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 2021: That's it the last Tuesday evening group paddles finishes on 28th Septmber 2021 - just not enough evening light now - back again in the evening in 2022 though.
Newsflash January 2019: We now have a Facebook page please follow and like it FB Page
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, 17, 18, 19, 20 stopped by COVID, 21 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 BC Bell Boat Helm and permit holder with Joe Appleton, Adam Potts, Ian Cross, Gary Chadwick, Laura Fielding, Owen Rabbitt, Brad Gibson and Dave Smith - scout permit holders. We are also supported by some Young Leaders / Explorers who also have Permits.
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