Safety boat operators (must have a current power boat licence), as well as level 2, guide level and instructor level in canoeing, kayaking and sailing needed to assist with water activities (on a part-time or permanent basis).  If you are interested, simply contact Lee on


What a wonderful weekend on the water!  It was the perfect amount of wind in the morning of each day to get out in the sailing boats and learn some vital skills.  With Pioneer level being the target, it didn’t take long before the Sandgate Scouts were controlling our sailing boats in the mouth of the river and out into the bay.  I don’t think I am exaggerating when I say they took to sailing like a duck on water.

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We hope each and every one of you who participated enjoyed your time with us as much as we did with you.  We would like to encourage you to make sure you are back on the water some time this year to sustain the sailing skills learnt as we know you will continue to have a ball out there on the water.  Perhaps we will see you again later in the year?  All the best.


As everyone hears of the great activities we are now offering, places are filling fast.  We only have vacancies left for July through September, so please secure your place by contacting our bookings officer, Fiona, on


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With this years’ theme being “Discover Our World”, what better way to learn more about our world then to immerse ourselves in it?  We are offering 36 places on this years’ camp for youth members from the Cub and Scout sections, with a further 24 “day only” places for the Saturday.  The camp runs from Friday the 14th of October to Sunday the 16th of October, and includes the following activities: JOTI (internet chatting), JOTA (radio communication), canoeing / kayaking, sailing, raft-building, nature trail. Any leaders willing to support us with water- or land- based activities are welcomed.  For more information, contact Lee on

Currently, we are looking for leaders, rovers and venturers interested in running activities, or supporting our team members.  Should this be something of interest to you, please contact Lee on


Yours in Scouting

Lee Rossow

Brownsea Water Activities Centre Queensland Branch