Permit assessments for B1 waters kayaking and canoeing

23rd September 2012

Location: Lapwing Lodge Outdoor Centre; Gleniffer Road, Paisley, Renfewshire, PA2 8UL

Cost: £5 to cover the administration and fees for use of water, if equipment is needing to be hired there will be a further nominal charge - please contact Stuart Hunter prior to the event with a list of items required.

Equipment Required: Where possible please bring your own equipment, however in certain circumstances we will be able to find use of equipment where possible so please do not let this deter you from attending.

Please bring with you on the day originals of any qualifications and an up to date logbook for paddle sport.

Outline: The day will be split into 2 half with options for assessments in both kayaks and canoes along with optional learning being provided. Depending on the numbers we will look at running the sessions in two groups with one set being assessed in the am and the others in the afternoon with the learning sessions being provided in both morning and afternoon. Each session will last for about 2 hours.

The assessments will be run by Scout Authorised Assessors or BCU/SCA Coaches with relevant coach qualifications to make recommendations.

Learning sessions will once again be run by relevant people with experience of the topics being covered, the anticipation that the sessions will last for about an hour giving time to complete more than one if desired.

The anticipation will be that these sessions will be as hands on as possible given the activity.

A formal debrief with any relevant paperwork signed will be given to each participant with feedback and options for support if this is required.

Basic Programme:

From 9:30 Arrive and get personal kit sorted for assessments.

Tea and Coffee

10:15 Introductions, Aims and Objectives

10:30 First Session - Assessments - depending on numbers this will be with groups of Youth members or others present for assessment.

12:30 Lunch - Please bring a packed lunch along with you.

13:30 Second Session - Assessments if needed (Only required if more than 1 type of craft assessment is required.)

Group learning or advice sessions (see list of options at base of page for areas)

15:30 End of assessments and group learning

Tea and Coffee

15:45 Final debriefs and paperwork

Areas able to be covered in the group learning could include:

  • Rescue Techniques
  • Better Kayaking - Improvement of skills or techniques
  • Better Canoeing - Improvement of skills or techniques
  • Introduction to the changed BCU/SCA systems - including star awards and coaching routes
  • Advice of other resources and options within paddle sports for all ages of Scouters from Beavers to Network and beyond. Canoe Expeditions, Touring, River trips etc.
  • Advice on equipment, insurance etc (where to buy what to look for, support for funding search).
N.B. This programme is subject to subtle changes depending on the numbers attending for assessment on the day but will form the basis for the day.

If you require accommodation for the night before - please contact James Templeman (Lapwing Lodge Warden) who may be able to accommodate you in one of the indoor rooms.

To register for the day, please click here.


Phone: 0141 248 6022

Address: 21 Elmbank Street, Glasgow, G2 4PB