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Boating in South Australian scouting has a rich tradition through its many Sea Scout groups.  While Sea Scout groups typically deliver a strong program emphasis on water based activities, boating activities and events are typically open to all.

Protected coastal areas of South Australia and the Murry River waterways lend themselves well to all kinds of sailing and rowing skill development and journeys.

How to make it happen

All scouting activities are subject to Scouting policies and procedures. Adult Leaders are responsible for ensuring the safety of Scouts and the compliance of activities and undertakings with Scouting policies and procedures.

Join in some Sea Scout fun

Boating, Rowing and Sailing activities are frequently undertaken by South Australian’s Sea Scout Groups.

Torrens District

Torrens District coordinate various events and activities across the year, most events would welcome any youth members to come and try their boating activities:


Sea Scouts Groups

All these groups are open to guest units, patrols or youth members from other scout groups to join in some of the fun on certain activities – please reach out to the contacts below.

Taperoo Sea Scouts


Northfield Sea Scouts


Prospect Sea Scouts


Fulham Sea Scouts


Somerton Park Sea Scouts


Port Noarlunga Sea Scouts


Goolwa Sea Scouts


Victor Harbour Sea Scouts


Suitable for: All youth members

Seahaven Camp
Seahaven, situated next to the Royal Yacht Squadron at Outer Harbor is the major Scout Association camp site for water activities on the sea, it has a long and distinguished history.

Seahaven can be used for a weekend, or at any time during the week, for groups who want to participate in water based activities.  It can also be used just as a campsite if you want a place to stay while you explore the area. There is a nearby train station if you want to travel into Adelaide city.

Location: 6 Bourne-Jones Road, Outer Harbour

Further info: Refer to the Sea Haven Camp Brochure

Additionally an interesting history of Seahaven can be found here

Bookings: Please use this booking form

Costs: Fees are charged at a day rate, please contact the Branch Leader Seahaven regarding fees and conditions


Scout Sailing @ RSAYS

Torrens District have a great relationship with the Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron and are fortunate to have access to a range of dingy’s suitable for sail training and fun on the water.

This includes the Little Tacker Cub Program which runs inside the safe waters of the Marina.

Please note: the 2021 RSAYS program will be confirmed after February 2021 – Please direct enquiries to the Torrens District with the contact details below

Further Info: Refer to the attached flyer




Boating Activity Day

The Scouts SA Boating Team are running a boating activity day (subject to weather)

The Boating Activity Day has been cancelled in Term 1.


Suitable for: Scout section and linking cubs of all OAS stages

Dates: tbc

Further Information:

Goolwa to Clayton Bay Event
Regrettably the 2020 Goolwa to Clayton has been deferred, keep in contact for subsequent event scheduling

The Scouts SA Boating Team coordinate the annual running of the Goolwa to Clayton sailing race towards the end of November each year.

The event consists of a main 10km race to Clayton on the Saturday, and novelty races on the Sunday.  Rookie sailing and rowing is also provided for those yet to develop their seamanship skills for the main challenge.

Suitable for: Scout section and linking cubs of all OAS stages

Dates: 27 – 29 Nov 2020

Costs: $25 per person for accommodation and event fees

Location: Goolwa Scout and Guide Hall, Daniel Street, Goolwa North


Regular Sail Races
Details of the 2021 Sail Races will be provided shortly

The Scouts SA Boating Team coordinate a regular racing schedule of sailing races throughout the year.

Suitable for: tbc

Dates: tbc


Scouts SA Boating Team

The Boating Team in South Australia holds numerous sailing activities throughout the year, including an annual rowing regatta that is open to all Scout Groups.


Leader In Charge Boating
Margaret McCallum


Training and Skill Development

Rowing and Sailing Adult Leader Endorsements

These courses provide the skills to achieve the following Scouts Australia endorsements:

  • Level 1 Rowing
  • Level 1 Sailing
  • Level 2 Sailing
  • Level 3 Sailing
2021 Term 1 Training Dates
2021 training dates will be confirmed soon

Suitable for: Adult Leaders and Rovers


Tingira Scout Sailing School

The Tingira Scout Sailing School is one of Scouts Australia’s premier sailing schools and operated by the Torrens District.  It is open to all members.

The full 9 stages of Outdoor Adventure Skills can be delivered through the school, together with the relevant VET accreditations

Dates: The 2021 Tingira Sailing School Schedule is yet to be confirmed.

Location: The school operates from the Royal South Australian Yacht Squadron, Outer Harbour

Costs: 2021 prices are yet to be confirmed (2020 course cost was $180)

Suitable for: Scout aged sections and above

Further Info: Refer to the attached flyer


Boating References

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