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Wiarton Scout Sailing Centre

Status: Closed

Updated: 2008-05-19. Something not right? Please update the information.
Sizeempty
Coordinates44.807738,-81.240016
Street Address264 Red Bay Rd, South Bruce Peninsula, ON (Map may be inaccurate)
Nearest townWiarton, Ontario
NTS Mapempty
Operated byScouts Canada, Shining Waters Council, Sunset Area
InformationTerry Ferenczy; Phone: +1 519 534 1927
BookingsSame as above
AccommodationFacilitiesProgram
Tenting sites: Yes
Adirondack shelters: No
Villages: No
Cabins: No
Drinking water: Yes
Emergency phone: Yes
Mobile phone coverage: Unknown
Picnic tables: Yes
Cooking shelters: No
Appliances in cabins: No
On-site store: Unknown
Shopping nearby: Unknown
Showers: Unknown
Indoor washrooms: Unknown
Wheelchair washroom: Unknown
Swimming
Sky Lake
Major hiking trails nearby
Bruce Trail
Opportunities
Formal campfire circle, fishing, sailboats available, lake frontage, canoeable water.

Description

The Wiarton Scout Sailing Centre provides beginner sail training for Scouts. A typical weekend includes basic sail training, a few hours sailing on Sky Lake with three 12′; dinghies, and a few hours on Georgian Bay sailing a 28′; keelboat based at the Wiarton Marina. Camping is available at Cedar Grove Camp, a private camp on Sky Lake.

In 2001, Scouts Canada was donated a 28′ sailboat and received a $39,100 Trillium Foundation grant. Shortly thereafter, the Scouter who had coordinated the project moved away and the project became dormant until 2006 when it was revived by 1st Wiarton Scout Group. The program closed in 2007 due to non-existent support from Scouts Canada and a lack of participation in the program. The sailboats were sold and the money retained by 1st Wiarton Scout Group as partial reimbursement for their investment in the program.

For More Information

InformationTerry Ferenczy; Phone: +1 519 534 1927
BookingsSame as above

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