River Valleys Small Craft Safety Training and Renewal for Canoeing - Jun 9

River Valleys Small Craft Safety Training and Renewal for Canoeing - Jun 9

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Date: Sun Jun 09, 1:00 PM CDT - Sun Jun 09, 5:00 PM CDT
  • Adult Training
  • Volunteers

Adult Member Price $10
Location: Marine on St. Croix, MN

Registration Closes May 27

Adult Volunteers: Open to both new and those renewing: Small Craft Safety Training for lake canoeing is the current Safety Activity checkpoint requirement for volunteers to lead girls safely in a canoe activity on a lake. 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.

On-line portion: This training includes 2-4 hours of on-line training that needs to be completed prior to the in-person class.  Information on how to access the on-line portion will be sent out two weeks prior.

Prerequisites for those new to the Training: 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 that will take place at Camp Lakamaga on June 2, 4-6:30pm. You will have an opportunity to choose which date works for you. 

You will need to show the following skills:

  • Safely launch and control a canoe using the proper strokes while paddling forward and backward, turning, stopping and holding position.
  • Solo Paddling, 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 with few course corrections or ruddering.

Also, on the day of your Small Craft Safety course 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

Renewal details: Those with a current certification but needing to renew do not need to take the pre-requisite pre-tests.  Plan to arrive at Lakamaga on June 9 at 1:30.

Payment details: This event has a minimum deposit. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Full payment is due by registration close date.

If you are planning to request financial assistance, please pay the minimum deposit with a credit card and select Financial Aid as a payment type. After registering, visit girlscoutsrv.org/financial-assistance to submit your financial assistance application. 

Cancellations: See our full Camp and Event Registration and Cancellation Policy at girlscoutsrv.org/policies (Updated January 2022)

The deposit from your cancelled event cannot be transferred, nor refunded. To receive a refund, less the non-transferable/non-refundable deposit, we must receive your cancellation notice by the posted cancellation deadline (30 days prior to the program start date). To cancel your registration, submit the Events & Camp Cancellation Form.

Your Questions: If you have questions, please contact us online, by email (girlscouts@girlscoutsrv.org), or by phone (800-845-0787).