BCU 4 Star Assessment with Alder Creek Kayak in Portland, Oregon.

Successful performance at this level indicates that a candidate has the personal skill level and leadership ability required to:

  • Lead a group of 4 (not including themselves) paddlers, on short (six to eight miles, of at least three hours paddling). Journeys in moderate tidal water environment with winds not exceeding force 4/sea state 4
  • Judge the conditions and the standard of the group and make appropriate decisions about the planned route along with the need to modify plans as required.

*The 4 star award is a leadership award and not a coaching award. this is a 2 day – 18 hour assessment.

Link to BCUNA site

  • Personal Paddling Skills
  • Rescue Skills
  • Safety, Leadership & Group Skills
  • Theory