Guide and Scout Water Activities Centre
The Guide and Scout Water Activities Centre is situated on the foreshore at Sandringham Harbour. The Centre offers a variety of opportunities to experience water activities on Port Phillip Bay. It is equipped with a range of sailing dinghies, canoes, paddle-boards, and safety boats and PWC’s.
Excellent facilities are available for use by all members of Scouts and Guides and their families. There are regular Water Activities Days for fun and an Introduction to Water Activities, ranging from dinghy sailing, canoeing, paddle-boarding to beach activities, rotating around each activity every hour.
Water Activities Days allow a variety of programs for age five and upwards. All activities are dependent upon the weather, participant numbers and supervision from visiting Leaders. We can also provide programs to meet all badge level requirements (including the OAS) across all Sections or we can arrange a special activity day for Regions or Districts who would like to run a day themselves. Facilities are also available to host weekend events mixing water activities at the centre with other big smoke activities, especially if you are a rural or regional Group. Email to discuss your suggestions/requirements or watch monthly Be Informed for updates.
All on water equipment is provided by the centre including boats, boards, paddles, PFDs (life jackets) etc. mobile radio communications and safety boats. First aid room, BBQ, kitchen facilities and sleeping accommodation are also available. Leader requirements will vary from program to program. However, in general, the centre will provide staff with the required training to operate the sailing and safety craft, while Groups using the centre must provide general supervision, assist with activities and a First Aid Officer.
Evening paddling, during warmer months, can be arranged depending upon Leader availability and weather. A BBQ meal of sausage, bread and soft drink can be provided at extra cost.
Bookings are essential and need a preferred minimum of 20 participants. Maximum is dependent on Leader assistance. Booking and further information regarding our activities program, costs or general enquiries regarding the centre send to - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking fees will apply in the council car parks, this is the only parking available for participants or their transporting parents.