YALDING KAYAK TRAINING & ASSESSMENT

 

 

 

To be able to take any Beaver, Cub, Scout, Explorer out on the water, you will need to assessed by a Scout Association Assessors.

 

For Kayaking you need to be assessed to a standard equivalent to BCU 3* in which ever craft you wish to use, and the FSRT (Foundation safety and rescue training certificates).

 

 

If you hold both the BCU 3* in which ever craft you wish to use and the BCU FSRT Award, and have an up to date log book you may not need to undertake an assessment.

 

The members of the County Paddling Team will be happy to discuss your individual situations.

 

With this in mind we aim to support

 

Permit Training sessions

Permit Assessments

Canoe camping expedition training courses

 

Along with BCU star award qualification, on the dates below. The aim will be to tailor the sessions to individual needs.

 

DATE                       ACTIVITY                                                                              LOCATION     

        

15th February        BCU training and or assessment                                       Yalding

14th March            BCU training and or assessment                                       Yalding

15th March            BCU training and or assessment                                       Yalding

28th March            BCU training and or assessment                                       Yalding

29th March            BCU training and or assessment                                       Yalding

17th-19th April       Expedition training in carrying out a canoe camping    River Medway (additional cost will apply)

25th April               BCU training and or assessment                                       Yalding

1st-4th April            Expedition training in carrying out a canoe camping    River Thames (additional cost will apply)

13th June                BCU training and or assessment                                       Yalding

14th June                BCU training and or assessment                                       Gillingham strand

 

As of the 3rd June there will be training evenings most Wednesday evenings at Yalding until the light fails

 

 

 

For any question or more information please contact Andrew Martin

 

 

You need to bring: (or can be borrowed)

 

  • A suitable Kayak, with air bags;

  • Paddle:

  • Buoyancy Aid;

  • Spray-deck;

  • Helmet ;

  • Throw line

  • Knife

  • Sling and 2 Karabiners

 

To be warn in taken in the kayak:

 

  • Shoes that will not fall off your feet if (when) you take a swim or walk i.e. water shoes or plimsolls;

  • A wetsuit, or tracksuit trousers, T shirt and fleece.

  • A Waterproof/windproof top and waterproof trousers;

  • (some spare windproof cags are available to borrow).

  • Optional; Neoprene gloves, Neoprene or woolly hat that covers your ears to wear under your helmet to keep you warm.

 

To go in the kayak (in a dry bag);

 

  • Flask for hot drink;

  • Lunch container;

  • Spare warm top;

  • Orange Survival bag;

  • Personal first aid kit (and the ability to use it);

 

To be left in the van at the start:

 

  • A Towel;

  • A set of dry clothing to change into.

 

 

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