Booking your session in 2014

'Fun/taster' sessions  take place on weekday evenings (7-9pm) from mid April until mid September  and give a good hour afloat, depending on weather and participant's fitness. Note sessions can only be run when our volunteer Instructors and boats are available.

Activity Badge training courses are run for young people to gain Pulling and/or Nautical Skills (Scouts) or Outdoor Pursuits and/or Water Safety (Guides) badges or to gain D of E Award water activity requirements. These usually takes place on Saturday mornings but dates can be arranged to suit unit programmes. Charges for Badge courses are modest and by arrangement.

Instructor Courses  are at a level which qualifies for both the Scout Pulling Permit and for Guide authorisation. They are held by demand (minimum 4 persons) and consist of a series of theory and practical sessions under supervision of fully qualified County Assessors, followed by a period of logged experience and final assessment.

Venue and facilities. Changing, toilet, shower and kitchen facilities are available at the Club boathouse at the Benjamin Perry Scout & Guide Water Activities Centre, Phoenix Wharf, off Lower Guinea Street, Bristol BS1 6TJ. All sessions take place from here.

Fees are £5 per person booked, with a minimum payment of £25 per session (one boat). This should be paid on receipt of session confirmation from the Bookinqs Secretary - cheques payable to "JGSRP Club".

Sessions can be reserved from 1st January 2014 preferably by email, with our Bookings Secretary. Session dates are secured on a first-come, first paid basis: 

Mrs Helen Brooks, Club Bookings Secretary,

Westering Home, Lower Morton, Thornbury, S. Glos BS35 1LD.  

Tel: 01454 413618.   Email:

Cancellation. If unable to attend on the date reserved, ring the Bookings Secretary asap so that the booking can be offered to another group. Refunds are unlikely if less than 48 hours notice is given unless there are exceptional circumstances. Alternative sessions will be offered when cancellation is due to adverse weather.

Consent forms.  If required by the Unit leader, this form is to be completed before participation. Please return this form to the Group/Unit organiser before the event.