Canoeing

Canoeing

We teach you to paddle and enable you to do your own Kayaking/Canoeing. You are taught in small groups by qualified British Canoeing Coaches.

British Canoeing (BC) awards and Scout Association Paddle Sport Activity Badges are covered together.

We cover:

  • British Canoeing (BC) awards
  • Scout Association Paddle Sport Activity Badges
  • Scout Association Adventurous Activity Permit – Paddlesports
  • Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) award – training for using Canoe and/or Kayaks

Courses 2022

Course Availability Location Price
BC Paddle Discover Weekend 1 (20-22 May)
Weekend 2 (17-19 June)
Weekend 3 (8-10 July)
Weekend 4 (2-4 September)
Weekend 5 (16-18 September)
Bewl Water £51 weekend
£31 Saturday
(£5 off Course 1)
BC Paddle Explore
BC Touring Award
BC Canoe Award
Canoe/Kayak practice & further experience
Foundation Safety & Rescue Training
SA Leader Paddling Permit
BC Open Water Touring
BC Multi Day Touring

BC = British Canoeing
SA = Scout Association

Training & Assessment

Canoe and Kayak Scouts/Explorer Scouts Guides Leaders/Adult Helpers
Training and Experience to improve skills
British Canoeing (BC) awards
Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) award training
Scouts Paddle Sport Activity Badges
Scout Association Adventurous Activity Permit - Paddlesports

Select your course

Starting Skills & Experience required Everyone Scout Leaders/Adult Helpers
Never paddled or little experience BC Paddle Discover
Some Experience BC Paddle Explore
BC Explore BC Touring Award or BC Canoe Award
BC Touring Award or BC Canoe Award SA Leader Paddling Permit
BC Touring Award BC Open Water Touring Award
BC Touring or BC Touring Open Water BC Multi Day Touring Award
BC Explore (or old 2 Star) BC Foundation Safety & Rescue Training (FSRT) SA Leader Paddling Permit

Scout Association Adventurous Activity Paddling Permit, Saturday = FSRT safety skills review, Sunday = Scouts Permit Leadership review.

If a Scout or an Explorer Scout, we cover the Scouts Paddle Sports badge requirements alongside the British Canoeing awards. Checkout the “Downloads” in our Information Centre.

Expectations at the start of the weekend

  • Never paddled / new to paddling – if you apply yourself, you stand a very good chance of gaining your BC Start, BC Discover and if a Scout your Scouts Paddle Sports Stage 1 and Stage 2, all in the one weekend.
  • BC Paddle Explore (Scouts Paddle Sports Stage 3) – following your BC Discover, you will need to have gained further paddling experience to achieve this award. Come on one of our weekends for further training and experience.
  • BC FSRT – if you paddle as a minimum at the level of BC Paddle Explore (or old BCU 2 Star) you are ready for the FSRT. This will also help towards your Scout Association Paddlesports Permit.
  • All other BC Awards, you need to paddle as a minimum at the level stated above and for assessment have the appropriate experience. If training, you will leave with a personal action plan to take you forward.
  • Scouts Leader Permit - you need to paddle as a minimum at the level stated above and for assessment have the appropriate experience. If training, you will leave with a personal action plan to take you forward.

Scout Leader Permit, we cover:

  • Bewl Water – Kayak and Canoe – B1 and B2 Open Inland
  • River Medway – Kayak and Canoe – B1 River

Checkout the “Downloads” in our Information Centre for:

  • Further information - British Canoeing Awards we cover
  • Further information - Scout Association Leader Permits
  • Further information - Guide Association