This course aims to consolidate your paddling skills in either or both disciplines (kayak, canoe), in the shelteredenvironment. Your fundamental paddling skills for flat water may be refined to allow you to become competent paddler.Efficient paddling forwards, acceleration, stopping, reversing, accurate manoeuvring, self rescues and rescuing others in deep water are covered along with journeying as a member of a group. Success on this course may lead to the Scout Stage 3 Paddlesport Badge and British Canoeing (BC) Paddlepower Discover or Paddlesport 2 Star award.
It is best suited to those 9 years old and above.
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.
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 BC 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.
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.
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 - 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.
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.
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.
|Event date||20 May 2017 9:15am|
|Event End Date||20 May 2017 4:30pm|
|Registration Start Date||03 Oct 2016 12:00am|
|Cut off date||22 Apr 2017 12:00am|
|Location||North Yorkshire Scouts Water Activites Centre|