Traditional rafting, which is one of the oldest Scout activities is usually carried out on rafts constructed through the use of barrels, rope and poles using pioneering techniques and powered by sails or paddles.
Details of the Scout Associations guidelines on raft builind activities in scouting can be found here. A traditional Rafting Adventurous Activity Permit is required for all rafting taking place except in class C waters. The Assessment checklist for rafting (traditional) shows the areas that the Leader will need to demonstrate competence in to an Assessor. Definitions of water classification can be found in Rule 9.44: Classification of Waters and the National Directory of Waters is available on-line at scouts.org.uk/waterways.
For general raft building enquiries or to contact our County Advisor’s or Assessors.