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
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;
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;
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 set of dry clothing to change into.