Two Centre Adventure
for Cubs and Scouts
Water here, water there
If your Cubs or Scouts love watersports – or just want to experience lots of them – try our two centre adventure!
You’ll soon understand why it’s our most popular overseas trip. With half your time spent on the Med, and the other half in the Ardèche, your group will have the chance to enjoy our widest range of watersports, including, the spectacular two-day canoe descent of the Ardèche river.
They’ll experience the dramatic landscape of the Ardèche and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the Med. It’s an action-packed experience, with the very best in instruction. In fact, should they wish to, your Scouts can obtain National Governing Body awards from the BCU and RYA.
But our Two Centre Adventure is worth so much more than just the experience and skills on the water – you’ll be amazed to see how your Scouts grow and how much they can achieve in a little over a week.
You’ll enjoy around three-and-a-half days at each location. The transfer between the two centres takes around three hours, and most groups use their transfer day to take advantage of a local excursion.
Ardèche River Adventure
The canoe descent of the Ardèche Gorge takes two or three days; many groups like to take the chance to camp out by the river on our optional overnight bivouac or you can return to your centre at the end of each day on the river.
Your Scouts will learn the basics of how to sail a variety of craft, in half-day sessions, including catamarans, windsurfers and sit-on kayaks.
There’s never a dull moment with our full programme of evening entertainment led by our enthusiastic centre team.
|Session 1||Session 2||Session 3||Session 4||Evening|
|Day 2||Arrival||Splash - Mimosa Beach||Catamaran Sailing and Sit-on Kayaks - Mimosa Beach||Superhero Auction and Disco|
|Day 3||Funboat Sailing - Mimosa Beach||Snorkelling - Cap D’agde - Black Sands Beach||Great Egg Race and Disco|
|Day 4||Windsurfing and Raft Building - Vendres Port||Pico Sailing - Mimosa Beach||Talent Show and Disco|
|Day 5||Excursion - Waterpark (and transfer day)||Robot Wars and Disco|
|Day 6||Ardèche River Canoeing - Day 1 - Peach Orchard to Trois Eaux (5km)||Trip to Vallon Pont D'Arc town and Disco|
|Day 7||Ardèche River Canoeing - Day 2 - Trois Eaux to Le Mas (12km)||Field Games - Ball Sports and Disco|
|Day 8||Ardèche River Canoeing - Day 3 - Le Mas to Sauze Plage (13km)||Depart for the UK|
Improve communication and leadership, teamwork and individual skills.
By taking them abroad you’ll see your youngsters develop in areas such as personal responsibility, independence, initiative, self-reliance and perseverance.
Facing and overcoming challenges with the support of their friends, leaders and PGL staff helps build confidence.
We’ll inspire an enthusiasm for the outdoors, for learning something new and for healthy pursuits in general.
Your group will have the chance to learn specific skills and can also obtain NGB awards.
Awards and Qualifications
Scouts can take part in gaining the following NGB awards and qualifications.
- British Canoe Union Paddlepower Awards
The Paddlepower Start award provides a framework for beginners in their first sessions on the water.
- Paddlepower Passport takes learners through four progressive levels covering Safety Awareness, Paddling Skills, Varied Experiences, and Supporting Knowledge.
- Royal Yachting Association - Start Sailing
Learn the key skills of dinghy sailing to achieve stage one of this award.