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Paddle Sports – stage 1



How to earn your badge

  1. Identify different types of paddle craft.
  2. Name three places you could safely go canoeing or kayaking.
  3. Take part in a warm up activity to prepare you for canoeing or kayaking. You could practice balancing whilst kneeling, getting in and out of a boat or practicing a paddling action.
  4. Dress properly for your chosen activity. Show you know the  importance of buoyancy aids and how to put one on correctly.
  5. Take part in a taster session that covers:
    • naming equipment used and the parts of the boat
    • getting into and out of a boat safely
    • balancing a boat
    • manoeuvring your boat in different directions, including moving forward.

If you have achieved the BCU’s Paddle Power Start you can automatically gain this badge.


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