SCOUT BOATING MEETINGS 2021

SCOUT BOATING MEETINGS 2021

From MONDAY 26th APRIL we will start out summer terms water activities.

Initially at ESSA , where we will meet here until Fairlop reopens hopefully at the end of June.

Mondays 26 April, 10, 17, 24 May and 7 & 14 June

Boating Activities at ESSA; Meadgate Rd, Nazeing, Broxbourne EN9 2PB 

TIMES  Arrive   18.15- 18.30 (prompt please)   Collect 20.30

For directions please see map CLICK HERE
For those who use what 3 words the entrance is ; HANDLE.BACKS.PILE

Driving time from Woodford approx. 30 to 40 minutes.  The last few hundred yards are effectively “off road” a very bumpy track!

Please note, it is acceptable for parents to stay and watch AS LONG as you remain socially distant from the Scouts/Leaders and Instructors, Leaders and Instructors and observe the Covid protocol.  There is limited Free parking on site before the entrance.

The onsite “tuck shop” may be open for hot or cold drinks

Covid Rules as Face - Face Meeting on 19th April

Rules for boating activities:
SWIMMING ABILITY:  ALL SCOUTS TAKING PART IN BOATING ACTIVITIES SHOULD BE ABLE TO SWIM 50 METRES IN SHIRT AND SHORTS.  IF NOT PLEASE DISCUSS WITH A LEADER

Scouts should come dressed ready for boating, make sure you have sufficiently warm clothing and waterproofs.  Scout must bring a COMPLETE change of warm clothes, trainers/sailing shoes & towel (even if it is not wet as it can still be cold & the water temperature will be around 6 degrees and wind chill in the early summer evenings cannot be understated). NO wellies or flip flops NO long loose laces etc)  Also bring FULL waterproofs, (TROUSERS and JACKET), the centre can provide these for loan, but using your own will reduce unnecessary cleaning.  IF your child is not appropriately dressed, the centre instructors will insist that their wet suit and or waterproofs are worn.

There are changing facilities BUT THESE WILL BE CLOSED unless a child has actually been in the lake and is showing signs of getting cold!  It is unfortunately expected that if your Scout is just damp they will either have to travel home in that state or change in their parents car.

On arrival ALL visitors, Scout, Leaders  (and Parents if you wish to stay) MUST wash in the provided outdoor KNEE operated sinks. NO exceptions.

Scouts must cover minor scratches on exposed parts of the body with waterproof plaster, as a precaution against Weil’s disease.  (See note below)

BEHAVIOUR    It is imperative that all Scouts behave well at the centres and on the water and in the changing rooms.  Leaders’ and Instructors’ instructions must be promptly obeyed at all times.  Bad behaviour will result in suspension from the Troop.  Buoyancy aids must always be worn and no one is to be pushed in the water or jump off the pontoons, or capsize deliberately without permission.  Stones must NOT be thrown into the lake.  If you damage any equipment, you MUST tell a Leader immediately so it can be repaired.

Any queries please feel free to contact any of our Leaders!
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WEIL'S DISEASE AND CRYPTOSTORIDIUM

We always provide information about these diseases as a sensible precaution. For Weil’s disease, human infection occurs through exposure to water contaminated by infected animal urine or by direct or indirect contact with infected urine. In the UK, such exposure can include activities such as canoeing, windsurfing, swimming in lakes and rivers etc.

If caught this can result in a type of CHILL or an ATTACK OF 'FLU. IT CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS. If symptoms occur after boating contact your G.P. quickly and ask for a test for Weil's disease (an ELISA blood test).

Cryptostoridium is a parasite recently found to be present in streams and rivers and can cause illness. The chances of catching either disease would seem slight particularly if the following precautions are taken:

* Wash or shower after boating activities.

* Cover minor scratches on exposed parts of the body with waterproof plaster.

* Use footwear to avoid cutting feet

* Do not drink any pond or stream water unless boiled first.



36th Epping Forest South (Royal Navy Recognised Group 16) Sea Scout Troop
All Saints Church, Inmans Row, Woodford Wells, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 0NH


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