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District Cub Boating Day - 23 June 2018


This year's Cub Boating Day will follow the same format as the last couple of years, with every Cub having the opportunity to try out two different water activities.

Participation goes towards the following staged badges:
  • Time on the Water +2 sessions
  • Paddle Sports (stage 1) – sections 3, 4 and 5
  • Nautical Skills (stages 1 and 2) – section 1
If you wish to complete Paddle Sports stage 1 and Nautical skills stage 2 badges with your Cubs you can download the booklet and suggested answers put together by 33rd Oxford Jacala Cubs - completion of everything in this booklet together (during a Pack evening), together with attendance at the District Boating Day (or a similar taster session) covers all requirements for these badges.

When collecting permission forms for this activity please ensure that you ask whether your Cubs are able to swim and ensure that we are made aware of any non-swimmers. They are still able to participate fully but it means that that the instructors are better equipped for the session.

Saturday 23rd June 2018 – choose either morning (08.30-12.45) or afternoon (12.00-16.15): the schedule provides further detail.

Park and meet the Cubs at Wolvercote public car park (not suitable for minibuses due to height restrictions - if you are bringing a minibus we suggest you contact The Trout Inn)
Boating at 33rd Oxford Boat Base, King’s Lock, Wolvercote
Note: if any leader or Cub who wishes to attend is unable to walk from the car park to the boat base we are able to make special arrangements for parking which is located just on the other side of the lock (it will still be necessary to cross the lock and walk along the footpath to the boat base)

How much?
£5 per Cub, in cash, payable on the day – this covers the costs of boat fuel and electricity at the base, badges, a donation to those who assist and refreshments for the Cubs. 
Note: if you book a space you will be required to pay the £5 unless you cancel no later than Friday 1st June (so we have time to fill it) or we manage to fill it despite a later cancellation.

How many?
We are limited to a total of 80 Cubs, 40 in the morning and 40 in the afternoon. This is a very popular event and no matter how we allocate spaces someone always ends up disappointed, but we are trying to take as fair an approach as possible.

How do we book?


Due to the popularity of this event, numbers for all Packs will initially be limited to a maximum of 10 Cubs per Pack. All bookings must be made using the web site form.

First priority this year, through until Friday 11th May, will be given to Packs who did not attend last year (2nd Oxford, 3rd Oxford, 8th Oxford, 15th Oxford, 22nd Oxford (both Packs), 28th Oxford, 35th Oxford, 37th Oxford, 40th Oxford (Adventure), 54th Oxford, 1st Thame (all Packs)).

After Friday 11th May, remaining spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. You can respond immediately, and we’ll add you to the reserve list in the order in which you respond. If any spaces remain after 25th May, these will be made available to Packs which already have 10 booked. 

What should we bring?
Cubs need clothes and shoes (eg plimsolls) that can get wet – please arrive ready dressed in boating clothes! Bring a complete change of clothes including shoes, and don’t forget towels and sunscreen. Cubs will get wet…

Help required!
David Eyles, from the 33rd, will be running the event. However, the more qualified adults we have on the water, the more Cubs we can have out and having fun. If anyone is / knows someone who is water qualified for Scouting purposes please ask them to contact David ( to offer their assistance!

We also need adults on the bank to help Cubs get ready / prepare refreshments / generally be available to assist. Please bring at least one adult per Pack.
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