Kayaking is very popular with scouts of all ages and many groups have their own boats. If not it is likely that a nearby group or activity centre will have some kayaks that you will be able to use.
Open canoes are ideal craft to introduce people to water sports. They are more stable than kayaks and far less cramped.
Details of the Scout Associations guidelines on running canoeing activities in scouting can be found here and Kayaking here. Members leading canoeing/kayaking activities Activity will need to hold an Adventurous Activity Permit. The Assessment checklist for canoeing and for kayaking show the areas that the Leader will need to demonstrate competence in to an Assessor
The National Governing Body for canoeing and kayaking is: British Canoe Union.
For general Canoeing or Kayaking enquiries or to contact our MAPS or County Assessors.