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Power boating

Power boating includes a variety of boats which sit in or on the water but are all powered by an engine, there are various types of craft which allow for simple river trips through to high speed planing.

Who is it suitable for?
Younger sections could participate in power boating to experience the activity, enjoying the ride and taking in the surroundings whilst Scouts, Explorers and Scout Network would be able to learn skills enabling them to take the helm and control the power boat.

Badge Links
All sections Time on the Water Staged Activity Badge
Scouts Power Coxswain Activity Badge
Explorers Water Activities Activity Badge

How to run/provide power boating

There are 3 ways of running Power boating in Scouting. These are:

  1. Scout-led activity - running power boating yourself or using someone else in Scouting

  2. Externally-led activity - running power boating using an external provider

  3. Activity for adult groups - running power boating for a group entirely of adults

Useful links

The National Governing Body for power boating is:

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