Troop 14 is planning several canoeing trips in 2021. The first is a day-trip to learn canoeing skills on flat water. The second trip is an overnight down-river with equipment to expand our skill set. Finally, a week-long 50+ mile canoe trip down the Sacramento River! All scouts and adults should attend both training sessions. Skills will be accessed to determine who can attend the week long trip.
BSA Swim Test
All participants (youth and adults) must pass the BSA Swimmer Test before going on any of the canoeing trips.
BSA Swimmer's Test:
Jump feetfirst into water over the head in depth, level off, and begin swimming. Swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: sidestroke, breaststroke, trudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 yards using an easy resting backstroke. The 100 yards must be swum continuously and include at least one sharp turn. After completing the swim, rest by floating.
Scout and Adult Requirements
Pass BSA Swimmer Test
Medical Forms AB (<72 hours): https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_AB.pdf
Medical Forms ABC (>=72 hours): https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf
Attend Training Sessions as a strong paddler
Swimming Merit Badge (desired, but not required)
Canoeing Merit Badge (desired, but not required)
Pay fees in advance
Approval of Trip Leader
Additional Adult Training Requirements
Youth Protection Training (YPT): https://my.scouting.org/tools/my-training/ypt-training
Hazardous Weather Training: https://training.scouting.org/courses/SCO_800
Safe Swim Defense Training: https://training.scouting.org/courses/SCO_801
Safety Afloat Training: https://training.scouting.org/courses/SCO_802
BSA Lifeguard (at least 1 adult per trip): https://www.scouting.org/awards/awards-central/lifeguard/
Flat Water Training - April
Down-River Overnighter - May
Weeklong 50+ Miler - June or July