Flat Water &/or Up to Grade 1 Canoe RPL

Event Details
Sat 12th Oct 2024 (10am to 3pm)
73 The Point Rd, Woolwich NSW 2110, Australia
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Participant - $32.00
SWASH Team - Free
Open: Mon 1st Jul 2024 (5.55pm)
Close: Mon 23rd Sep 2024 (5.55pm)
Maximum 18 people
Scouts NSW, Water Activities Centre
Brief Summary:
An opportunity for experienced sailors to gain their trained participant in sailing. This event is for currently registered Ventures, Rovers, Leaders and Adult helpers. Please see additional information for all details.
Additional Information

The purpose of this day is to provide the opportunity for experienced canoeists to demonstrate their skills to support gaining trained participant in canoeing on either Flatwater or Up to Grade 1 rivers. It is a combination of demonstrating your skills in this session and your log book that determines what level you achieve.

The Water Activities Centre (SWASH) will provide canoes, paddles and PFD's.

On the day, you will demonstrate practical skills including:

  • Choosing and checking your gear before getting on the water
  • Consistently following safety procedures and safely negotiate hazards
  • Teamwork and communication skills and signals
  • Consistently controlling the direction of your canoe going forward, in reverse and sideways using a range of strokes
  • Completing two self-rescues following a capsize, swimming self and craft a maximum of 50 meters to shore
  • Completing 3 deep water rescues to assist a single capsized paddler using these techniques:
    • T (or x) rescue
    • Curl rescue
  • Provide one contact tow
  • Provide one tow using a towline with a quick release system

You will also demonstrate knowledge through:

  • Bringing gear/clothing appropriate for the conditions
  • Providing a safety brief (please bring a prepared written safety brief with you)
  • Participating in a group discussion on:
    • risks associated with canoeing
    • techniques for storing items in the canoe
    • International grading system
    • Scout Policies and Procedures for Adventurous Activities.

On the day, you need to bring your:

  • Up to date logbook
  • Completed canoe workbook if you are not already a safe participant in canoeing. See attached documents

In addition to demonstrating your canoeing skills, to become a trained participant you also need:

  • Core modules (We can assist if required, just let us know in advance)
  • Basic water rescues (You need to enrol in this independently)
  • Current first aid cert (You need to enrol in this independently)
  • Navigate in tracked environments (You need to enrol in this independently)

A sausage sizzle and can of drink will be provided for lunch. 

Activities are subject to suitable weather conditions. If for any reason the event is cancelled, you will be able to rebook or obtain a refund. If you are unable to attend after registering, you will not be entitled to a refund. 

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Event Documents

  Download Canoeing Workbook

To be completed in advance and brought along on the day.

Registrations Open
Payment Options
This event is administered by:
Scouts NSW, Water Activities Centre

Once you have submitted your registration, an invoice (summary sheet) will be generated with instructions on how to pay for this event. The following payment options will be available to you:

Credit/Debit Card