Meet at Lake Parramatta at 08.30 for a day of picnicking, fun and games paddling in a clean, calm, flat water environment. Participants will need to wear uniform to and from the venue and bring the following: - Lunch, Snacks, Drink, Water Bottle, 2 towels, a change of clothes, warm jumper, water shoes, knee pads or thick foam(for kneeling in the boat they have a hard bottom), rash vest, swimmers, boardies or long shorts, goggles, sunscreen, and a hat. Participants and parents without water shoes, sunscreen and a hat will not be permitted to participate. Please do not be late as parking is not plentiful (in fact less plentiful than before as some of the car park has become picnic area).
There is a cafe on site and BBQs (which book out pretty fast early in the morning)
Joey Scouts must be accompanied by a parent for the day. Cubs may be accompanied by a leader or parent. Cub participants should be able to tread water, float and swim a minimum of 25 metres using any stroke whilst wearing a life jacket.
Groups are encouraged to bring along Group Canoes, life jackets and paddles. SIS water activity qualified guides and leaders will be present to help novice paddlers.
We will have a few games where you can practice your skills and have some fun.