Welcome to Paddles Blazing Activity Support Unit
a canoeing scout activity support unit based in Warrington East Scout District operating primarily on The Bridgewater Canal.
Newsflash: June 2021 we support St Wilfrid's Church who are improvoing the driveway and access to the Scout Camspite. They are holding a really good summer raffle, please support them to support us and buy a raffle ticket here: https://www.peoplesfundraising.com/raffle/grappenhall The draw is on the 24th July.
March 2021 see this page re some potential limited paddling at Warrington Scout Campsite under strictly controlled conditions due to COVID-19.
Don't forget attendees should hand in a membership form each year.
Newsflash January 2019: We now have a Facebook page please follow and like it FB Page
GREAT NEWS Again in 2020 Paddles Blazing ASU has been selected by the Co-op to receive funding in the latest round of Community Funding. This will be to support leader and coach training. Members of the co-op can go into the members website and select us to be the local cuase to receive funding from your co-op purchases. Please action this if you are a co-op member and send funding our way to help with replacement canoe purchases. Go here if you are a member to update your preferences: https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/41549 If you are not a member of the Co-op you can join here: https://www.coop.co.uk/ It's free to join and you also get dividend on any purchases you make so it is well worth joining. Please support us to buy develop British Canoeing instructors and coaches.
Mark O'Dell ASU Manager
We endeavour to develop water safety and canoe skills in our young scout members. Utilising the skills achieved towards their programmed development in the Scout Association. We use the British Canoeing awards.
Our regular paddling sessions are held on the Bridgewater Canal. As in 2010, 11, 12, 13 14, 15 & 16 these are at Warrington District‘s Campsite and the 25th Warrington East Scout Group HQ., behind St Wilfrid's Church, Church Lane, Grappenhall, Warrington. Before 2010 we paddled for several years at Grappenhall Sports Club, we have been about a long time!
We welcome any member of Warrington East District or our neighbours in Warrington West District . We have an open access policy so there are no barriers to joining why not come on down and try out paddle sports at Warrington Scout campsite. If we can find a way to help you get safely on the water we will help you. Parents are welcome to join in our activities. Outside of the Bridgewater Canal session specific training days are occasionally organised along with a few river trips for those members who are progressing skills wise.
Our adult leaders are: Mark O’Dell (ASU Manager) BC Level 3 Coach & WSA Foundation SUP Instructor, Steve Savage BC Level 2 Coach, Pat Moran BC Level 3 Coach, Mike Hankey, Simon Fathers, Ed Gough (Treasurer) and Alex Devers BC Level 1 Coaches. Colin Lowndes, BC Paddlesports Instructor Graham Hughes, Joe Appleton, Adam Potts, Ian Cross, Gary Chadwick, Laura Fielding, Owen Rabbitt and Dave Smith - scout permit holders. We are also supported by some Young Leaders / Explorers who also have Permits.
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