This one day, land-based module is for British Canoeing Leaders who have a passion for enhancing other paddlers' experiences when they're on the water. You'll expand your knowledge and experience of guiding in your chosen environment as our friendly, highly experienced staff share their expertise in all the elements of camp craft and expeditions, from 'leave no trace' philosophy to outdoor food hygiene, and everything in between (check the full list of areas covered in the aims/ outcomes section).
The aim of this module is that you'll leave with increased knowledge and experience of:
Leave no trace philosophy
Single day trips and multi day expeditions
Understanding the expedition’s environment
Expedition nutrition and hydration
Packing, loading and paddling a loaded craft
Essential camp craft including; equipment choice, stoves and fuel
Wildlife considerations – bears, bugs and beasts
Tents and tarps
Outdoor food hygiene
* Please note: Itinerary is subject to weather and availability.
What to Expect
You'll cover this one day module through a mixture of classroom and practical sessions. All sessions will be land-based.
Modules are available to all British Canoeing and Home Nation members
Guide modules will be recognised as CPD (1 module = 18 months CPD)
Other modules will be added as the guide scheme develops.
3 of the 5 subject areas need to be completed or evidence produced to become a full Guide.
Guiding others, and helping them to appreciate and enjoy the aquatic environment is a special role. The British Canoeing Guide modules help enhance your leadership skills to make these journeys truly memorable.
During the day you'll have free hot drinks and afternoon tea.Support is on hand from our friendly, and exceptionally well qualified, staff to help develop your understanding and personal skills. They also help you to formulate an appropriate action plan for your further development.