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Family Water Day - Cancelled

posted Mar 19, 2010, 1:32 PM by Chris Smith   [ updated Mar 19, 2010, 10:11 PM by Admin SJSS ]
Unfortunately the weather forecast for strong winds means that, for safety reasons, the water day tomorrow is cancelled.

We will attempt to find other options to get our cubs and keas out on the water with the Scouts.

Regards, Scott
Good evening,

This coming Sunday, the 21st of March we’re going to have the family water day that was postponed from the end of February.  If you and your children fancy going out on the water with the Scouts, please come along and join in.

The day will start from 11:00am and go through to 4:00pm with boats coming out of the water by then for wash down and putting away.  For boating activities it is important that all participants are prepared.  This means a set of clothes for on the water.  We recommend polypropylene top and pants and shorts (above the knee) with a fleece sweatshirt and windproof jacket.  Prepare for a hot day with a sunhat and suncream but dress on the water as if it is going to be cold.  Have a towel and dry set of clothing for the participants to change into as soon as they are off the water – everyone will get wet to some extent.

Compulsory water clothes include footwear that the children and adults can wear in the water.  The beach is the site of an old dump and it frequently has broken glass and sharp metal objects.  No footwear no water activities.  If wearing shorts they must be above the knee.  Everyone participating in the water activities will wear a lifejacket provide by St James – we have plenty.

We will be putting on a barbecue at lunch time and the group will provide sausages and bread for the BBQ and we ask that families bring salad and or a dessert for a shared lunch at midday.

Lets hope for good weather and no Tsunami warning on Sunday.  

And a reminder that next week we will start packing and delivering local Hutt Valley telephone directories.  Packing books on Thursday evening from 5:00pm at the den with a fish and chips provided, and deliveries starting on Saturday morning (27th) from 8:00am.

Regards, Scott

Scott Rodgers
Group Chair, St James Sea Scouts Group