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Complete the requirements below:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of the following:
    1. The parts of a kayak.
    2. Removing water from a kayak.
    3. Proper paddling techniques including feathering.
    4. The value of warm up and warm down exercises.
  2. Complete Personal Safety Training, Rescue & Survival Training and Flotation Device Training conducted by a recognised body/authority.
  3. Demonstrate an ability to complete the following:
    1. Launching from beach.
    2. Forward and back paddling.
    3. Stopping in both directions.
    4. Sweep strokes.
    5. 180 and 360 degree turns.
    6. Disembarking.
    7. Capsize drill.
  4. Take part in a kayaking activity with other Scouts.


Reference should be made to the Activity Rules in chapter nine of Policy, Organisation and Rules and the Adventurous Activity Permit Scheme.


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