Traditional Rafting Training Day – 19 April 2020

If you have an outdoor active Scout or Explorer troop/unit then building and manoeuvring your own homebuilt raft is a must on your summer programme. In order to fulfil this challenge on B1 waters, POR requires your leaders to hold an appropriate Activity Permit.

The training day for Leaders and Explorers will be held on Sunday 19th April from 10am until 3.00pm and include sessions on safety, Risk assessments, Raft Building, Check lists, Safety cover and concluding with a practical session on the water. Cost will be £10 to cover BP hire, kit hire, tea and biscuits. Please bring packed lunch. After training we will ask attendees to run a rafting session possibly with their own troop/unit which an Assessor will oversee and attend to ensure it is run according to the guidelines set out.

Unlike Sailing, Pulling or canoeing there is no National body for this activity so 9 years ago we developed a training programme and check list to comply with the requirements of POR. We have a team of County Assessors who are all keen water sports enthusiasts and know the benefits of running water activities for scouts so once again we will be running a training day at the Benjamin Perry Boathouse. The building is situated on Phoenix Wharf below Redcliffe Parade. Approach from Commercial Road then Lower Guinea Street – at sharp bend here, go past ‘The Ostrich’ pub on to the Wharf. Parking is limited so you may have to re-park in the top car park.

More details can be found on Scout base Fact sheet FS120668

For bookings contact Tony Clutten on tonyc27890@gmail.com or telephone 07525224521