How to earn your badge
Before you attempt Stage 4, you need to have completed all the steps for Paddle Sports Stage 3. You then need to complete all the tasks outlined.
- Choose two of the disciplines below and paddle your boat for at least
200m in each discipline:
- crew. Choose from K2 (two man kayak), K4 (four man kayak), C2 (two man canoe) or OC2 (two man canoe with outrigger).
- flat water
- white water
- short boat
- Take part in at least two of the following activities that you have not tried before:
- time trial
- wild water.
If you have achieved the BCU’s Paddle Power Explore Level 7 you can automatically gain this badge.
Every individual who undertakes an activity badge should face a similar degree of challenge and as a result some requirements may need to be adapted. It is completely acceptable to change some of the requirements of the badges to allow individuals to access the badge (for example where there are special needs, cultural issues, or religious considerations to take into account) and the requirements outlined for activity badges do allow for some flexibility in order to obtain the badge. If you would like help or advice when considering adapting the requirements of a badge please contact UK Headquarters.