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County Activity News (including courses and training)

We again have a full programme of activities for the year and you will find details below. We are adding new opportunities as they arise. These courses book up quickly and I would encourage you to book early if you want a place. The events are listed below and in the newsletter

Howard Nelson, Deputy County Commissioner (Activities)

RYA Powerboat Level 2 Course, Saturday 3 March, Saturday 17 March 2018

The course will be held on Saturday 3 and Saturday 17 March 2018 at Girton Sailing Club from 9am - 4pm each day. Please bring appropriate waterproof and warm clothing to be out on the water all day. Minimum age 13. Cost £60 - only available to Lincolnshire Scout members, Cheques payable to Lincolnshire Scouts.

The booking form and details are here

YPS TUTOR Course  Saturday 14- Sunday 15 April 2018, 9- 5pm each day.

The standard course for "taster" sessions in air rifle shooting is the NSRA Youth Proficiency Scheme Tutor's Diploma. This equips candidates to run have-a-go sessions in air rifle shooting and also to take young people for introduction to shooting over a longer period (as in Scouts or other uniformed groups). It is the standard qualification used by members of the British Activity Holiday Association (BAHA) and also written into Scout POR's (operating procedures). Topics Covered:

Range construction
Basic shooting skills
Session plans
Scoring targets and competition
Shooting games

The course takes place at Pecks Drove campsite at Spalding and all equipment and documentation are included in the course fee. Course participants will need to bring their lunch/ hot drinks and catering is not provided. Coffee and tea may be available. Camping can be provided if necessary at a small additional cost.  All members who are aged 17 and over on the day of assessment are eligible to take part.  Cost £75 for Lincolnshire Scout Members, £100 for Non-Lincolnshire Scout Members. Course held at                South Holland District Activity Campsite, Peck's Drove, Clay Lake, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 6BH

More information from   

Complete the booking form if you wish to attend and send to YPS, Lincolnshire Scouts, 5 Rutland Close, South Witham, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG33 5QA with the full course fee to secure your place and full payment will need to be received by 1st March 2018 to secure your place. Cheques should be payable to Lincolnshire Scout County. Places will be secured on a first paid basis and only confirmed when the course fee is received. Course fees are not refundable if you are unable to attend the course.​

Cubs on the Water (COW) Saturday 12 May and Sunday 13 May 2018

Two one day events are being held on Saturday 12 May and Sunday 13 May at Girton Sailing Club. Bookings to packs will be open soon . Demand is expected to be high.  Packs can choose to attend either day (but not both). Booking form here

Saturday is now FULLY BOOKED

Introduction to Bushcraft Camp (Leaders) Saturday 9 - Sunday 10 June 2018

This is being held on Saturday 9 - Sunday 10 June at Laughterton Campsite. More details to follow.

eSpalsh Saturday 15 September -Sunday 16 September 2018

This is being held from Saturday 15-Sunday 16 September. More details to follow.