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Paddling (Girl Scout Troop)

  • Step 1: Explore the three paddling sports

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    • Go to a sporting goods store and talk to an expert.
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    • Talk to a paddling expert at a Girl Scout camp or to an older girl who has experience with all three sports.
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    • Talk to a paddling expert at a community center or recreational facility.
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  • Step 2: Learn paddling safety

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    • Take a paddling water safety course at your community center or recreational facility.
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    • Practice paddling water safety at Girl Scout camp.
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    • Practice paddling water safety with a certified paddling instructor.
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  • Step 3: Practice paddling techniques

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    • Practice paddling with a local outdoor group or community center.
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    • Practice paddling at a Girl Scout camp.
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    • Practice paddling with a certified instructor.
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  • Step 4: Go on a short paddling adventure

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    • Go paddling with a local outdoor group or community center.
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    • Go paddling at a Girl Scout camp.
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    • Go paddling with a certified instructor.
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  • Step 5: Take your paddling skills to the next level

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    • Paddle someplace new.
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    • Take an overnight paddling trip.
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    • Join or organize a paddling race.
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