Recent Water Activities

brownseaWe have had some incredible days on the water this month, featuring Cubs and Scouts from Jimboomba, along with Cubs from Sandgate and Kenmore groups.  We have received positive feedback about all of our activities run so far, and work hard to ensure only the best experiences are had here at Brownsea.  We would like to thank Jimboomba specifically for the following kind words which make our dedication to quality on-water experiences for our youth members all the more worthwhile: “I & my whole team and all of our cubs & scouts would like to sincerely thank you very much for our lovely weekend sailing. We LOVE Brownsea!! It was a few weeks ago but the kids & we leaders are still talking about it. We all plan on booking in soon again.”

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We are still on the search for safety boat operators (must have a current power boat licence), as well as qualified skill leaders (level 1/2, guide or instructor 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



As everyone hears of the great activities we are now offering, places are filling fast.  We only have vacancies left for the following two weekends in 2016: 30-31 July (canoeing/kayaking only) and 22-23 October (sailing and/or canoeing); so please secure your place by contacting our bookings officer, Fiona, on  A 2017 Brownsea Calendar will be advertised in our next article (next edition of the Encompass), as well as posted on the Brownsea website by the start of June.

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brown7With 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

The full program, along with costs, will be in our next article (next edition of the Encompass), as well as being posted to the Brownsea website in the first week of June.

Yours in Scouting


Lee Rossow

Brownsea Water Activities Centre
Queensland Branch