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Scouts Sailing

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Scout sailing and leadership at the Glenelg Adventurous Activity Centre.

There are six new Optimist dinghies available at Glenelg Adventurous Activity Centre for the use of Scouts and Cubs.Badges

The Scout Optimist Program was conceived so that:

  • Scouts can build individual skills and solo in a sailboat
  • Scouts can take on a leadership role and mentor Cub sailing
  • Glenelg would offer an easy access program

Scouts will be taught to sail by endorsed Venturer Leaders under the supervision of Adult Leaders.

Leaders Resource.

Option 1:
Scout sailing at Glenelg Activity Centre (2 hours)
During this activity Scouts will:

  • Demonstrate wearing an approved personal flotation device and know when it should be worn while boating
  • Learn the parts of the sailbadges
  • Learn the parts of the sailboat
  • Assist in rigging the boat
  • Crew in a sailboat
  • Solo in a sailboat

Option 2:
Patrol activity (8 hours)
Work towards achieving a water activity target badge.

Session 1: At your Scout Hall (2 hours)

  • Complete the theoretical knowledge requirements of the target badge
    (Requirements Guide attached)

Session 2:  (2 Hours)

  • Demonstrate wearing an approved personal flotation device and know when it should be worn while boating
  • Learn the parts of the sail
  • Learn the parts of the sailboat
  • Assist in rigging the boat
  • Crew in a sailboat
  • Solo in a sailboat
  • Start an activity logbook

Session 3:  (2 Hours)

  • Take a group of Cubs sailing

Session 4:  (2 Hours)

  • Take a group of Cubs sailing

Session 3 and 4 can be completed on the same day.

Download an application form.


Scout and Venturer Mirror Sailing Days

Partnered with the Mirror association – Henley Sailing Club

Scouts SA own a healthy number of Mirror Class Sail Boats.
Former Sea Scout Jack Holt and TV do-it-yourself expert Barry Bucknell designed the Mirror in 1962.
In 2015 Damian Carey – former Fulham Sea Scout - re-launched the Mirror Sailing class and invited Scouts SA to participate.

 

For more information about sailing contact:
Ian Vayne - Assistant Branch Commissioner Boating - Youth Programs