The Invertrossachs Water Activities team are running a Kayak B1 Permit Course in the New Year and are looking for candidates.

This is an opportunity to hone your kayaking skills and to achieve a Scout Association Kayaking Permit for B1 waters. You will start off in a warm, indoor environment, where you can gain more confidence on the water, and develop your personal kayaking skills. You will then progress to Loch Venachar where other aspects of kayaking, group management and weather issues are covered.

The final part of the course is the assessment.

Owing to the limited number of training sessions, we are restricting the course to candidates who have some kayaking skills e.g. can paddle in a straight line and perform basic manoeuvres


The course timetable is:

Feb 29 (Sat) 14.00 – 16.50          Bannockburn High School Pool.

Mar 21 (Sat) 14.00 – 16.50          Bannockburn High School Pool.

Apr 4 (Sat)             Kayak Session                                   Invertrossachs

May 2 (Sat)            Kayak Session                                   Invertrossachs

May 24 (Sun)         Kayak Training/Assessment               Invertrossachs

June 6 (Sat)            Kayak Assessment                            Invertrossachs

The cost of the package is £65 and includes use of all equipment (excluding wetsuits).

However, we have secured funding from Forth Region and Stirling and Trossachs District, which reduces this figure to £26. This is the cost of the course to you.

If you apply to the Scouts Scotland Grants Programme, and I strongly urge that you do, you can secure further funding for up to 1/3 of a permit course, i.e. up to 1/3 of £65. , but please do not apply for this until your place is confirmed.

If your Scout Group picks up the balance then the cost to you will be nothing other than your own time and travel costs.


If interested please reply to: Colin Smith This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. giving your scout group, appointment (if any), and skill level (intermediate, advanced).

Places will be allocated on a first come basis upon receipt of £26 course fee. After the 31st January 2020 applications will be opened up to other Districts in Forth Region.

Payment Methods:

Bank Transfer: A/C Name: Stirling and Trossachs Scout Council
Account Number: 00213087         Sort Code: 83 18 09         Ref: KAYAK20 ‘YOUR NAME’

You must let me know when you pay this to ensure your place is reserved and confirmed.

By Cheque: to Colin Smith, 6 Randolph Court, Stirling FK8 2AL. (Cheques payable to Stirling and Trossachs Scout Council).



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