Our Headquarters

Waterside Lodge

Waterside Lodge is based on Southport’s Marine Lake and as well as being our District Scout Headquarters, providing exciting water and land based activities for our Scouts, we have also made it an Activity Centre for the Community, Schools, Charities, Sea Cadets etc, as well as for Scouting and Guiding from other parts of the Country.

The Centre is run and maintained by our Active Support Unit which mainly comprises of people involved in Scouting who have also become fully qualified Instructors in their chosen field.

The Centre is AALA registered, an RYA Training Centre and BCU affiliated and meets all the required standards for safe and healthy adventures including :-

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Bellboating
  • Dragonboating
  • Rafting
  • Power Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Indoor Archery
  • Indoor Air rifle Shooting
  • Traversing Wall
  • Pioneering

The building itself offers Function Rooms, Commercial Kitchens and Dining Rooms, Training Rooms, Shower and Changing facilities and Sleeping Accommodation for up to 44 people. Outside there are Camping and Caravan facilities.




Scouting provides a second family to lots of young people. It’s a safe place where they can aspire and grow.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls