Green Withens is a Scout Centre and as such operates to Scout Association rules. Although our safety procedures are in excess of those required by AALA, we have no need to go to the expense of AALA registration for our own members.
On the Girl Guiding website https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/what-we-do/our-badges-and-activities/activity-finder/sailing/ it still states that activity providers must be AALA registered despite prolonged discussions with commissioners and national headquarters a few years back. As Green Withens is not AALA registered we made the decision that we would not take bookings from Guides until directions are clear in this respect.
We suggest that Guiders take this up through commissioners and put pressure on for change.