Water Activities

Water Activities Programme 2019/20  (last updated 11-Feb-19)

Key dates for 2019/20  
(last updated 11-Feb-19)

 Note: Attendees must be able to swim 50 metres. If attending 2* training and you have little/no experience, please indicate when booking



Event/ training for permit


Booking links :  (password: wateractivities)

12th January 2019


Canoe or kayak (sit-on-top or closed cockpit) skills development

Oulton Broad


9th February 2019


Canoe or kayak (sit-on-top or closed cockpit) skills development

Oulton Broad


23rd March 2019


Canoe or kayak (sit-on-top or closed cockpit) skills development

Oulton Broad


3rd March 2019


1st day of British Canoeing bell boat helm award*

Brandon,Little Ouse


31st March 2019 10.00am-4.00pm 2nd day of British Canoeing bell boat helm award / Scout Bell Boat Permit Course Lackford Lake https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-day-of-bell-boat-helm-award-scoutbell-boat-permit-course-please-note-new-date-31st-march-2019-tickets-48256884641

27th April 2019


Foundation Safety and Rescue Training #

Oulton Broad


11th & 12th May 2019 8.30am-6.00pm Paddlesport Instructor Course Deben Watersports Centre See link below for download file

25th May 2019


Traditional rafting permit training

Lackford Lake


5th-7th July 2019

Weekend camp

Scout/Explorer & Guide Wet Weekend


see link below for booking form

17th-24 August 2019 Cruise Summer Cruise - Adventures Offshore Southampton see link below for more info & flyer

22nd September 2019


Adults water activity taster day

Lackford Lake


28th September 2019


Scout & Guide Thorpeness Mere Day

Thorpeness Mere

 Information out May/June 2019

8th-16th August 2020 9 days Ardeche Adventure
2-day descent of the Ardeche gorge in canoes followed by multiactivities (caving, climbing, abseiling, rafting, kayaking etc.)
Ruoms https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ardeche-adventure-tickets-38690733024

* Existing British Canoeing coaches need this day only for the Helm Award.

# To attend FSRT or Paddlesport Instructor Course you need to have/ be at BC 2* standard (Pre 1/1/2019) or the Paddle Explore Award (Post 1/1/2019)

Attendees need to be able to swim 50 metres

Note: British Canoeing personal performance awards change as of 2/1/2019- the Star awards and PaddlePower scheme have been replaced by three craft-specific progressive introductory awards leading into 15 different personal development pathways.
See the British Canoeing website for more details: 


Water Activity Assessors can be found on the Pathways to Permits page here

Expedition & Activity Details

BCU Aquatic First Aid Courses - Level 1 & 2 (March / April 2019)

Paddlesports Instructor Course (May 2019)

Wet Weekend - Jul 2019

Summer Cruise - Aug 2019

Ardeche Adventure 2020
: Sign up on the eventbrite link above. Initial information below that may be update in the link above.

Expedition Reports
(log-in required to download reports)

Ardeche Expedtion 2016