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History of Long Eaton Trent Lock Scout Activity Centre

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  Long Eaton District Scouts took over the site of the old Three Counties Sailing Club. A rowing boat and a few old canoes were obtained and water activities started
  SAC gained recognition as an RYA Teaching Establishment
  The old hut was pulled down one weekend. Its replacement was a wooden hut which used to be the GPO sorting office at Heanor. Building the foundations and erecting the new hut took six months
  A new water supply was created with a pipe laid under the river from a header tank on the north bank
  A new ferry boat commissioned with a steel-hull and inboard engine, named 'Liberty 2'
  Construction of a new slipway
  Severe flood in November. The water level rose over 25cm deep in the main hut. See our pictures in the gallery
  Foot and mouth disease caused the site to be closed for 3 months during the Spring
  The ferryboat Liberty sank around Easter but was recovered with the help of British Waterways crane barge which just happened to be at Sawley at the time. See the pictures in the gallery
  Long Eaton District ‘Centenary Plus One’ camp took place and we accomodated over 300 campers
  Record visitors during the season. 1,070 weekend campers and 1,090 evening visitors
  The website,, goes online with live feeds from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
  It was wet. 8 weekend camps cancelled because the river was too high and too fast