Ideal for Scouts, kids clubs or after-school groups, Paddlepower from the British Canoe Union is an exciting scheme designed to give a stuctured approach to kids kayaking and canoeing. Based around an on-going training programme, It’s colourful and youth centred approach aims to: 

  • Encourage more young people to come into and stay in the sport
  • Provide progression and reward achievement in a wide range of topics
  • Show them all aspects of the sport – both competitive and adventurous
  • Provide signposts into Clubs where their skills and development can be nurtured
  • Provide a flexible structure for delivery according to venue/situation
  • The scheme has recently been revised and now comprises of 5 Awards to support a young paddler’s introduction and progress in Paddlesport.

The Paddlepower Awards

Paddlepower Start
An entry level award suitable for taster sessions or as part of a series of sessions. 

Paddlepower Passport 
Four progressive levels based on 24 topics which can be grouped into Safety Awareness, Paddling Skills, Varied Experiences, and Supporting Knowledge. The award is equivalent to 1 Star.

Paddlepower Discover
This follows on from Passport with a further 4 levels to take the young paddler to equivalent of 2 star standard.

Paddlepower Explore 
Three different levels take the paddler on an extensive journey exploring the great variety Paddlesport, with topics focused on participation in events and journeys in the competitive and non-competitive disciplines.

Paddlepower Excel 
Three levels to test the paddler on all elements of paddlesport including being responsible for self and others, participation in journeys, coaching sessions, training, events/competitions in a variety of disciplines, background knowledge of the sport; access, rules, environmental, nutrition and goal setting.

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Kids kayaking and canoeing Edinburgh
Kids kayaking and canoeing Edinburgh
Kids kayaking and canoeing Edinburgh