Rafting Evenings (Scouts)

Rafting at Green Withens

Evening rafting sessions at Green Withens. Participants will build their rafts on dry land before taking to the water to assess just how ‘seaworthy’ their creations are.

Where: At the West Yorkshire County Scouts Green Withens Watersports Centre.

When: Monday evenings 7pm until 9pm, from early May until the end of August.

Cost: Only £6 per head. Payments by cheque or BACS 28 days before the visit to confirm numbers and allow us to arrange staff.

How to book: Ring 0330 094 8050 or e mail bookings@greenwithens.org.uk 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 over trousers 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. Although there are toilets and changing rooms, there are no showers.

Groups must 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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