Canoe Trips





Overview

Troop 14 is planning several canoeing trips in 2018.  The first is a day-trip to learn canoeing skills on flat water.  The second trip is an overnight down-river with equipment to expand our skill set.  Finally, a week-long 50+ mile canoe trip down the Sacramento River!  All scouts and adults should attend both training sessions.  Skills will be accessed to determine who can attend the week long trip.



BSA Swim Test

All participants (youth and adults) must pass the BSA Swimmer Test before going on any of the canoeing trips.

BSA Swimmer's Test:
Jump feetfirst into water over the head in depth, level off, and begin swimming. Swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: sidestroke, breaststroke, trudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 yards using an easy resting backstroke. The 100 yards must be swum continuously and include at least one sharp turn. After completing the swim, rest by floating.



Scout Requirements

Pass BSA Swim Test
Swimming Merit Badge
Canoeing Merit Badge
Medical Forms A, B, C
Attend Training Sessions as a strong paddler



Adult Requirements

Youth Protection Training
Safe Swim Defense
Safety Afloat
Hazardous Weather Training
Medical Forms A, B, C
Pass BSA Swim Test
Attend Training Sessions as a strong paddler



Events

Flat Water Training - April 21st

Down-River Overnighter - June 30th - July 1st

Weeklong 50+ Miler - July 22nd - 28th




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