Event Details

2 day Canoe Workshop

Mon 29th Jan 2018 (7pm) to Sat 6th Jan 2018 (9.30pm)
Bundilla Scout Camp
6 Baden Powell Place, Winston Hills NSW 2153
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Sat 25th Nov 2017 (9am) to Sun 26th Nov 2017 (3pm)
Nepean River, Tench Reserve, Jamiesontown NSW 2750
Boat Ramp, Tench Reserve
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Participant ($50.00)
Guide/Instructor (Free)
Open: Mon 6th Nov 2017 (12am)
Close: Fri 17th Nov 2017 (11pm)
Maximum 20 people
Brief Summary:
2 day Canoe Workshop on the beautiful Nepean River for Novices or Leaders renewing qualifications. Suitable for Scouts, Ventures, Rovers and Leaders. Day 1 - Skills Day 2 - Day journey
E-Permission Activated
Event Documents

  Download Canoeing Level 1 Workbook

For Novice Paddlers or those without 30 hours. Mandatory completion if doing Level 2.

  Download Canoeing Level 2 Workbook

For participants with at least 30 hours Canoeing experience.

  Download Bushwalking Level 1

For those without Bushwalking Qualification

  Download Use and maintain campsite

For those without a bushwalking qualification

  Download Navigation Controlled Environments

For those without a bushwalking qualification

  Download Communications

For those without a bushwalking qualification

Additional Information

Day 1 - meet at venue at 9am sharp for a day of fun learning to paddle in a calm, flat water environment on the beautiful Nepean River. Participants will need to wear uniform to and from the venue and bring the following: - Lunch, Snacks, Drink, Water Bottle, 2 towels, change of clothes, warm jumper, water shoes, knee pads or thick foam(for kneeling in the boat they have a hard bottom), rash vest, swimmers, boardies, goggles, sunscreen, hat and a copy of the weekend weather report (try willy weather on the web for Penrith.  Participants without water shoes and hat will not be permitted to participate. 


You will learn how to fit your pfd/life jacket correctly, how to select the right paddle, what paddle strokes to use and when, practice paddle strokes, learn how to self rescue, talk about the environment and weather in regard to boating, talk about planning for a trip, navigation, do a deep water rescue, learn how to raft up and swap boats and places in the boat and get in plenty of practice paddling in a safe environment. 


Day 2 -  Today we will be going on a round trip down the river to practice the skills we learned on day 1.  Pack your lunch and essentials in a waterproof bag! Wear 3/4 pants or long boardies if you have them and a long sleeved rashie if you have one to avoid sunburn. Hats, sunscreen and enclosed joggers or water shoes are a must.  LEAVE THE CROCS AT HOME (they are not suitable for this activity)!


Venturers and Adults attending the weekend need to bring their log book for updating. You will also need to go to Scout Central Training to complete the ADVENTUROUS ACTIVITIES TRAINING - VET OUTCOMES modules and Canoeing E-Learning (available from 1 December)  If you expect to RPL to a Level 2 qualification, your log book must have evidence of a number of canoeing activities over a period of time.  If you do not have a number of canoeing activities in your log book, a Level 1 RPL workbook will be offered if sufficient practical canoeing skills can be demonstrated.  A statement of participation, noting elements covered will be provided to youth and adult participants. If adults and Venturers already have Level 1 Bushwalking qualification please let us know on the E1. By attending this weekend, adults will cover the practical components required for either SIS Canoeing or Scout Skills - Canoeing and discuss the theory requirements for canoeing.  The balance of the requirements can be covered via RPL process.  A further fee of $30 will be payable at the time of workbook assessment.

THEORY NIGHT - Monday 29 January 2018 - Rotary Hut Bundilla - sign off for workbooks - please complete all workbooks before attending.