11th Rotherham Goes Canoeing

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Over the past 5 weeks, our Beavers, Cubs, and Scouts have all ventured down to Kiveton Park Canal and Shireoaks Marina for a night of canoeing.

Kiveton Park, Shireoaks Canal

Armed with a paddle, buoyancy-aid, and an eagerness to explore the open water our sections have made a splash (thankfully not literally).

Our group learned about staying safe on the water, how to paddle (it’s quite important!), and the names of the parts of our Canadian canoes, even the name of the funny little rope at the end of the boats; the painter – or an artist if you’re funny.

Cubs on the canal

For some, it was their first time in a canoe whilst others are seasoned experts, but everyone got stuck in and gave it their 100% and we all really enjoyed it!

To prove just how hard it was to capsize a boat we all played a game of fruit salad, we rafted up and joined all the boats up in a line, everyone was given a name of a fruit and when their fruit was called they had to jump up and switch boats with another fruit. We had some wobbly feet but no one fell in – phew.

Scouts playing fruit salad on the canal