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Canoeist (Baden Powell Service Association Troop)

  • 1

    Be able to swim fifty (50) yards in clothing (shirt, shorts, and socks).

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  • 2

    Be able to make simple repairs to a canoe. Know what repair kit to carry in a canoe, and show how to maintain a canoe in good condition.

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  • 3

    Demonstrate how to retrieve a swamped canoe.

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  • 4

    Demonstrate a canoe-over-canoe rescue.

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  • 5

    Know how to safely swim a rapid.

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  • 6

    Demonstrate the “J” stroke.

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  • 7

    Demonstrate the safe method of packing a canoe.

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  • 8

    Show skill in paddling a canoe with a single paddle at bow, stern, and amidships. Know the precautions to take in rough water, and have knowledge of paddles.

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  • 9

    Demonstrate the ability to climb in and out of an empty canoe in water at least six feet deep.

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  • 10

    Know how to best portage a canoe.

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  • 11

    Paddle either in a number of short trips or one long trip, a total distance of 45 miles.

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  • 12

    Know how to paddle a canoe to shore in case of loss of paddle, and, in the event of upsetting, the best methods of keeping afloat.

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