This checkoff list could be used by a scribe to keep track of which Scouts have earned which merit badges or could be used by an individual Scout.
Kayaking Merit Badge
Whitewater kayaking has been a part of the Whitewater merit badge, but now there is a merit badge for flat-water kayaking, which will make kayaking merit badge fun to earn while out on the lake at summer camp.
Note that this is different than the Kayaking BSA award, but there is some overlap between the two.
Printable helps for requirements:
A reader asks about how old a Scout should be to work on a merit badge. The Guide to Advancement provides some answers.
This aquatics program feature offers the opportunity to learn more about swimming and boating. Your PLC can plan a month of activities around this theme.
Boating/Canoeing Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts: The focus of this program feature is on fitness, boating skills, and swimming skills.
Safe Swim Defense provides the steps which a BSA unit must take to safely participate in an activity which involves swimming.
The BSA swim test is used to determine ability level so that participants can swim in an area which is appropriate for them.
The most familiar application of skill level limits is the swim tests which are administered at summer camp. But there are other examples as well.
Before embarking on a boating activity with your scouts, make sure everyone is aware of the Safety Afloat guidelines.