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Leicestershire Scouts Sailing Team

Leicestershire Scouts Sailing Team are able to offer Sailing sessions for Explorers, Scouts, Cubs, Guides and Brownies.






A typical session includes a safety briefing and a brief introduction into the controls of the boat. The group will go out in the boats to have fun and learn how to handle the boat.  Some may be taken out by one of our Scout qualified instructors. If you want to have a session for your group please contact Maggie Gibson on or visit the website

Open Sailing

Open sailing takes place on Saturday, beginning in March through to October. The morning session runs from 1000 till 1300 and the afternoon 1400 till 1700.  If you have an RYA Qualification, you can drop in for a morning or afternoon of Sailing without your Leaders, you just need your parent/guardian’s consent.  Please email the Sailing Team of your intention to attend,  All sessions cost £10 and will be led by a qualified Instructor.

The Sailing Team have Blanket Badges for sale for the Cubs, Scouts and Explores for those that take part in the activity at a small extra cost. Please ask for further details.

The Sailing Team meet at Burton Reservoir, Repton Road, Ticknall,        DE65 6FD.

Group bookings are available on Saturday Mornings, 1000 – 1300, and Saturday afternoons 1400 – 1700, cost £10 per person with a non-refundable deposit of £50 and a minimum charge of £100 per session, min 10, max 24 people per session.  Sailing runs from March until the end of October

If smaller groups find it easier you can of course share a session with another section of your group, or another troop, Scouts and Cubs, or any mixture of your groups can be accommodated to make the numbers up to the maximum of 24.

We also run courses to enable you to achieve RYA qualifications and these can be used towards Chief Scout Awards and Duke of Edinburgh Award schemes. We also support County events such as Cub Camp, Splash Camp and Charnwood!

What your Scout will need?

You should come in your normal clothes (not jeans) and bring with you:
At least one, preferably two, complete changes of warm clothing, including underwear.
Waterproof coat and trousers.
An old pair of shoes (not wellies or walking boots) i.e. plimsolls or old trainers
A towel, preferably two.

A buoyancy aid and refreshments will be provided.

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Bradgate Park Activities

Bradgate Park can offer the below fun and exciting opportunities to Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.

Environment/ community/ wellbeing Skills/ Teamwork/ Active Creative Adventure Nature
Litter pick Orienteering Level 1, 3 and 4 Natural Art Trail/ ramble/nature walk with a purpose Natural art
Conservation tasks Map symbols Natural Dyes Plan a route for others to follow Trails/ scavenger hunts
Woodland yoga/ meditation Map reading Leaf printing Create a map for others to follow Feeding stations/ habitat homes
Walking and talking Compass Wild collage Barefoot walk River dip
Listening and hearing Raft building using natural materials Sketching Treasure trail Bug hunt
ID skills Natural instruments and sounds Classification
Countryside code Senses – trails and experiences Bird ID and watch/ field notes
Knots and rope trails/ making rope Texture trail Plant ID/ field notes
Sketching Drawing Seasons
Tracks and signs


For further information please contact:

Fee Worton

Lifelong Learning Officer (normal working days Tues, Wed and Thurs)

Bradgate Park Trust

0116 236 2713 Ext 26

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15th – 17th MAY 2020





This weekend is a chance for all Scouts of all abilities to learn basic rock climbing techniques and complete the climber proficiency badge.  The Scouts do not need any prior climbing experience to come on the weekend.

Badge requirements – click here

This event is organised by the Leicestershire County Scout Climbing Team.  This year we will be staying at Greenhills Holiday Park, Crowhill Lane, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PX.  It’s a great campsite with lovely toilet blocks etc.  I have already booked pitches to cover all groups attending (they have a “DofE” camping area for these types of events), so if you have any questions about the camping please contact me, and I will contact the site owner as required. (At the site owners request, please do not contact them directly)

All the climbing will be supervised by authorised scouting instructors, and all climbing equipment provided.  It is first come, and we can take up to 45 scouts.  Scout groups need to provide their own transport, camping equipment and food for the whole weekend.  The cost of the weekend for scouts is £29.50 each, which covers use of the equipment, full tuition and includes the camping fees. Camping fees for leaders are £16 for two nights and a cost of £5.00 payable for each vehicle that comes on the campsite.

Leaders are welcome to join in with the climbing and enjoy the beautiful Peak National Park.  It’s a lovely spot!

To book places on this weekend, a payment of £29.50 per scout will be required. We will be climbing at Birchen Edge which is a 10-15 min drive and each group will need to provide transport for the scouts to get there.

A member from the climbing team can come if required and see your group before the weekend, and I look forward to seeing you on the weekend.

Roger Bennett

Leicestershire County Climbing Adviser

Post address – 43 Ennerdale Road, Barrow Upon Soar, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 8PU

E-mail:                  Mobile: 07970 037074


Cheques made payable to “Leicestershire County Scout Climbing” No refunds