Flat water canoe skills 17&18Feb2024

Event Details
Sat 17th Feb 2024 (9am) to Sun 18th Feb 2024 (4pm)
Swallow Rock Reserve Grays Point
End of Swallow Rock Dr Grays Point
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All other attendees - $10.00
Trained Participant (level 2) canoeing base leader - Free
Open: Sun 28th Jan 2024 (9pm)
Close: Wed 14th Feb 2024 (11.59pm)
Brief Summary:
Flat water canoe skills (canoe course). Suitable for Scouts and older. Canoes, paddles & PFDs (life jackets) to be arranged through your group (not provided as part of the course). Complete portions of Paddle badgework. Venturers & older can gain evidence for canoeing qualifications.
Additional Information

This canoe skills course will be run over 2 separate days, but not camping overnight. Attendance at both days is required. Saturday will cover paddling skills, recovery from capsize as well as safety and planning aspects (first aid, weather, navigation, knotting). Sunday will be a day paddle up the Hacking River to further develop paddling skills and also will cover canoe journey equipment and packing. You'll need to pack gear so it stays dry for this day. It is important to attend both days to develop sufficient skills and knowledge. Both Saturday and Sunday will commence at 9am and finish at 4:00pm.

You will require:

  • a seat in a canoe, paddle & PFD (life jacket) (leaders from each group to arrange)
  • shoes to wear in the water (enclosed shoes, no thongs, sandals or crocs)
  • sun protection (T shirt or rashy, board shorts, hat, sunscreen)
  • food and drinks
  • towel
  • If glasses or sunnies are worn they should have a string to keep them on, you will be capsizing.

This activity is suitable for scouts and older. Youth members should be able to complete Stage 3 paddling badge or components of higher stages. Venturers, Rovers & Leaders can use skills demonstrated towards Safe or Trained Participant (old level 1&2 canoeing) qualifications. Advise activity leaders if you want this.

A limited number of region canoes are available. Contact activity coordinator if required. $15 hire fee per canoe applies. Glenn Austin 0417 272 978 glenn.austin@nsw.scouts.com.au

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