Basic Sea Kayaking Course


Basic Sea Kayaking Course

This badge represents successful completion of the Sea Kayaking Course.

Description of skills

The holder of this badge has successfully completed our Basic Sea Kayaking Course and/or has demonstrated proficiency in the following skills:

    • Experience in proper use of kayak gear
    • Basic trip planning & navigation, including tides, currents, weather, and wind evaluation
    • Launching and landing techniques
    • Basic paddling strokes
    • Getting back in your boat when capsized
    • How to recognize & avoid dangerous situations
    • Leadership and group dynamics
    • Ergonomics, avoiding repetitive injuries, safe handling of heavy loads, shoulder protection
    • Basic conservation principles as they apply to sea kayaking

what does this badge allow me to do?



Complete our Basic Sea Kayaking Course.


The Sea Kayaking Course Badge may be granted to members who have applicable experience and can demonstrate proficiency in the relevant skills. Applicants may submit an application that shows they have training or experience that meets or exceeds the requirements for course graduation, and demonstrate, without instruction, a level of competency in sea kayaking knowledge and boat handling skills that is equivalent to that expected of a sea kayak course graduate. To connect with an equivalency coordinator at your branch, please fill out this form.

apply for equivalency