|Start Date + Time: 6/10/17 at 8:00 AM||End Date + Time: 6/10/17 at 5:00 PM|
|Location: Camp Lakamaga||Marine on St Croix, MN|
|Grade Range: Adult||Prerequisites: Experienced Canoeists|
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|If you are not a current Girl Scout member, |
please register by phone at 800-845-0787.
Small Craft Safety – Canoeing Certification is the current Safety-Wise requirement for a canoe trip leader. Learn the skills necessary to prevent, recognize, and respond to canoe emergencies, and gain the knowledge to assist a troop in planning and implementing a canoe outing. This certification covers flat water canoeing and is valid for a three-year period.
Please note that this is a safety and rescue certification course, not a canoeing skills class. Participants must be experienced canoeists who are prepared to pass a prerequisite canoe skills test which will be given earlier in the week. Please note there will be no practice time before the test. Participants who are unable to pass the prerequisite test will be unable to continue with the training.
Bring/Wear: Comfortable layered clothing and/or swimsuit, change of dry clothes/shoes, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, pen/notebook, bottled water, bag lunch, and snacks.
Prerequisites: In order to complete the pretest, you will need to demonstrate the following:
- Float or tread water for 1 minute without a life jacket.
- Swim any stroke for 25 yards without a life jacket.
- Swim any stroke for 25 yards while wearing a life jacket.
- Safely launch and control a canoe using the proper strokes while paddling forward and backward, turning, stopping, and holding position.
Paddling will be done solo, either alone in the canoe or with a non-paddling partner to help balance the canoe. When paddling forward and backward steering strokes, such as J-strokes or sweep strokes, must be used to maintain a straight line course without switching sides or ruddering.
If you have questions or would like to register by phone, please call 800-845-0787.
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