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Helmsman training – pt3

Posted on June 6th, 2015 by admin

The third team of helmsman trainees took their assessment today. Lots of fun was had.


The entrance to the marina and bridge over to the boat and Tim from


The view over the marina and other narrow boats. A beautiful day for learning a new skill.


Mooring practice near the pub, unfortunately we where the wrong side of the water.


Tim checking that Tony was tying us up correctly. As expected, he was.


Tony entering a set of locks, guided by Tim. Locks where the most daunting piece of the day. But when shown properly they lose their mystery.


Mark putting his back into it.


Work it!


Mark, Tony and Tim exiting the locks.


Mark’s turn next, exiting a lock we shared with another boat “Mad Hatter”. A very understanding, experienced boater and ex-GSL. You meet all the right people on narrow boats.


If you go down, you’ve got to come back up. So the return trip needed completing.

No missing the “HOPE”, lots of blue sky though.

Tim, walking the edge, no kids will be doing this. That’s for the masters, not even us.


Mark keeping a careful eye on proceedings. Looking rather cool in the shades.

It’s a tight entrance to the marina, our most experienced man takes the helm, well done Mark.


Reentering the marina after a long but very enjoyable day. Bit windy at start and finish, but such a great way to spend a saturday.

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Canal Boat

Posted on May 2nd, 2014 by admin

Our Canal Boat is available to use by other groups for trips and events, with a qualified skipper if you don’t have one.

Please contact our Group Scout Leader to discuss availability and arrangements

Booking Enquiries
Tel: 07881 917047

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Use our Narrow Boat for your group

Posted on May 27th, 2010 by admin

Our 48ft Narrow Boat is available for other groups to use, either for a day trip or longer adventure. Whether you have Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Brownies, Guides or others groups we can help you organise a fun and exciting trip down the rivers of East Anglia and beyond.

To enquire about booking a trip on the boat, simple email us HERE

We have one of very few Narrow Boats in UK Scouting, and it’s available for any group to use for a small donation to cover costs. Don’t worry if you don’t have a qualified helmsman, we have volunteers available to look after the boating; you just need the children and picnics/food.

With the changes to badges, time on the boat can contribute to the new ‘time on the water’ badge without getting their feet wet? A ‘night away’ and ‘cooks badge’, plus others, all within one activity.

With full cooking facilities, toilet and shower you can easily survive for several days comfortably. There is accommodation for 10 children and two leaders (one being a qualified RYA Helmsman), sleeping indoors within the comfort and security of the open plan living area.

Enjoy a completely different experience on the open water, safe in the knowledge you’re with qualified and CRB checked helpers.

Make the most of the summer and give your group a truly exceptional adventure they’ll talk about for years.

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