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Introduction to Canoe Tripping

Event Status

Registration Open

Event Location

Scouts Canada HQ, 1345 Baseline Rd, Ottawa, ON, K2C 0A7

Event date

06/16/2018 - 9:00am - 07/08/2018 - 9:00am

Event Description

Introduction to Canoe Tripping

June 16, 2018 at Scout HQ

July 6-8, 2018 at Location TBD

Voyageur Council will be hosting a Canoe Tripping Course.

The course is designed to provide a basis for Scouters and senior youth to learn to lead a canoe trip. This is a course for Scouters by Scouters. Although we follow a slightly modified version of Paddle Canada’s course requirements, this is not an official Paddle Canada Course and there will not be certificates issued.

The principal instructors will be Dave Skinner and Sharon Lefebvre who have logged at least 1500 kms of canoe tripping each. More instructors will be added if there are more than 10 participants.

The outline for the course will be:

Saturday June 16th: Pre-trip planning and training at Scout HQ 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday July 6th: Depart Ottawa at 9:00 a.m. and drive to trip location; put in and spend ½ day canoeing

Saturday July 7th: Continue canoe trip practicing skills necessary.

Sunday July 8th: Finish trip and return to Ottawa

During the pre-trip portion of the course the participants will do menu planning, fill in the required paperwork for the canoe trip, determine equipment required, arrange canoe rentals and everything else that the trip leader normally has to deal with when planning a trip.

Participants should be in good physical health and be good to strong swimmers. We will be camping in the Wilderness. We will discuss the required personal gear to be brought during the pre-trip session.

Course fee: $150 This will cover the costs associated with the canoe trip.

Limit is 20 participants. The course is mainly directed at Scouters wishing to lead trips. Only Senior youth who are able to lead a trip should take this course. Minimum recommended age 16.

For information, contact Dave Skinner at:

Registration deadline is June 1st.

Please register at:

Mail to: 1345 Baseline Rd., Suite 200, Ottawa, ON, K2C 0A7 or by e-mail:

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