17AW016 Paddlesport - Improvers Training and Badge Day

Never Paddled before? This is the course for you

About The Course

Whether paddling kayak or canoe your basic skills may be improved and advanced skills for maneuvering and rescues will be introduced and developed and may prepare you for a guided day trip on flat sheltered water. This is day event may lead to the gaining of Scout Stage 2 Paddlesport badge and British Canoeing Paddlepower Passport Awards. It is best suited to those 9 years old and above.

Is It For Me / What Can I Achieve

If you are new to the sport or are already an experienced paddler and want to learn more, then this course is for you.
Paddle Power - These awards are split into four progressive levels based on 24 topics which are grouped into Safety Awareness, Paddling Skills, Varied Experiences, and Supporting Knowledge
The BC Star Awards – These awards are split in to four parts; Personnel Paddling Skills, Rescue Skills, Safety, Leadership and Group Skills and Theory. With enthusiasm and commitment the One Star award can be completed in a day but the next levels will take more time and the use of different venues.
These awards are designed to introduce you to all aspects of paddle sport. Therefore, training and assessment will be tackled in both kayaks AND canoes, both as an individual and in tandem craft.

I'm new to Paddle Sport?

As a Cub or Scout you will start on the path of the BC Paddle Power Scheme.
As an Explorer you will start on the BC Star Award scheme.
If you are a member of the Scout Network or a Leader, then you will undertake the BCU Star Awards.
I've nearly completed a Paddle Power Log Book?
This day is still for you. With guidance from your coach you will be able to tick of more skills in your log book and maybe complete the book. So DON'T forget your Log Book! Explorers with an incomplete Paddle Power Logbook will need to complete that book before transferring to the Star Award scheme.

I already hold a BC Star or Paddle Power Award?

If you already hold a BC Star Award in any discipline then you will move on to the next level in Paddle Power or BCU Star Awards. At the start of the day your coach will ascertain your skill level and provide training to meet your requirements.

Your Day

On arrival, and after a centre briefing, you will have a short discussion with your coach about what you want out of the day and the format of the training. Then it's on the water for lots of FUN, learning new skills or refining old. Feedback on your achievements' will be given by your coach at the end of the day with an action plan on where to go next.

Arrival & Departure

Arrival - 09:15
Departure – 16:30
North Yorkshire Scouts Water Activites Centre, Ellerton Park, Nr Catterick. DL10 6AP (Grid Reference SE253982)


Camping by agreement with the land owner, John Thompson. Phone Number: 01748 811373


There are toilets and showers available at Ellerton Park. These are public access and not under the control of the Scout Activities Centre. Use of these facilities will be covered in the centre brief at the start of the day.
There is ample car parking.

Kit List

You will need at least two sets of clothing to get wet in (clothes made of synthetic material or thermals are best- NO JEANS) and a pair of old trainers together with a set of waterproofs (jacket and trousers) to help keep the wind off as well as your travelling clothes and shoes. A towel is also essential.
Also don't forget a drink and packed lunch- hot and cold water will be available if you need it to make up your drink.

Further information & Logbooks

Please bring any logbooks or award books with you on the day so that they can be signed by your instructor to record your progress. If not they are available on the day.

The course capacity is 16, the minimum number required as at the 22nd April 2017 is 6.

Event Properties

Event date 20 May 2017 9:15am
Event End Date 20 May 2017 4:30pm
Registration Start Date 03 Oct 2016
Capacity 10
Registered 8
Available place 2
Cut off date 22 Apr 2017
Individual Price £30.00
North Yorkshire Scouts Water Activites Centre
Ellerton Park
North Yorkshire Scouts Water Activites Centre
£30.00 2
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