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Leader form Sailing Camp 7 to 9 September 2018Water 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.

See the ACTIVITY CALENDAR – 2018 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HENGISTBURY HEAD SAILING CAMPS 2018:

Sailing camps are run over a weekend at Hengistbury Head Outdoor Centre in Christchurch Harbour, a Royal Yachting Association Recognised Training Centre.  It will give Scouts and Explorers the opportunity to gain internationally recognised RYA qualifications in a safe and fun environment under the tuition of RYA instructors.  The price for these Sailing Camps has not been fixed yet, but will be £60 to £65 per head.

11th – 13th MAY 2018

The camp is suitable for all levels, from those with no sailing experience to those with RYA Junior Stage 4 or Adult Level 2 Certificates.

Christchurch Scouts will have booking priority on this camp until the end of January as they have a weekend activity on 20-22 July.  If there are spaces left after the end of January, booking will be open to the rest of County.

Booking Form Dorset Scout Sailing Camp 11 to 13 May 2018

Leader form Sailing Camp 11 to 13 May 2018

20th – 22nd JULY 2018

The camp is suitable for all levels, from those with no sailing experience to those with RYA Junior Stage 4 or Adult Level 2 Certificates.

Booking Form Dorset Scout Sailing Camp 20 to 22 July 2018

Leader form Sailing Camp 20 to 22 July 2018

7th – 9th SEPTEMBER 2018

SAILING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED – FORMS TO FOLLOW SHORTLY

Booking Form Dorset Scout Sailing Camp 7 to 9 September 2018

Leader form Sailing Camp 7 to 9 September 2018

WATERSPORTS CAMPS – Scouts – 23rd to 24th June 2018

The camps will run over a weekend at Hengistbury Head Outdoor Centre in Christchurch Harbour.  They are suitable for all levels, with or without experience, and will give participants the opportunity to go kayaking, canoeing, dragon boating and raft building. The price for these courses has not been fixed yet, but is expected to be in the region of £30 to £40 per head

 

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

Dorset County Scouts

Buddens Scout Centre

Puddletown Road

Wareham

Dorset

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.

 

 

ADULT ACTIVITIES LEADER TRAINING   For further information please contact Paul Rayner – County Assessor pmr.tudeley@talktalk.net

Hengistbury Head Outdoor Centre runs a range of courses for adults.  Spaces can be available on these which the Centre is prepared to make available to Dorset Scouts at low rates.  County assessors are also able to run RYA courses at the Centre, as well as permit assessments, subject to demand and other activities going on at the Centre.

 

RYA Dinghy Instructor Courses         

There may be spaces for suitably experienced leaders or Explorer Scouts over 16 on the following courses:

3, 4, FEBRUARY :   17, 18 FEBRUARY:    3 MARCH 2018:      2-6  APRIL 2018:    28 MAY -1 JUNE 2018:

Candidates need to hold RYA Powerboat Level 2 and current first aid certificates and pass a pre-entry sailing assessment.

 

RYA Powerboat Courses

There may be spaces on a Powerboat Level 2 course on 3-4 February 2018; and on a Safety Boat Certificate course (date TBC).

 

For further information on Water Activities contact :

Mark Wildman   ( ACC Water Activities) mark.wildthing@gmail.com   or   Paul Rayner  ( County Assessor)  – pmr.tudeley@talktalk.ne

 

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