Basic Water Rescue/Small Craft Safety Canoe

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Basic Water Rescue/Small Craft Safety Canoe - Auburn/Opelika

Program: Volunteers

When: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., June 6

Volunteers: Canoe Training

Location: Auburn/Opelika
Cost: $30
Registration/Cancellation Deadline: May 29
Prerequisite: Basic Canoe Skills
Who: Registered Girl Scout age 14 +
Alt rain date: June 20
Bring: sack lunch and drinks
The purpose of this course is to provide the information and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to small craft and aquatic emergencies using non-swimming rescues. This training is required to take Girl Scouts canoeing on lakes.

Skill requirements: Be able to swim 25 yards, tread water for one minute without a life jacket, and demonstrate basic canoeing skills including: launching, boarding, paddling forward and backward, stopping, turning and straight line solo paddling. Participants will also be capsizing and re-entering a canoe from deep water.

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