The Baden-Powell Scouts' Association

Traditional Scouting for the 21st Century!


The Senior Scout Master Canoeist Badge

  1. Pass or have passed the Canoeist Badge.
  2. Demonstrate efficient forward, backward and sideward paddling.
  3. Know and demonstrate how to prevent a capsize.
  4. Capsize a canoe and self-rescue
  5. Peer Rescue; Rescue a capsized canoeist, empty their boat and help them back into their boat safely. (Note: Candidates to participate as both rescuing and capsized parties in turn)
  6. Stow a canoe with kit for 2 days' journey.
  7. Make a 24-hour journey, camp overnight and keep a log.

N.B. – All canoeing to be supervised by qualified BCU Coach.