Activity planning can be focused on the water. For example the learning of and experiencing of rope work, what to wear afloat, some knowledge of the parts of a boat and how to recognise an admiralty chart. The Cub Scouts could also be offered a chance to engage with a Scout Troop who would be in the process of maintaining and repairing their boats for the boating season.
The RNLI and the Coastguard offer some resources around safety on the water and safety at sea and are always willing to offer their services to work with young people in order increase their knowledge around this area. They also offer some exciting tours of their premises and craft. The Sea Scout handbook and the Sea Scout Leaders handbook offer user – friendly technical information to the Scouter.
Outdoor adventure centres around the country and some of the Scouting Ireland campsites e.g. Killaloe, offer resources and instructors to help the Cub Scouts achieve their Boatman Badges and most especially the area around the actual water activities themselves.
Cub Scouts participating in a dedicated nautical symbolic framework within their Section or Group are known as Cub Sea Scouts.