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
Sunday 05-06-2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Past
Camp William B. Snyder
Map this session
Coords: 38.828021, -77.665942
6100 Antioch Rd
Haymarket, Virginia 20169
Phone: 571-248-4904
Fax: 571-248-8241

River session 12 May
Saturday 05-12-2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Past
Violettes Lock, C&O Canal Lock 23
Map this session
Coords: 39.0670525, -77.3288732
Lock 23
Potomac, Maryland 20854

    2018 PCS