Aquatics Training

SA Paddle Craft Safety—Canoeing
Saturday – March 10, 2018
8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Location: Tanah Keeta Scout Reservation, Tequesta, Florida
Course Fee: $30.00 


Paddle Craft Safety expands the Safety Afloat training to include skills and knowledge to confidently supervise canoeing or kayaking excursions on flat waters. This course provides guidelines for safe float trips required by unit leaders. The course takes a minimum of 8 hours and training is valid for three years. Instructed by our BSA Aquatics Instructors and the GSC Aquatics Committee team, this training addresses important informational skills not covered in BSA/ ARC lifeguard training. Class size is limited to adults, 21 or older, so register early. Resource materials for this course will be from the US Coast Guard, American Red Cross (Small Craft Safety) and American Canoeing Association.

This course will not qualify student(s) as a BSA Canoeing Merit Badge counselor. Trained PCS Cards/Certification  will be issued after passing required skills and completing the test exam with a score of 80% or higher.  Student(s) may provide a current signed unit swim classification form.

Pre-Requisite: Participants will be required to pass the BSA Swimmer’s Test. Life-saving skills are recommended.

Prior to class, participants should purchase and review the course in the BSA Aquatics Supervision Book ( 2017). BSA medical forms with physician’s signature are also mandatory for all aquatic activities. Bring a Copy of your online Safety Afloat Training.

Course will cover the following:

Swimming ability                                                        Personal Safety Skills– PFD’s & HELP
Equipment—Care, Storage & Camp Policies            Capsized Boat            
Basic Boating Skills– Canoe                                      Float Plans & Group Preparation           
Group Safety Skills & Canoe Rescues
Review & Test– Please, study in advance the BSA Aquatics Supervision review questions.

Participants should bring:
Signed BSA Medical Form
Dry Clothes Daypack / Backpack   
Brimmed Hat 
Folding Chair
Water /Canteen                               
Old Shoes (No Sandals/no Laces)                 
Confirmation of Reservation         

*Available at the ME Rinker Scout Shop at 561-691-3929 or online through Those attending with Laptops /Notebooks bring thumb drive  to use only during class.

$30.00 per participant          
Pre-register by March 8th 2018 / PLEASE NO WALK-IN’s

For more information contact: Tom or Val Wilson: