Scouts L2 Canoe Course Update Oct 2016

Last weekend 22 and 23 October 2016, a sub-group of the 2nd Gordon Scout troop attended the first weekend of a two weekend Level 2 Canoe course at Manly Reservoir/Dam. The course was well run by certified Instructor Leaders with safety paramount throughout the course work. Scouts and two of our leaders braved the rather cold water, however all came good on day 2 when the sun came out. Some of the course included weather and water safety, boating knots, deep water rescue and retrieval, maritime navigation, and packing for overnight canoe trips. The course concludes next month requiring Scouts to log an overnight camp and canoe trip of several kilometres in more ‘open’ water, again accompanied by safety boats. Keep tabs on our web pages for more photos on completion of the overnight trip and course. It was especially great to see our Scouts enjoying their time together.

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Pristine Manly Reservoir – only 25min from our Scout hall

Braving the cool weather on day 1

Braving the cool weather on day 1

Beautiful with the sun out!

Beautiful with the sun out!

Attending one of many course modules

Attending one of many course modules

2nd Gordon's six Canadian Canoes

2nd Gordon’s six Canadian Canoes

Deep water recovery training requiring canoes to be emptied of water and righted

Deep water recovery training requiring canoes to be emptied of water and righted

Single self rescue techniques

Single self-rescue techniques

How leaders would like to transport our Scouts at times...

How leaders would like to transport our Scouts at times…