Canoe Course

Event Title/Name Level 1 Canoe Course (Geelong)
Limited Places - Apply NOW!
Event Date(s) Fri 7th, Sat 8th & Sun 9th December 2012
This three day course is not a camp - participants go home each day
What's Happening &
Where Going
Quick Summary
This course is an introductory course to provide Scouts & Venturers with knowledge and basic skills required to safely and efficiently paddle a Canoe on flat water.
A Canoe Participant Certificate is issued upon successful completion of this course which is required for Scouts & Venturers to particpate in Canoe Trips & Activities.
Who's Organising
Name of Main Person
Alex Brunacci (from the Geelong Region Water Activities Team)
Drop Off
Time & Place
The course is being held at the Geelong Canoe Club, Marnock Rd Newtown
(Near Balliang Sanctuary)
Friday Night: 6:30 PM
Saturday and Sunday: 8:30 AM (To be on the water by 9:00 AM)
Pick Up
Time & Place
Friday Night: 8:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 4:00 PM (dependant on weather)
Who's Driving or details
of train, bus etc
Participants are to be dropped off and picked up from the Geelong Canoe Club each day as above.
List of Costs, Total Cost &
when to be paid by
 Course Cost is $10 Total  $10
Pay By  On the Day
What to BYO or
What meals are provided
Have a good breakfast before you come each day.
BYO Nutritious Lunch (eg Sandwiches and Fruit) and Scroggin for both Saturday and Sunday. Sunday Lunch must be in Waterproof bag or container.
Gear to Bring
List of Gear Required
eg Hike Tent, Hike Stove,
Hiking Boots, Wetsuit

Friday Evening – Casual Clothes (Dry Activities)

Saturday & Sunday
Participants MUST wear suitable clothing for forecast weather conditions. Clothing will get completely wet and likely muddy.  Jeans not permitted.
Participants MUST have suitable footwear such as old runners or wetsuit booties (bare feet, thongs, crocks, elastic sided boots and hike boots are NOT permitted)
  • Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen & Hat
  • Light Raincoat / Windproof Jacket 
  • Hat & old Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Lunch
  • Spare set of Dry Clothes

Safety Notes
Participants must obey the direction of Leaders at all times.

All Participants will be getting completely wet on both days during rescue drills.
Check Weather Forecast and come prepared
Emergency Contacts
Add Relevant Emergency
Numbers for Venues etc
Jason Martin (Venturer Leader) 0425 865 119
David Smith (Group Leader) 0419 434 306
Forms Required
List all required forms
Personal Information Record Update (Health Form)
TR1v Training Application Form
Forms available from the Forms Page