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Build Your Own Boat Challenge (Scout or Youth Group)


A fun, exciting challenge that will test your teamwork and creativity … and most likely swimming also.



Designed to test the creativity and teamwork of individuals, this challenge is guaranteed to provide plenty of laughs as teams attempt to build their own Canoes out of cardboard and other recyclable materials, before testing it with a relay race around the pond at Leam Boat Centre.

Cardboard and Tape will be provided by the boat centre, but these will be finite resources. Teams should be encouraged to gather their own materials before turning up, to give them the best chance possible of building a boat that will stay afloat. Split into equal teams, they will be given 2 hours to assemble and race their boat, which needs to be capable of carrying one fully sized adult. Buoyancy Aids and paddles with be provided as the teams then race around the pond to, discover which team has built the fastest and most durable boat, whilst spectators can enjoy a good laugh if the inevitable happens.

This challenge will be the perfect activity for School groups, Scouts or even corporate groups looking to build teamwork within their respective organisations. The instructor from Leam Boat Centre will provide the information, equipment and safety on the water, but we ask that the leaders of respective groups take charge of the participants during the building exercise, with assistance from the Leam staff member.


A minimum age of 12 is recommended

Maximum number 32

A minimum fee applies equivalent to 12 people. The above price is per person.


Build Your Own Boat Challenge is available at Leam Boat Centre


Initially, phone or e-mail to arrange your date and time and check availability. We can make a provisional booking and reserve your slot in the diary.

To confirm your booking, we require a deposit of approximately 50% of the expected total (if the start date is more than 2 weeks ahead) or full payment if within 2 weeks of the start.

Final confirmation of numbers and full payment is required at least a week in advance of the session. This allows us to make sure we have the correct number of staff in place for your session.

We can accept payment either by cash, card, online or bank transfer. For schools/colleges an official purchase order is also acceptable to confirm your booking.

Please note we are unable to accept individual payments from course participants on our discounted youth group/school prices.

Upon confirmation of your booking, we will e-mail the group leader some information for participants about what to wear and bring, and a consent form. It is the responsibility of the group leader to disseminate this information as needed, and to bring completed consent forms for each participant to the first session.


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