• Can we camp at the Water Activities Centre?

    Unfortunately, camping is not permitted at SWASH, however, you can camp on Cockatoo Island or we can put you in touch with a local group.

  • Do adults need to get in the water with kids?

    No, SWASH has a team of skilled and experienced volunteers who support the youth. However, if you are a registered member of Scouts and would like to participate in the activity, you are able to register.

  • Can parents participate?

    If parents are registered members of Scouting (eg Leader or Adult Helper), they can register to participate in activities. If not registered, parents are welcome to sit on the grass and catch glimpses of their children when they set off or return from their adventure.

  • What if the Leaders at our Group are not qualified?

    Not a problem, the SWASH team have all the skills and experience required. Leaders can still register to participate if they aren’t qualified.

  • What do you provide?

    We provide equipment, PFD’s, a team of experienced staff and for most activities a sausage sizzle for lunch. Scout Event lists what personal equipment you need to wear or bring.

  • What happens in wet/bad weather?

    The team is always assessing risks. If some rain is forecast, activities often still proceed as we are going to get wet anyway. If for any reason an activity needs to be cancelled, we would send an email the evening before an event.

  • What do we need to bring?

    When you book via Scout Event, the activity description lists everything you need to bring/wear and advises if morning tea or lunch is provided.