Adult Volunteers- Small Craft Safety Training at Camp Archbald
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Date: Sat Jun 08, 10:30 AM EST - Sun Jun 09, 5:00 PM EST
  • Adult Training,
  • Outdoor
  • Volunteers

Do you love canoeing, kayaking, or rowboats? Do you want to take your troop or fellow Girl Scouts out on Camp Archbalds Lake? Then join us for a two-day training at Camp Archbald to gain your Small Craft Safety Training!

Participants have the option to stay overnight, for free, in Treetops or the Lodge!

Small Craft Safety Training (SCST) is for adults who are interested in taking their girls boating (canoeing, kayaking, rowboating) at Camp Archbald. This training will take place over two days and consists of both classroom and in-water components.

Participants will be required to pass a swim and basic boating test to take part in this course.
-Swim Test: You should be prepared to tread water or float for 1 minute without a life jacket, swim any stroke for 25 yards without a life jacket and swim any stroke for 15 yards with a life jacket.

-Boating Test: You should be able to launch/dock a canoe and kayak, show basic boating skills such as; moving forward, backward, turning, and stopping. Participants will learn and practice self-rescues (falling overboard and reentering your boat) and rescuing others during the program

This training covers the following topics: water safety guidelines, preventing accidents and injuries, supervision and emergency preparedness, introduction to basic water rescue, self-rescues, rescuing others, and emergency care. Participants will practice skills in boats and demonstrate these skills to the instructor.

Meals are not provided. Participants will be responsible for bringing their own meals and a water bottle. We do have a refrigerator and microwave available. Please bring a swimsuit, towel, appropriate footwear, and extra clothes.

This training fulfills Safety Activity Checkpoints for leading girls in canoeing, kayaking, and rowboating and results in site training that is valid for 2 years. This training is not applicable to non-GSHPA properties and does not result in certification.