time on the water badge 1buoyancy aid and a helmet.

They will usually be organised on Sundays, either in the morning or in the afternoon, with a minimum number of ten Beavers and ten parents. Maximum numbers per session are thirty Beavers and thirty parents. Parents will be expected to help launch the boats before use and then recover them after use.


  • Morning session 10.00am to 12.00 noon,
  • or afternoon session 1.00pm to 3.00pm.

Cost: The cost this year is reduced to only £9.00 for both a Beaver and their parent.

How to book: If you would like to organise a Beaver and Parent Day for your District or Colony, please ring 01484 425524 or email bookings@greenwithens.org.uk

Essential information:Participants will need to bring a complete change of clothing and a towel. It is important to wear warm clothing for water activities, as it feels cooler on the water. Green Withens is situated high on the moors and is often colder than less exposed sites. Plenty of warm clothing and a waterproof jacket and overtrousers or similar windproof outer garments and a woolly hat are necessary. Old trainers or similar soft footwear, with socks should be worn. Shorty wetsuits may be fine on the beach but are not usually suitable for Green Withens unless worn with other clothing.
If it happens to be warm and sunny don’t forget a sunhat and suntan lotion. There is no drinking water on site, please bring your own drinks and snacks.
Groups must to be accompanied by sufficient leaders to meet the correct ratios and are responsible for operating the Scout InTouch scheme. They must have all the relevant contact details and health declarations. Form FS120081, which is downloadable from www.scouts.org.uk is ideal for this purpose. The team leader at Green Withens must be informed of any relevant medical information or special needs.

Course Documents:

Beaver & Parent Bellboating Handout



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