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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website www.lswa.org.uk
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, email@example.com. 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.