Evening Sessions (Explorers)

What’s on offer: Either rowing single sculls or sailing single handed dinghies.

Days: Thursday and Friday evenings from early May until the end of August, sessions starting at 7.00pm and finishing for 9.00pm.

  • Thursday evenings – Rowing
  • Friday evenings – Sailing

Cost: Only £9.50 per head for sailing or £7.50 per head for rowing

How to book: Call Susan on 01484 425524 or email bookings@greenwithens.org.uk with the below application form. Payments by cheque or BACS 28 days before the visit to confirm numbers and allow us to arrange staff.

Essential information: Explorer Scouts should be able to swim 50m as per Scout rules. (If you have any non-swimmers who would like to go afloat, please discuss it with us in advance.) Everyone needs 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.

Wetsuits will be provided for the sailing evenings, but Explorers must bring overtrousers to protect them. 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 are 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.

Course Documents:

Explorer Evening Session Handout

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