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Water Activities

We spend our summer Thursdays from first week of May to the first week of September at West Oxfordshire Sailing Club (WOSC).

Get there for 18:30 to ready boats for the session, Flag break is at 19:00, we come off the water 30 mins before sunset to get the boats away.

Parents are asked to help with putting away boats and running the b-b-q – warm food and a drink of coke go down well after an evenings sailing and paddling. WOSC is a lovely place to spend a summers evening, by the water or walking around the lake.

The group has brought together a great range of water activity kit; kayaks and canoes, dinghys, buoyancy aids and helmets.

Leaders hold various water based qualifications between us, and we have BCU instructors, RYA Dinghy and Power boat instructors, RYA power boat level 2, RYA dinghy level 2, RYA Narrowboating (inland waterways) and RYA Day Skipper (yachting).

Activities are run under the Scout association POR (policy, organisation and rules), which means that all equipment has to be checked - to be safe to use, Instructors and adult helpers hold permits issued by the scout association to prove they are able to run activities. Scouts can also gain permits to show that they are at a level to look after themselves, whilst taking part in activities as long as an instructor is present for that activity.

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