Float trips are popular Boy Scout and Venturing activities. Safety Afloat awareness training provides guidelines for safe float trips and is required of unit leaders, but does not provide the skill training mandated by those guidelines. BSA Paddle Craft Safety courses expands Safety Afloat training to include the skills, as well as the knowledge, needed for a unit leader to confidently supervise canoeing or kayaking excursions on flat and moving water. Persons completing the training should be better able to assess their preparation to supervise paddle craft activities. The training is open to any registered adult leader, Scout, Venturer, or Explorer who is age 15 or older.

Prerequisites for registration:
Be age 15 years or older prior to training
Submit BSA Health Form, parts A-C, (will be collected at course)
Safety Afloat training (available online: //myscouting.scouting.org/)
Able to complete the BSA Swimmer Test on the day of the course

For successful completion of the course:
Demonstrate the skills required by course curriculum
Correctly answer 80% of the questions on a written exam at end of the course