National Capital Area Council - Paddle Craft Safety River Course (PCS) (05/06/2018)

Paddle Craft Safety River Course (PCS) (05/06/2018)

Event Details

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

 A) Safety Afloat
 B) Current BSA physical Part A & B

C) BSA Paddle Craft Safety Basic Course

Paddle Craft Safety Course Requirements - Please view PDF


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. 
Haymarket VA

For more info:

Tom Ryan (Basic course)
Mark Wray (River course)


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Marriott Scout Service Center
9190 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Phone: 301-530-9360
When & Where
Registration is for all dates
Planning session 6 May
Camp William B. Snyder
Sunday 05-06-2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Past
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River session 12 May
Violettes Lock, C&O Canal Lock 23
Saturday 05-12-2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Past
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    2018 PCS