Rowing For Explorers

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What will I be doing? Green Withens is a British Rowing Training Centre and has a fleet of six single scull boats as shown below, plus a double sculls. The single sculls all have stabilising floats to begin with, but as skills improve these can be removed. Don’t worry; you will be closely supervised by a safety boat in case you capsize or have any problems.

When can I come? We will be running rowing training for Explorer Scouts on most Saturday mornings from 10.00am to 12.00 noon. You can work towards British Rowing Stage One and Two certificates on a modular basis. There is no need to attend every Saturday, but sessions must be booked in advance so that we have boats and coaches available.

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  • Stage One can usually be achieved in three Saturdays, the cost including a British Rowing handbook and three sessions is only £28.00.
  • After Stage One you can work towards Stage Two by attending more Saturdays at only £8.00 per session.

How to book: Call Susan on 01484 425524 or email

Essential information:  Participants should be able to swim 50m as per Scout rules. 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, but over trousers must be brought 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.

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