1 Young Paddler Scheme
Paddlepower One is aimed at the 8-11 age group. It comprises
of four progressive levels to take the paddler to just beyond
1 Star - plus 3 optional awards - Water Safety, Water Awareness
and Capsize. A total of seven awards with a certificate for each
The aim is to give each young paddler the best start, helping
to develop efficient forward paddling and boat handling skills.
Progress is noted in a colourful log book with input from both
paddler and coach to encourage involvement. Also included in
the log book is the first challenge from Paddlepower Two, to
show where they can go next and even start collecting
points. Click here to see sample pages from Paddlepower One log
book and certificates.
The BCU recognise Paddlepower One as equivalent to One Star
for awards and progressions and for outside organisations such
as scout/guide badges.