Paddlesport Training Weekend 2017

Posted on: Monday, June 26, 2017

5 Boys & 9 Leaders from 7 Companies across Scotland took part in a Paddlesport Training Weekend at Craggan Outdoor Centre, 23rd – 25th June 2017.

The training weekend was organised and run in partnership with Boys’ Brigade Canoe Club (BBCC).

The weather for the weekend made paddling conditions challenging.  Participants were split up into groups according to their previous experience and followed either the 1 Star or 2 Star training syllabuses to develop their personal paddling skills. 

Well done to Matthew B, Matthew S, Cameron, Adam, Gregor, Angus, Tammas, Nathan, Lee and Kyle for achieving their BC 1 Star.  Also, well done to Graham, David Craig and Norrie for completing a large chunk of their BC 2 Star.

The weekend was such a success that the BBCC has suggested holding a follow up training weekend next Session.  Watch this space. 

Thanks must go to the following organisations / individuals:

  • Boys’ Brigade Canoe Club – for coaching the participants
  • Gordon Higgs – for driving and cooking
  • Lorraine Geddes – for assisting Gordon
  • Officers & staff from ELD for their help and support
  • Finally, all the participants for making the event what it was

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For more information on paddlesport in The Boys' Brigade, visit

You can view photos of the event here.