Boy Scouts

Special thanks to New Mexico Kayak Instruction and Kelly Gossett for a great weekend up in Pilar last month for the beginner lesson on the white water. My family had a fantastic time. Pictured is my 12 year old son who is profound deaf paddling the river. Kelly truly is a master kayak instructor that can teach at all levels of ability and provide hours of fun for the whole family.
Matt Painter
Retired Fireman
Albuquerque, NM
Event Category: 
Intro to Whitewater
Boy Scouts
Girl Scouts
Other Kids Classes

I'm often asked "How do I teach my kids to kayak?  What age should they start kayaking?  How do I teach them to have fun and to not be afraid?  How do I keep them interested?  Where do I find other parents and families to paddle with??"  Kayaking 4 Kids will answer all of these questions, and many more.  Kayaking is something the whole family can do together.  When introduced correctly, your kids will look forward to paddling with enthusiasm and excitement!

We'll watch and discuss the recently released instructional video "Paddle Monsters."  This video includes two sections;

BSA Kayaking provides an introduction to kayaking skills and safety procedures and serves as a program opportunity for Boy Scout, Varsity, and Venturing units in camp or out. Mastery of Kayaking BSA skills is a first critical step towards satisfying Safety Afloat guidelines for safe kayak excursions.

Kayaking activities are limited to Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers. Additional kayaking information may be found in the Kayaking BSA pamphlet, No. 19-510, the Fieldbook, No. 33104; the Whitewater merit badge pamphlet, 33405; and Varsity Team Program Features, Volume III, No. 34839.

Kayaking BSA is not a merit badge.

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