- 1. Before fulfilling the following requirements, successfully complete the BSA Swimmer test.
- 2. Do the following:
- a. Describe various types of kayaks and how they differ in design, materials, and purpose.
- b. Name the parts of the kayak you are using for this exercise.
- c. Demonstrate how to choose an appropriately sized kayak paddle and how to position your hands.
- 3. Do the following:
- a. Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe trip afloat.
- b. Demonstrate how to select and properly fit a PFD.
- c. Explain the importance of safety equipment such as PFD's, air bags, grab loops, and helmets.
- 4. Demonstrate your ability to aid yourself and others in the event of a capsize:
- a. Capsize your kayak in water at least seven feet deep, perform a wet exit if necessary, and swim the boat to shore.
- b. With assistance, if needed, ready the capsized craft for use.
- c. Show how to approach a capsized paddler in your kayak and tow him to shore.
- d. While upright in your kayak, right a capsized kayak, empty it of water, and assist the paddler aboard without returning to shore.
- 5. As a solo paddler, demonstrate the following:
- a. Entering and launching a kayak from shore or dock.
- b. Landing or docking and exiting a kayak.
- c. Forward stroke
- d. Sweep stroke
- e. Reverse sweep
- f. Draw stroke
- g. Rudder stroke
- h. Back stroke
- 6. As a solo paddler, do the following:
- a. Paddle forward in a reasonably straight line.
- b. Move the kayak sideways to the right and to the left.
- c. Pivot 360 degrees to the right and left.
- d. Stop the kayak.
Source: 2007 Boy Scout Requirements (33215)