Beaver & Parent Bellboating

Beaver and Parent Bellboating

These sessions are organised on a District or Colony basis. Beavers will qualify for a Time on the Water badge and towards a Nautical Skills (Stage One) badge. All parents must be able to swim 50 metres and be confident in the water.  Although desirable, it is not essential that the Beavers are able to swim, however parents will be responsible for looking after their son or daughter, particularly whilst on the water.  All participants will be provided with a buoyancy aid and a helmet. 

Where: At the West Yorkshire County Scouts Green Withens Watersports Centre.
When: Choose from the following options:

  • [A] Sunday 4th July
  • [B] Sunday 18th July
  • [C] Sunday 15th August
  • [D] Sunday 5th September
  • [E] Sunday 12th September
  • [F] Sunday 26th September
  • [G] Sunday 3rd October

Either in the morning (10:00 – 12:00hrs) or in the afternoon (13:00 till 15:00hrs), with a minimum number of ten Beavers and ten parents.  Maximum numbers per session are thirty Beavers and thirty parents.  Parents will be expected to help launch the boats before use and then recover them after use.
Cost: Only £10 for both the Beaver and parent. 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 to book your group session.

COVID-19: All bookings are subject to any local and national restrictions in place at the time of the session and guidance from HQ/ the NYA. Bookings are also subject to our ability to find sufficient people to safely run the activities. Our latest COVID-19 information can be found at

Essential information: 
Adults 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 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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