Scouting Ireland Course packages

Canoeing Ireland offer Scouting and Girl Guides groups a number of different packages to choose from, to get their groups kayaking. This ranges from a 2-4hr sessions, full day courses and progression courses.

Half day – Get your Group Kayaking Session (Taster Session)

Package Price

€180 for up to 12 participants

€360 for up to 24 participants

€540 for up to 36 participants

(This means a fantastic price of €15 per head)

How it works?

      • Sessions will be delivered over a half day of activity, 4 hours. Groups will be split in two, with each group getting a two hour session.
      • Half of the group will be on the water or in the care of instructors the whole time, the other half of the group will be the responsibility of the scout leaders when they are not directly involved in a canoeing session.
      • Leaders may choose to stagger the arrival and departure of the group or to do bank based activity with the half of the group who aren’t on the water.

Progression Option

Groups can book 3 sessions to achieve their level 1 Kayak skills award or 5 to achieve their Level 2 kayak skills award

Day Course – Scouting Ireland Stage 2 Paddling Award Level 1 kayak skills

Canoeing Ireland is offering a Canoeing package, designed exclusively for Scouts to achieve their Stage 2 paddling award as part of their Adventure skills programme.

There are nine defined Adventure Skills. Paddling is one of the skills included in this framework to provide an active and adventurous program that is fun, challenging and allows Scouts to develop friendships.

The paddling competency allows members of Scouting Ireland to carry out a great variety of Scouting adventures and activities in a safe and competent manner.

Adventure Skills Badges require a young person to achieve a detailed set standard in a particular Adventure Skill. The requirements are progressive, and ultimately pave the way to outside recognition by a governing body of a chosen skill.

Courses operate from our Training Centre on the Strawberry beds, Lucan.Link

Course Duration:

Full day 10am until 4.30pm

Package Price:

€280 for up to 8 participants (This means a fantastic price of €35 per head)

The course can be run on any date that suits the group depending on availability
(Please note there is a Minimum age of 8 years old)

Course Content:

      • Scouts will get a chance to learn how to operate at least two types of crafts from.
      • The course will also cover Canoeing Ireland level 1 skills with participants being assessed and awarded a Level 1 certificate with demonstrated competency.
      • The course will also cover all theory, knowledge and safety required for the participant to achieve a Stage 2 paddling award as set out by the Adventure Skills syllabus.


Level 2 Kayak Skills Course

These courses are of introductory level and operate under the guidance of qualified Canoeing Ireland Instructors. Assessment for the Level 2 Kayak Skills Award is included at the end of each course.

Course duration

These courses consist of five 2.5 hr sessions or can be run over two full days (Weekend). Course fee includes all technical equipment (i.e. kayaks, wetsuits, etc.).

Package Price

€480 for up to 8 participants (This means a price of €60 per person for a full two days or five sessions)

Further details are forwarded when a place is booked on a course.

Custom Options

Canoeing Ireland can tailor courses and days to suit your groups needs. If none of the options above are suitable please email or call 016251105 to discuss other options.

How to book

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Email the application form to

Each participant must also have consent from a Guardian. All forms should be collected by the group leader and brought on the day. Only participants with completed forms will be allowed to participate on the day.

Junior Form

What to bring on courses: We supply all the kayaking gear. What you need to bring is appropriate clothing for under the wetsuit, Shorts/Swimming gear, warm fleece/hoodie or thermal that can get wet and also old runners and a towel.

Don’t bring any of your good stuff!  It’s a busy half/full day so you’ll need a packed lunch with lots of snacks, plenty to drink to keep yourself hydrated throughout.

Scouts must be signed in and out of the camp everyday by a parent or guardian, we do not allow Scouts to “come and go” by themselves.

Check out the video of 20th Dundrum Scout Troop and Taney Cubs who partook in this day