Water Activities Centre
Welcome to the Water Activities Centre (SWASH) Print E-mail

Welcome to all friends of SWASH.

We are OPEN and we even have some new boats courtsey of the Scouts NSW Branch

Please stay tuned for announcement of the SWASH activity calendar thru the Branch emails or check on Scout Event:


If you want to have fun on the water this is the place to be.

Here you will feel the blow of the breeze as you sail, enjoy the sights as you paddle a canoe up our lovely river ways, or the zoom of the Zodiac as you power around one of the world's greatest harbours.

We have a fleet of power boats, sailing boats and canoes which include  Corsairs, Lasers, Envys, canoes, two 4.7 meter Zodiac inflatable's, and a Tinny. So you don't need to have boats to be on the water with us, you use ours.

What we do:

Water Activities Days, showing everyone the time of their lives out on the greatest waterway in the world through one day familiarization experience in sailing, power boats & canoes.

At SWASH we run courses and workshops in sailing, canoeing, & power boating for various levels. These include courses in canoeing specially for Joey, Cub and Scouts badge work, There are workshops to assist you in obtaining your NSW Martime Boat License For Scouts, Venturers, Rovers and Leaders.

The Water Base has been situated at the Pointy end of the Point Road Woolwich since 1973, ever since the Hunters Hill Sailing Club moved to Merrington Place Woolwich. We have water access to the Lane Cove River and Sydney Harbour.

The base is staffed by volunteers of the Scout Association who are permanently attached to the base, as well as many Leaders, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers from Groups all over Sydney. The staff are known as S.W.A.T (Scout Water Activity Team) are a group of highly qualified, & motivated people, who are dedicated to training the youth, & adult members of the Scout Association. If you would like to become a staff member or helper please email the Booking Manager:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

SWASH is open to all members from Joeys, through to Leaders; yes this also includes Venturer's & Rovers. Many parents also enjoy coming out on the water. To avail your group of the all the SWASH has to offer, you just have to decide on what you want to do and contact us.

Update 4/12/23