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Phone (02) 9411 4088

Water Activities Policy
All Water Activities require participants to wear enclosed footwear and Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs), in accordance with the NSW Branch Water Policy. Participants should also be able to swim 50 metres. Additional and differing policies apply to Scuba Diving.

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Water Activities

The Region Water Team provides Flat Water Canoeing training that cater for everyone from Level 1 to Guide. More...

Sailing Fun Days for Cubs and Scouts, and Sailing Training for Scouts, Venturers, and Leaders. More...

Scuba Diving
Welcome to the fantastic underwater world. More...

Water Activities also includes windsurfing, power boating, and rowing.


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 )

Water Activities Centres

There are two Scout water activities centres that are conveniently located on Sydney's North Shore.

The North Harbour Scout Water Base is Sydney North Region's water base. The base coordinates Region canoeing and sailing activities and training.

The Water Activities Centre at Woolwich is run by NSW Branch, and can provide specialised training in canoeing, sailing, rowing, and power boating.


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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