Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: 4th Annual Whitewater training: Safety Afloat #6a
4th Annual Whitewater training: Safety Afloat #6a
Jack & John Wright
Mon, 1 Feb 1999 17:41:53 -0500
Hello fellow scouters:
Announcing our 4th annual Whitewater Safety Training course for
Scoutmasters and ASMs. On the Class II Hiwassee River, east of
Chattanooga, TN, on the weekend of May 22 & 23, 1999.
If you're interested & close enough to drive, below are a couple of
facts. Those who want further info, please email a short request to my
address below, & I'll forward a longer explanation with details.
If you have no interest, please pass this message on to another person
in your Troop/District/Council who may be interested in complying with
Safety Afloat #6a, the specific safety aspects of paddling whitewater.
It can be fatally dangerous unless you know what you=92re doing. We=92ve
had 4 kayak fatalities and 1 rafting fatality (non-scouts) in the past 2
years in this area of prime whitewater, and we don't want any scouts or
scouters injured in this sport we=92ve loved for 30 years.
- Types of training available:
(a)Basic Open Canoe tandem (geared for SMs & ASMs, this course is
required in our Council to check out our canoes), and
(b)Intermediate Open Canoe tandem with Rescue techniques (taught by NOC
pro instructors)(offered if min. no. is met)
- Cost for (a) above is $50/person, incl. camping, books, matls.
- Cost for (b) above is $120/person, all inclusive, w/NOC instructors.
Moving water is taken for granted as a scout tradition. A lot of Troops
everywhere go on Class I, II, and even III whitewater, without learning
the special safety techniques. Don't be ill prepared, if you do moving
water, consider coming to our course if you're close enough.
Scouters have come to this course from Miss, KY, all over TN & GA, and
been well satisfied with what we've taught.
YIS, Jack Wright. firstname.lastname@example.org
Founder, Council Whitewater Committee
Silver Beaver '98
Cherokee Area Council, Chattanooga, TN