Narrowboating courses

Give your girls a trip they'll never forget - take one of our narrowboating courses and learn how to become a skipper!

Become a Girlguiding skipper.

Navigate locks, explore waterways and even sleep aboard a boat - these courses will develop your skills so that you can take girls on narrowboating adventures.

Who can apply?

The courses below are open to all Girlguiding members aged 18 and over. Some courses are for beginners, and for others you will need some prior boating experience - contact the relevant training team to check.

What will I learn?

Most counties and regions are running modules of the Girlguiding Narrowboating Scheme which covers the theory, knowledge and practical skills you need to take girls out on the water.

It includes three compulsory modules on:

  • safety
  • boat handling
  • taking girls afloat.

Some regions are also offering taster days, events for girls, and further learning and development opportunities for more experienced skippers. 

When are the courses running?

Courses run throughout the year, and are organised by training teams in countries and regions. You can attend a course in any region - it doesn't have to be the region you belong to.

Warwickshire - 14 - 16 October 2022. The training will run from approximately 6.00pm on Friday 14 October until the end of the day on Sunday 16 October; the cost is £100 to include the hire of the boat, all training, handouts and food. The training will be based on Centenary, a 70ft narrow boat moored at Hillmorton Wharf, Rugby, Warwickshire 

How can I find out more and book?

For more information about these courses, you can email [email protected] and we will put you in touch.