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The Sydney North Region Water Activities Team opens the world of water activities to everyone in Sydney North Region and beyond. The Water Activities Team can help all Groups with water-based activities, ranging from experience days for Cubs and Scouts to training for qualifications and adventure trips away. All you have to do is ask!
Who can do it?
Canoeing is available to all members, with specific requirements applied to the Joey Section.
When can I do this?
Most suitable during spring to early autumn, meeting nights (in daylight) day trips and weekends.
Single weekend canoe training events:
These cater for Scouts, Venturers, Rovers and Leaders. Qualifications up to Level 2 are achievable on these training events. Participants usually provide their own canoes, however canoes can be provided by request to the Training Leader prior to the weekend course.
Group Based weekend training events can also be arranged on demand.
Double weekend canoe training events:
These canoe training events are aimed at Scouts and Venturers (who can be accompanied by Leaders). These training event aim to gain a Level 2 canoe qualification for all participants with some able to achieve a Level 3 canoe qualification. Weekend 1 is at Manly Dam and weekend 2 is a camp at Lake Macquarie.
Cub Scout Training Events:
The Cub Scout training event aims to achieve a Level 1 canoe qualification. This is a one day course at Narrabeen Lakes. ( 8.30am to 4.30pm )
There are two Scout water activities centres that are conveniently located on Sydney's North Shore.
Sirius Cub Regatta
Sirius Cup Regatta – held in March each year at Balmoral Beach. Run by the Sydney North Region, this is the premiere canoeing and sailing regatta for Scouts in NSW. Sirius Cup is a chance for Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and leaders to get together at a camp based around water activities. Events will be held in sailing, canoeing, rowing and the iron man/woman race.
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