Water activities give young people the opportunity to take to the water in a variety of challenging ways. These range from high adventure water sports such as water skiing and offshore sailing to more traditional activities such as a canal boat expedition. Sea Scout and Explorer Sea Scout programmes allow young people to undertake water activities as a specialisation whilst following the Movement’s 6-25 Programme.

Dorset Scouts also has Dragon Boats for usage by Dorset County Scouts and visiting Scout Groups.

See the ACTIVITY CALENDAR 2017 which includes all planned water activity courses, this is updated as and when new dates become available.

Mark Wildman is responsible for water activities in Dorset Scouts. For more information contact the County Office.










Sailing camps are run over a weekend at Hengistbury Head Outdoor Centre in Christchurch Harbour, a Royal Yachting Association Recognised Training Centre.  They are planned to give Scouts and Explorers the opportunity to gain internationally recognised RYA qualifications in a safe and fun environment under the tuition of RYA instructors.  They are suitable for most levels of young people, from those with no sailing experience to those with RYA Junior Stage 4 or Adult Level 2 certificates.  For land-based Scouts/Explorers they provide an opportunity to try a new scouting activity.  For Sea Scouts/Explorers they offer the opportunity to develop their skills further.

Four camps are planned for 2017 as follows:

12-14 May (Fully booked)

2-4 June

29 September-1 October

13-15 October

Each camp has a maximum of 36 places. Cost £70 per person.

Booking forms below:


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2 -4 JUNE


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29 SEPT – 1 OCT


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13 –15 OCT


Please send completed booking forms and payment (cheques payable to ‘Dorset County Scouts Council’) to:

Dorset County Scouts

Buddens Scout Centre

Puddletown Road



BH20 7NU

Email: countyoffice@dorsetscouts.org.uk

Telephone: 01929 472374

If you wish to pay by BACS please contact Elizabeth Poppitt or Sarah Burtt (countyoffice@dorsetscouts.org.uk) to arrange.




Please find to follow information relating the Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre Adult Paddlesport Programme Spring 2017

Section 1


Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre Adult Paddlesport Programme Spring 2017 (coming soon)


Paul Rayner

County Assessor for Sailing and Powerboating



Assessment Checklist for Rafting