Download the requirements for the Canoeing honor by clicking on the download link above.
1. Have the Intermediate level of the Swimming Honor.
2. Demonstrate, first alone and then with a companion, the proper method of:
3. Accompanied by examining counselor, demonstrate correctly the following strokes:
4. Alone and with a companion in both the bow and stern, paddle a canoe in a straight course for 100 yards (91.4 meters). Turn right about and left about. The paddle should be kept always on the same side of the canoe. Demonstrate two kneeling positions for paddling.
5. Demonstrate with a canoe the rescue of a companion who has capsized his canoe offshore by:
6. Jump out of a canoe in deep water and get back in again in the proper form without shipping water. (Candidate must be accompanied by lifeguard in an equipped lifeboat.)
7. With clothes on:
8. Fully satisfy the examiner of a thorough knowledge of safety rules which will make the candidate a safe canoeist and competent to take others out in a canoe. Promise to observe these rules at all times.
9. Explain how to do the following emergency repair work:
Skill Level 2
Original Honor 1945
1. You need to have earned the Canoe Honor before completing this honor.
2. Plan and take a canoe trip over a school break that will be at least 4 days on the water, using the skills you will learn in this honor to make a successful trip.
3. Planning is part of the fun. It is very important for you and your group to have a good plan for the enjoyment and safety of everyone going. Work together or in small groups to complete #3-16 before you go on your canoe trip:
4. Plan a menu for your trip. Consider your portages you will want to keep your food light weight for easier transporting.
5. Make a list of personal equipment needed for the trip:
6. Make a list of group equipment needed for the trip.
7. Make a list of emergency equipment needed for the trip.
8. Make a personal first aid kit.
9. Define flat water, class one, class two, class three and class four.
10. Demonstrate safety signals. Expedition Canoeing by Cliff Jacobson shows how to do this.
11. Make a portage of ¼ mile or more. You must portage your canoe and your gear yourself or with the help of your partner.
12. Explain what caution you should take on lakes when it is windy.
13. Take a canoe trip of at least 4 days on the water, using the skills you have learned in this honor to make it a successful trip.
14. While on your canoe trip, do one of the following:
15. God has given us the Bible so we can get to know and understand Him, but He has also given us the book of nature. Take the time to see God though nature on your trip. Share your discoveries, pictures, or journaling with your Church, another Pathfinder Club or Adventurer Club. You can do this by yourself or with others that went on the canoe trip.
16. During worships on the canoe trip share a nature nugget. A nature nugget is something you find in nature that helps you understand a spiritual thought. It can be something you found or did.
17. Depending on the experience of your group consider taking a day or weekend trip to prepare for your extended trip.
Skill Level 3
New in 2013
Expedition Canoeing by Cliff Jacobson
Appalachian Mountain Club River Guides