This HAT course centers on the needs of council adults taking youth on canoe trips to satisfy point 6 of the Safety Afloat course …
"Skill Proficiency. Everyone afloat must be trained and experienced in handling and safety skills of the craft in use."
The scope encompasses local day trips, multi-day canoe camping and national trips.
Course format is a one-day indoor session June 14, 2014, followed by:
·Introduction to Flat Water canoeing, a week-end / overnight canoe camping exercise June 28-29.
The third session July 19-20, is Introduction to Moving water Class I and Introduction to Whitewater Class II. With a Car camp at the Yolo county Camp Ground on the evening between the Moving and Whitewater sessions.
Some of the course topics include … Teaching progression, Fun training exercises for youth, Canoe handling,Packing to stay dry, Trip planning, Group organization and gear, Hydrology, Navigation
If you are planning to visit Northern Tier Canoe Base or do a “50 Miler” this is a must course for your adult leaders.
BSA rated swimmer, Annual Health and Medical Record, Safety Afloat & Safe Swim Defense. (on-line)
·HAT Basic Back Pack (recommended)
Cost: $95 (Course fees cover boating equipment and campground fees and course text.)
Age Limitation (min): 16 years.
Sign-up Deadline: June 1st
For more information contact Course director, Bill Behrendt (925) 989-2009 cell