Free Powerboating Courses for Adult Volunteers - 2019/20

Scouting depends on our Adult Volunteers, and the Royal Navy are dedicated to empowering our volunteers to pass on expertise to our youth members. For this reason, they have opened up two Powerboat Instructors Training Courses in Saltash, Cornwall, available to 12 Leaders (6 per course). These are on a first come, first served basis. 

There are no spaces available on this year's courses. Please fill in the form below to register your interest for future courses. 

Course attendees must have the following qualifications to be accepted onto the course: 

  • Passed your Powerboat Level 2 Certificate for a minimum of five seasons' experience of power boating (for those who use Powerboats as part of their job this requirement is reduced to one season)
  • Hold a RYA recognised First Aid certificate (see RYA website for confirmation) 
  • Be a paid member of RYA
  • Be over 16

If you meet the pre-course requirements detailed above, please fill in this form: powerboat-instructor-training-courses

Subsidised Sailing Courses 

The Royal Navy are offering two subsidised tall-ship sailing courses to Explorers and Network members. Attendees will spend three nights aboard a 72ft tall Challenger sailing yacht learning how to sail. The voyage starts and finishes at Portsmouth. 

Course details: 

  • 21st July - 24th July 2019
    • No Explorer spaces remaining 
    • No leader spaces remaining
    • £180 per person for Explorers
    • Leader spaces are free, but they will be required to fulfill the normal requirements of a leader and be responsible for the young people on the vessel
    • Register here

How to Earn your Badge

You can collect Time on Water staged badges when you take part in any of these activities:

  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Power boating
  • Kite boarding
  • Surfing
  • Yachting
  • Motor cruising
  • Narrow boating
  • Pulling or rowing
  • White water rafting
  • Traditional rafting
  • Paddle boarding.

For Beavers, each session should last about one hour, for Cubs, 1-2 hours, and for Scouts and Explorers each session should last about 2-3 hours.

And as you complete the following number of activities, you can gain a badge:

1, 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 35, 50

! You must be properly dressed and equipped for your activity and the weather conditions. Your leader will also need to make sure you’re following the activity rules in chapter nine of the Policy and Organisation Rules and the Activity Permit Scheme.

Make Do Share - Summer 17 - Canoe template download

Make Do Share - Summer 18 - Build A Paddle Boat 

Make Do Share - Winter 18 - Be Water Kind

Find out more about the Royal Navy here.