Our new County Water Activities Team which has been formed bringing together all water sports under the County Splash Scout Active Support Unit banner led by David Sheard who can be contacted via splash.manager@cumbriascouts.org.uk

At Scarness, we can offer Canoeing, Kayaking, Group Canoe, Sailing and by prior arrangement, rafting and Stand Up Paddle boarding; and we can provide Permit Holders.

The season runs April to October.

With regular session ran on Monday evenings, you can also book a day, weekend or week for exclusive use.


If you’ve not been to Scarness before, it’s a private campsite on the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake, owned by Cumbria Council.  Scouts have been operating out of there for 40 years.

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Who to contact

Andy Bennion is the Splash SASU Coordinator for Scarness and he can be contacted via splash.scarness@cumbriascouts.org.uk

The team are really keen to support the awarding of permits to facilitate more young people getting out on the water across the County. Many Cumbrian parents/Leaders have NGB qualifications, but no Scout permit, and the team can help facilitate these.

Scarness Fees

Evenings or half-days, on or off the water
£6 pp for a session for the first child or parent.
(reduced fee of £4 for each additional family member).

£10 for a full day on the water (whether camping or not).
£10 for a full day off the water (if NOT camping).

£10 per person per night.

Coaches / Leaders / Helpers don’t have to pay.