Canoeing Scoutcraft Badge

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This badge is design to introduce a scout to the sport of canoeing and reach a minimum standard of skill.



Badge requirements[edit]

Canoeing Scoutcraft Badge
  1. Have passed the Swimming Scoutcraft Badge, or complete all the requirements for it. Be prepared to be examined on any requirement of the Scoutcraft Badge, with an age appropriate level of skill.
  2. Show a knowledge of canoeing as a sport, and its value for healthy exercise.
  3. Show a knowledge of canoeing accessories, such as buoyancy, paddles, clothing items, rudders, seats, splash covers, etc. Discuss the advantages of the different types of accessories, and how to select these.
  4. Discuss the various types of canoes available, the materials used in their construction, and how these apply to various forms of canoeing. Name the main parts of a canoe.
  5. Demonstrate sound safety measures when canoeing, including the correct use of personal floatation devices, buoyancy, pre- check items, rules of the road and the buddy system.
  6. Demonstrate a shirt-tail rescue of a swimmer over 25 metres.
  7. DO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ALTERNATIVES (7 OR 8)
  8. Take charge of a Canadian canoe, with a bow paddler, in which you perform the following manoeuvres, using single paddles:
    1. Handle the canoe into water and make fast.
    2. Board the canoe from the bank or in shallow water.
    3. Demonstrate correct paddling techniques, including posture and paddling grip, forward stroke, J- stroke, backwater stroke emergency stop, draw strokes.
    4. Paddle 100 metres on a straight course.
    5. Paddle 100 metres on a slalom course, around 8 to 10 buoys to demonstrate the above strokes.
    6. Correctly disembark onto the bank.
    7. Dressed in normal canoeing gear, capsize in deep water at least 50 metres from the bank. Right the canoe, climb into it and paddle the submerged canoe back to the bank. Empty the water without assistance.
  9. Perform the following manoeuvres in a single-seater or double seater canoe or kayak, using double-bladed feathered paddles. (In the case of a double-seater canoe, you must occupy the seat in charge of the canoe):
    1. Handle the canoe into the water and make fast.
    2. Board the canoe from the bank or in shallow water.
    3. Demonstrate correct paddling techniques, including posture and paddling grip, forward stroke, emergency stop, draw strokes.
    4. Paddle 100 metres on a straight course.
    5. Paddle 100 metres on a slalom course, around 8 to 10 buoys to demonstrate the above strokes.
    6. Correctly disembark onto the bank.
    7. Dressed in normal canoeing gear, capsize in deep water at least 50 metres from the bank. Right the canoe, climb into it and paddle the submerged canoe back to the bank. Empty water without assistance.


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