Greater Tampa Bay Area Council - Paddle Craft Safety

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Paddle Craft Safety

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Paddle Craft Safety expands the Safety Afloat training to include skills and knowledge to prepare a unit leader to prevent, recognize, and respond to boating emergencies during unit activities. Although Safety Afloat training provides guidelines for conducting boating activities and is required of unit leaders it does not provide the skills training mandated by those guidelines. This course supplements and provides in-depth training. The course takes approximately 8 hours and is valid for three years. Trained PCS Cards will be issued after passing required skills and completing the test exam with a score of 80% or higher. Students should arrive between 7:45 and 8:00 am

Course will cover the following outline:

  • Swim Classification Tests & Administration                
  • Canoeing Skills
  • Review & Test

Requirements: All participants must pass the BSA Swimmer test in order to participate. Participants in Paddle Craft Safety must be 15 years or older. All students must bring their current Safety Afloat certification.  Students will need a copy of the Aquatics Supervision Manual and can be purchase at the Council Service Center. Students should study Sections 1 and 3 for in order to prepare for the written tests. Note question ending with a zero (example 1.0) will be on the written test. You will need to bring your current medical form to training.

Participants need to bring the BSA Aquatics Supervision book no. 621005 along with a current health form.  You can download the manual at: 
Order online through or at the Scout Shop.

Participants should bring:

  • Signed BSA Medical Form Part A & B                                 
  • Proof of Safety Afloat
  • Aquatics Supervision Manual   
  • Pen/Note pad                                                                      
  • Dry Clothes                                                                                         
  • Swim Suit                                                                                          
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen                                                                           
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses/ Eyeglass strap, if needed.         
  • Extra Water or Old Shoes (No Sandals)
  • Lunch / Snacks- Pack your own     
  • Confirmation of Registration
When & Where
Camp Soule
Saturday 04-01-2023 8:00 AM ET to 5:00 PM ET Past
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