Aquatics Supervision Training: Paddle Craft Safety River (PCS)
What: This is the hands-on, in/on water training for supervisors of any scouting swimming or boating activity. It covers the skills needed to meet BSA’s Safety Afloat policies applied at the unit level. This is the training referenced in BSA’s Safety Afloat guidelines. The training consists of a classroom planning session and a moving water training session.
Prerequisites: (available online at https://my.scouting.org/)
A) Safety Afloat
B) Current BSA physical Part A & B
C) BSA Paddle Craft Safety Basic Course
The Paddle Craft Safety River course has 4 major components:
1. Pre requisites including medical form, Safety Afloat Training, PCS Basic Course completion
2. View and discuss the ACA/BSA video
3. On-river skills training
4. Float plan development
Who: Older youth (min. 15 years old) and adult leaders.
Planning session is conducted at Camp William B. Snyder (CWBS)
On river session will be held on the Potomac River at Violet’s Lock area.
2018 Paddle Craft Safety River Course
Date Registration Deadline
Planning session 6 May 30 April
River session 12 May
Max registrations - 14
1 pm - 4 pm In water sessions for Paddlecraft Safety check-outs.
Option 1) $55.00 ($25.00 for PCS / With PCS manual add, $30.00)
Option 2) $25.00 for PCS only (if you already have the book)
Camp William B. Snyder
6011 Antioch Rd.
For more info:
Tom Ryan firstname.lastname@example.org (Basic course)
Mark Wray email@example.com (River course)