Flatwater Canoeing Trip Sample Planning Outline by lyz14081


									                                             Flatwater Canoeing Trip
                                             Sample Planning Outline
   NOTE: Be sure to adhere to Scouts Canada’s Camping/Outdoor Activity Guide, www.scouts.ca

Session ________                                        Session _________
Research                                                Equipment
    find out about the area where the out-trip will         discuss different types of canoes and which shape
    occur (routes, portages, moving water, weather)         and material is right for your trip
    investigate necessary permits for your trip (Tour       plan to rent or borrow the canoes and paddles
    Permit, camping/hiking application)                     needed
    assess the distance to be covered                       look at a canoe repair kit and go over basic repair
    inquire about campsite availability                     techniques
    locate the nearest hospital or communication post       ensure that all other safety equipment is
    decide on entrance and exit points and pick-up          accounted for: whistles, bailers, painters, extra
    sites                                                   paddles
    investigate alternate routes                            discuss standards for PFDs, care and appropriate
    assess the knowledge and experience of each of          sizing
    the participants.                                       discuss the use, maintenance and repair of group
   Additional Resources: Internet, library books,
     maps, park rangers, Scouts from the area                 Additional Resources: local outfitters

Session ________                                        Session ________
In-Depth Planning                                       Canoeing Skills
    set out a budget                                        participants should be able to perform the
    get permission forms ready                              following strokes: forwards, backwards, J stroke,
    discuss equipment needed and whether to buy,            pry, draw, braces
    rent or borrow                                          practise the following manoevers: forward and
    discuss transportation for participants and             reverse straight lines, turning, and sideways
    equipment to and from the adventure                     displacement
    identify the skills and training required.              discuss and practise how to angle the canoe to
                                                            travel in a strong wind
Session _________                                           practise portaging the canoes you will be
                                                            travelling with (solo or tandem), if necessary.
First Aid
Participants must know about:                           Session ________
    the essential items in a first aid kit and an
      emergency kit                                     Canoe Safety Skills
    the signs, symptoms and treatment of:               Participants should be able to perform the following
      hypothermia, heat exhaustion, heat stroke,        skills and understand their uses:
      dehydration and sunburn                                accurate line tosses
** groups can also complete a St. John Ambulance             canoe over canoe rescue
    course (standard or emergency) as part of their          emptying a swamped canoe.
                                                             Additional Resources: your local canoeing
 Additional Resources: St. John Ambulance First                         association, CRCA
 Aid Book, The Fieldbook for Canadian Scouting,
Session ________                                        Session _________
Personal Equipment/Packing                              The Trip Environment
   discuss type and amount of clothing for your trip       discuss the philosophy of Α Leave No Trace≅
   organize sleeping bags, flashlights and other           camping and canoeing
   personal gear                                           review campsite selection
   list all personal hygiene items required                review techniques for washing and the disposal of
   discuss and practise methods of waterproofing           grey water
   outline canoe loading techniques and weighting          discuss disposal of garbage
   for different wind conditions.                          discuss disposal of human waste
                                                           explore options in water purification.
Session ________                                         Additional Resources: The Fieldbook for Canadian
Risk Management                                                           Scouting, Ch.7
   identify any potential emergencies and discuss
   appropriate responses                                Session ________
   set out a Plan B for your canoeing route
   discuss your action plan or who will take on what    Navigation & The Environment
   role in case of an emergency                            practise map reading and compass skills
   decide on contingency plans for communication           discuss scale and contours and how to assess the
   collect Physical Fitness certificates for all           length and difficulty of portages
   participants                                            talk about techniques for weather interpretation
   make an official trip itinerary and share it with       discuss how to read moving water, if necessary
   people at home                                          identify wildlife and poisonous plants that you
   all of the additional information for a complete        may encounter and discuss how to avoid or deal
   Emergency plan (page 11 in Fieldbook).                  with them (ie. raccoons, bears).

    Additional Resources: The Fieldbook for
           Canadian Scouting, Ch. 2                             Recommended Internet
Session ________                                            www.gorp.com: for trip ideas, information on
                                                            gear, books and maps
Nutrition & Menu Planning                                   www.melborponsti.com/scouts/ : for recipes
   discuss calories needed for canoeing and the types       www.lnt.org: for leave no trace information
   of food that can provide this energy
                                                            www.camping.sacsingles.com/: for general
   talk about major considerations for menu                 information about camping skills
   planning (freshness, convenience, price)
   plan a menu                                              : for camping and backpacking information
   talk about food packing and storage.                     www.trailstuff.com: for books on a wide range
                                                            of subjects
Session ________                                            www.crca.ca/CRCACore.cfm
Cooking                                                     www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/obs-bsn/sbg-
   investigate stove options and other cooking              gsn/main.htm: for Coast Guard Rules
   practise using stoves or other and try out new
   make a duty roster for cooking and cleaning
     Additional Resources: nutritionist, local
 outfitters, The Fieldbook for Canadian Scouting,

                                                        September 2002

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