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Canoe or Kayak Training FAQ

         (Flat and undemanding water)

Q

How can I become a Trained Canoe or Kayak Leader?

A

Refer to  Adventurous Scout Activities Activity Leader Training Flow chart For Canoe or Kayak

Q

Does the Canoeing / Kayaking Course cover everything on the flow chart?

A

No, it only covers Common Core Level 1 basic training (Communication, Navigation, Maintain Temporary or Overnight Site)  and the Canoe or Kayak Basic skill set (Demonstrate simple canoeing or kayak skills, Perform deep water rescues, Apply canoeing or kayaking skills

Q

What If I have already completed Common Core Level 1 basic training?

A

You won’t need to do it again

Q

Are there any E learning Modules?

A

There are Level 1 Common Core modules and  Level 1 Canoeing/Kayaking to be completed on Scout Central under Training for Adventurous Activity Leaders

Q

Is the course all Theory?

A

No, there are few lectures and 6 simple workbooks to be completed, but most of the course is practical in boats (Learn by doing!)

Q

Who can Apply?

A

Venturers, Leaders, Rovers

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How do I apply?

A

Submit a completed A4 (Leader/ Rover) or Y4 (Venturer) to Scout HQ

Q

How much does the course Cost and how do I pay?

A

$100/ Student; Either by Direct Deposit into Account: (BSB / Account No.) 633-000 158299305 or by Cheque made payable to: - Scouts Australia (SA) Adventurous Activities Canoe Team

Q

Will I receive a refund if I pay for but don’t attend the course?

A

Non-attendance will incur an admin penalty of $30.00

Q

Where will the course be held?

A

Day 1 - Adventurous Activities Centre, Anderson Ave Glenelg North Google map Activity Centre

Day 2 - Garden Island Boat Ramp, Google Map Garden Island Boat Ramp

Second Weekend consists of an overnight journey starting for example at Blanchetown

Q

Do I have to know how to paddle and how fit do I have to be?

A

It would help to have some paddling experience, but not essential.  The course isn’t overly strenuous but you do have to be able to perform deep water rescues.

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Do I have to be able to Swim?

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Candidates must demonstrate that they can swim 50 metres, fully clothed and wearing a PFD.

Q

Do I have to have my own boat, paddle and PFD?

A

No, you will use Scout equipment for the Training.

Q

What do I bring to the course?

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Personal Medication, Pens, Pencils, Food - suitable for the activity. Clothing- Top with sleeves ( no singlets exposing top portion of the arms are to be worn),Shorts / bathers, Hat (sun smart compliant, remember hats generally don’t float ), Boating shoes (old sneakers or water shoes NOT boots/waders/thongs), Other items may include - Sun Screen, Insect Repellent, Sun Glasses, Glasses retaining strap, Bag for wet Clothing, Towel. As well on the second weekend you will need to provide, Tent, Sleeping Bag, Cooking Equipment suitably packed in a canoe or kayak for an overnight journey.

Q

Once I have been endorsed as a Canoeing or Kayak Leader do I have to do any further training?

A

No, Unless the National Adventurous Activities Coordination (NAAC) Committee changes requirements or you want further qualifications (e.g. Guide or Instructor), However you will be required to keep an Adventurous Activity Log including your Canoeing or Kayaking activities. You will be expected to undertake at least 20 hours per year for basic endorsement.  You will also be required to demonstrate your Canoeing or Kayaking skills every 3 years. You will also be required to maintain your First Aid and maintain your Scout membership

Q

Is it better to do Canoe or  Kayak Training or both?

A

If a leader of Joeys or Cubs, a Canoe qualification is more suitable but if you are a leader of Scouts or older, Canoe or Kayak is suitable.

Q

If I am trained in Canoe or Kayak do I have attend another full training course in the other discipline?

A

No, you will just have to do some additional training to become competent in the other discipline.

Q

When is the Next Canoe / Kayak Course?

A

Check the Canoeing page

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What happened to the old Canoe Charge Certificate?

A

A Charge certificate was a training recognition system that was used in SA for many years in the Water Activities world and the training had no National equivalency. The term “Endorsement” follows Scouts Australia National guidelines adopted across all Branches’. The term Charge has not been used in other Branch’s for many years and should no longer be used.   Leaders may now be Endorsed as a Canoe Leader, Sailing Leader, Caving Leader, Bushwalking Leader etc.  The nature of activity will determine the level of training required.  For Canoeing and Kayaking (flat and undemanding water) a Leader requires Level II endorsement.

Q

 Is there a good Training Reference online

 A

There are a number of training videos, Canoe Australia (Tasmania) has good videos

  

                                                                                                               Modified:  23rd Dec 2017