Who Can Do It?

Canoeing is available to all members, with specific requirements applied to the Joey Section.

When Can I do This?

Most suitable during spring to early autum, Meeting Nights (in daylight), Day Trips and Weekends

Skils Development Events

The Region provides Flat Water Canoeing training that cater for everyone from Level 1 to Guide. These training events are provided in two formats – just choose the format that suits and interests you the best. As a pre-requisite, all participants must be able to swim 50 metres.

Single Weekend Canoe Skills Development Events

These weekends cater for Scouts, Venturers, Rovers and Leaders. Over the weekend, participants will take part in 8 hours of paddling, stroke technique, a mini-expedition, rescues, capsize drills but most importantly, they’ll have a fantastic weekend in the water! Usually canoeing qualifications up to Level 2 are achievable on these training events.

It is preferable for participants to supply canoes, however, canoes can be provided on request to the Leader/Guide prior to the weekend.

Double Weekend Canoe Skills Development Events (North Harbour Water Base)

These double weekend training events are aimed at Scouts and Venturers (who can be accompanied by their Leaders). These training events aim to a Level 2 canoe qualification, for all participants with some able to achieve a Level 3 canoe qualification. The first weekend is held at Manly Dam and covers paddling, stroke technique, rescues, and capsize drills with the second weekend being a Canoe Camp at Lake Macquarie. Participants bring their own lunch for each day of the first weekend, with catering for the second weekend performed on a “Patrol” basis. These courses cost $50 per participant.


For all canoe training events, a prerequisite is that participants must be able to swim 50 metres.

There are no upcoming events.

Cub Scout Canoe Activities (North Harbour Water Base)

These activities  are a single day canoe-familiarization events where Cubs can achieve a Level 1 qualification in Canoeing. They are held at Narrabeen Lakes from 8:30am to 4:30 pm. Participants are to bring their own lunch. This training event costs $15 for each participant.


Participants must be able to swim 50 metres.

More Info


Single Weekend Training Events
Region Office
Phone (02) 9411 4088

Cub & Double Weekend Training Events
Paul Soltau
Phone (02) 9982 1097


Send your completed booking form and payment to:
Single Weekend Training Event Sydney North Region Scouts
2 Ellis St
Chatswood NSW 2067

Application forms will be sent out prior to the event

Cub & Double Weekend Training Events
C/- 20 Westmoreland Avenue
Collaroy NSW 2097