What’s on offer: Half day or full day sessions at Green Withens with the opportunity to take part in three different water activities, for example sailing, rafting, bellboating, kayaking or open canoes depending on weather, staff and equipment availability. A Nautical Skills (Stage Two) badge can be included in the half day sessions or a Nautical Skills (Stage Three) badge on the full day sessions. Please ask at the time of booking.
Dates: Many Saturdays and some midweek days from April to October (subject to staff availability)
- Half Day sessions either:
- morning sessions 9.30am to 12.30pm
- afternoon sessions 1.00pm to 4.00pm
- Full Day sessions 10.00am to 4.00pm
Cost: Only £12 per head for a half day, or £18.00 for a full day.
How to book: Ring Susan Haigh 01484 425524 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org to book your group session.
Essential information: Participants 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.