Cooling Off With A Paddle

After a week of record temperatures in the UK, where better to hold a Cub meeting than on the local lake with a Kayak club.

As well as fun and frolics in the water, the Cubs learned enough kayaking skills to earn their British Canoeing Paddle Start Award certificates. This involved developing their basic knowledge to enable them to safely get in and out of your boat, make it move and return to the start point. All completed the session feeling safe and confident paddlers. Some even went further and learnt how to safely capsize.

Many were inspired by the experience and it may become a new hobby for some. All of them earned several more badges each to adorn their uniform.

Getting briefed and learning about water safety
Learning the basics of kayaking
Learning to capsize kayaks

Many thanks to Samira from for the fantastic photos.