This year 7 members of the group plus Clive and Karen took part in the Ripon to York canoe cruise. The Scouts and Explorer Scouts canoed or kayaked from Ripon to Aldwark where they camped overnight before continuing their journey to York. Clive and Karen however skipped the first days paddling to join the 9 other members of the water activity team on the second day where the bell boated from Alrwark to York. A bellboat is a bit like two very long canoes joined together, virtually impossible to capsize but with 11 adults not very much freeboard!
The photos show us launching the bellboat at Aldwark, a very dubious member of the water activity team, kayakists, canoeist, and bell boaters in Linton lock and getting ready for the off.
In total 35 Scouts, Explorers and Leaders plus members of the water activity team took part