Scout Groups

Berkshire Sail Training Centre,  based in Theale near Reading   is very proud to work  with many local Scout groups and Explorer Units,  providing sailing, stand up paddle boarding and raft building activities in our safe and enjoyable surroundings.  We are very fortunate  that some of our instructors are themselves Scouts and  Explorers so we can offer the very best Scouting based learning environment.

As a dedicated water sports centre, we have the perfect facilities for your Cub Pack, Scout Troop or Explorer Unit to have fun while completing  the new staged Sailing and Nautical Skills badges.

Sailing Staged Activity Badge

⦁    Stage 1 can be completed during an evening or half day  activity session
⦁    Presentation certificates and badges can be arranged
⦁    For stages 2, 3 and 4 we offer RYA courses each of which can be completed as a 2 day course. Details on request

Nautical Skills Staged Activity Badge

Stages 1 and 2 can be completed  as an evening or half day activity session for sailing or rafting.
⦁    Presentation certificates and badges can be arranged
⦁    Stage 3 can be completed over 2 activity sessions in any of the same sports.
⦁    Stage 4 and 5 are covered by the  RYA Stages 3 and 4  2-day courses

Other Activity badges that we can cater for include


Power Coxswain Activity Badge by completing the RYA Powerboat Level 2 course (2 days).


For those interested in instructor activity badges, some of our instructors at the centre are Scouters or have been Scouts. Please contact us for further details.

Feel free to call us to discuss your water based activity requirements.