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Scouts Sailing

Scouters and Parents
Here's what you need to know.

The Glenmore Sailing Club is excited to partner with Scouts Canada to help youth experience sailing and earn sailing badges as part of The Canadian Path.

Sailing Skills 1
(competencies taught during course)
This 3-hour course is offered six times per week and includes safety and sailing theory and a minimum of 1 hour of sailing.

No prerequisite for this course. 3 hour course ($33 + $6 Sail Canada Levy+ GST)

Sailing Skills 2
(competencies taught during course)
This 10 hour course runs over two days on weekends. This course expands the knowledge and independence of the participant through ashore instruction and eight hours of sailing. 

There is some content youth must cover in their Scouting group prior to participating in this course (safety rules near water, signs and symptoms of mild hypothermia, three common whistle signals, knots (reef, sheet bend, figure eight), use of a throw bag, swim 50 meters wearing a PFD).

10 hour course ($106 + $6 Sail Canada Levy+ GST)

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Has the Glenmore Sailing Club signed the Scouts Canada Indemnification Agreement?
    • Yes

    What ages of kids can participate in the Scouts Sailing program?

    • Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers
    • In the fall of 2019, Scouts Canada made changes to several Standards which now precludes Beavers from participating in sailing programs. 
    • From Scouts Canada "there are many exciting adventures for the younger youth to look forward to in Cub Scouts and older sections."

    Do we need a membership at the sailing club to take sailing courses?

    • No
    What is the ratio of youth to sailing instructors?
    • 1 to 7 participants
    How safe is sailing?
    • Very. The Optimist sailboats we use to teach new sailors are stable and easy to sail.
    • We have two sizes of sails for the Optimist sailboats so youth can safely enjoy sailing across a wider range of weather conditions. The smaller sails are used when there is a bit more wind to ensure the kids have a great experience sailing. 
    • The Sailing Club has a coach / safety boat providing instruction and ensuring youth are safe while on the water.
    • The City of Calgary Boat Patrol is out on the Glenmore Reservoir and can provide safety assistance if required.
    • Statement of Risk and Waiver for sailing.
    Does my child need to be able to swim to go sailing?
    • No. Lifejackets or PFD's are mandatory (City of Calgary Bylaw) when anyone is on the Glenmore Reservoir. 
    Are there any required prerequisites before going sailing?
    • Not for the Level 1 course.
    • Youth have two skills which need to be achieved in a pool or other body of water as there is no swimming in the Glenmore Reservoir. These skills are (1) jump in chest-deep water while wearing a PFD and (2) blow bubbles in the water for 10 seconds .
    How many youth can participate at one time?
    • up to 14 per session
    • For younger / smaller youth, the Optimist sailboat can be sailed with two youth aboard. There are two controls in the boat (rudder and mainsail) and the youth take turns steering and controlling the sail.
    • Older youth would sail an Optimist individually.

    What if the youth want yet more sailing?
    The Club has week-long summer sailing camps and Scouts Canada youth receive a 10% discount off sailing camp registration fee.

    Club Location:
    8601 24 St SW, Calgary, AB T2V 5H9
    (South Glenmore Park) - view map

    The Club is fully wheelchair accessible.

    Mailing Address:
    Box 72107, Glenmore Landing PO
    Calgary, Alberta T2V 5H9

    Phone: (403) 238-2044

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    Donate to Youth Sailing

    Our youth sailing program  charitable donations are generously managed by
    Parks Foundation Calgary.

    Learn more and donate online

    Our thanks for their support!

    Thank you for your support

    McKenzie Towne

    Thank you for the grant to purchase boats and equipment for our youth sailing programs.

    Thank you for the Amateur Sport Grant to purchase boats and equipment for our youth sailing programs. 

    Thank you to the Community Initiatives Program for funding to purchase boats and equipment for our youth sailing programs.

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    Alberta Sailing Association 

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