Cubs & Scouts Water Activities Day
September 12, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm$27.00
An exhilarating mix of sailing and raft building, suited to total beginners and those with some experience
This is a great opportunity for Cubs and Scouts to be involved in this level of activity. We have once again selected BLYM as our provider to give us as leaders, and you as parents, utmost peace of mind.
Sailing will most likely be in Laser ‘Funboats’ or ‘Optimists’. These are virtually impossible to capsize, and will take 2-3 young people in each boat. Given a decent wind, these are highly manoeuvrable and great fun.Raft building will be the usual hectic mix of enthusiasm, fun, and mayhem!
BLYM will provide instructors and safety boat cover for both activities
Children will need to be water confident i.e. they won’t panic if they fall in.
They will be kitted out with buoyancy aids, wet suits , and waterproof oversuits if needed. They MUST wear their own soft soled shoesthat you don’t mind getting wet and dirty. No sandals or wellies.Old trainers are fine; alternatively water shoes may be purchased at the centre – obviously size and style are limited – or at Sports Direct, for around £7.
They will obviously also need dry clothing/towel etc. to get changed into afterwards, plus some food for lunch.
There is a charge of £27 per child, which covers all instruction and kit hire.
BLYM is in Frogmoor Lane, Rickmansworth WD3 1NB. It’s about a 30 minute drive from Borehamwood.Car parking is free. After parking, head towards the lake and turn left, BLYM is a 200m walk. Please arrange any necessary car shares with other parents – posting your requirements on your section’s facebook group is a good way of doing this.