Presentation on theme: "Troop 368 Canoe Skills for the Delaware River. Goals: Introduce you to canoe skills Parts of a canoe/paddle Paddle a canoe Types of canoe strokes Some."— Presentation transcript:
Goals: Introduce you to canoe skills Parts of a canoe/paddle Paddle a canoe Types of canoe strokes Some things to look for on the river How to safely get in, get out and perform a T-rescue with a canoe
Needs to Canoe Pass BSA ‘Swimmers Test’ PFD (Provided by Troop) Paddle (Provided by Troop) Canoe (Provided by Troop) Bag Lunch in waterproof container Canteen with water – 2 quarts Sun block Eye glass/Sunglasses string Water guns
What to wear? Bathing Suit/T-shirt Shoes that can get wet/Aquasocks/Tevas Rain Gear? Sun block? Hat?
BSA Safety Afloat Boy Scout Boating Activities Qualified Supervision –2 adult leaders trained in Safety afloat/CPR, BSA Life Guard Physical Fitness –Completed and an updated Health Form Swimming Ability –Everyone must be a BSA ‘Swimmer’ Personal Flotation Equipment –Properly fitted US Coast Guard approved PFDs Buddy System –Have a ‘Buddy Boat’
BSA Safety Afloat cont. Skills Proficiency –Must have a skills training session Planning –Float Plan – map of Canoeing area –Local Rules – obtain permission to use private property –Notification – Float plan to Council HQ (let them and parents know where we are – just in case something happens) –Weather –Contingencies Equipment –All equipment in good shape, fitted to canoer
BSA Safe Swim Defense Boy Scout Swimming Qualified Supervision –Experienced adult supervising all water activities Physical Fitness –Evidence of Fitness from your Dr. – Medical Form Safe Area –Inspect area for hazards and mark swim area Lifeguards on duty –Trained Lifeguards on duty when anyone is swimming
BSA Safe Swim Defense cont. Lookout –Someone viewing all swimmers Ability Groups –Each swimmers ability is limited to the swimming area that suits his ability –Swimmer, Beginner, and non-Swimmer Buddy System –Scouts never swim alone, swim with a buddy at all times Discipline –Scouts respect the rules and follow directions from Lifeguards
PFDs PFD = Personal Flotation Device or Life Jacket PFDs Must be worn at all times on the River.. No exceptions!! Our type Jacket style – straps must be tightened
Paddles Choose the correct paddle size: –Blade to the ground/The grip should be to your chin Do not drag your paddle or paddle blade on the ground. To push off – use your grip side.. NOT YOUR blade side!!!
Bailers Get small amount of water out of your canoe while canoeing
Waterproof containers Carry Lunch in a waterproof container: ZipBloc bags Aquabag Ammo box Plastic bags tied with a rubber band/knot Anything in the canoe should be tied to the thwarts.