Dragon Boating – Feb 2014

Dragon Boating – Feb 2014


A first for Thornton, when 7 of out Scouts had the opportunity to attend Doe Park Water Activities Centre in Denholme to undertake a Dragon Boating Session.

A spell on Doe Park in February isn’t for the faint-hearted, and after a not so methodical start and some excellent instruction our Scouts soon started to gather momentum and rowing in tandem.

After several demonstrations of how not to turn the boat around, and a few practice starts a series of timed runs were undertaken, with a 20% improvement in times by the time we’d finished our 2 hour session.

A well done to all who took part, and each of you will receive your Dragon Boating Activity Badge in recognition of your efforts – well done!