Find a Group Achievement

Red-Canoeing (Scouts Australia)

  • 1

    List or state the rules of safe canoeing and the buddy system.

  • 2

    Swim 50 metres in shirt, shorts and shoes and then tread water for five minutes.

  • 3

    Demonstrate how to fit and wear a personal flotation device. Show the correct way to swim whilst wearing a PFD.

  • 4

    Name the parts of a canoe and explain their function.

  • 5

    Show how to check and prepare a canoe before canoeing and how to correctly store a canoe after you have finished.

  • 6

    Explain how to find information relating to the expected weather and water conditions in the area where you go canoeing. Describe the effect of adverse weather conditions on canoeing.

  • 7

    Demonstrate how to correctly launch and recover a canoe and show how to control a canoe by using the basic paddling strokes.

  • 8

    Capsize your canoe. Swim it to shore and recover the canoe.

  • 9

    Have the regular use of a canoe. Keep a record of the times and conditions that you canoed it.