The leaders and parent helpers spent a few months putting together our water activities camp (Outdoor Activity Skills – Level 3 Boating and partial Level 4 Sailing). It consisted of Powerboating with ski tubing, small powerboat handling (by youth), canoeing, and sailing (Hobiecat and Maricat). This was to be a unique experience not typically seen amongst the Scout groups where we tend to focus on campcraft.
Lake Lyell in Lithgow was our setting for a two day and two night camp. The emphasis was learning about new activities in a fun and rewarding environment. Nearly all Scouts, young and old attended the camp along with four leaders and two parent helpers (thanks JB and MS).
Duty patrols took care of kitchen and cooking duties, and we also made time to get together with the youth to review the first day to make quick improvements to the day 2 program.
Some of our water activity photos:
Youth got to try out small boat handling and driving skills:
Tubing was one of the favourite activities, with a number of those loving a fast adrenaline rush!
We shall consider doing another water camp next year.