What’s on offer: Either dinghy sailing and Bellboating with everyone trying both activities; or building and paddling rafts.
Dates: Most evenings from early May until the end of August, sessions starting at 7.00pm and finishing for 9.00pm.
- Monday evening – Rafting
- Tuesday evenings – Sailing and Bellboating
- Thursday evenings – Rafting
- Friday evenings – Sailing and Bellboating
Cost: Only £7 per head for sailing and Bellboating or £5 per head for rafting.
How to book: Call Susan on 01484 425524 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the below application form. Payments by cheque or BACS 28 days before the visit to confirm numbers and allow us to arrange staff.
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. 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 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. The team leader at Green Withens must be informed of any relevant medical information or special needs.
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