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.
Small-Boat Sailing Merit Badge
Sailing is one of the most enjoyable pastimes on the open water. The quiet and peacefulness of the water can provide a pleasant break from everyday life. However, smooth sailing requires paying careful attention to safety.
See the Small Boat Sailing Merit Badge 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.
The technology Nova STEM award for Boy Scouts is called Start Your Engines and is designed to help you explore how technology affects your life each day.
When a few of our Boy Scouts earned their Small-Boat Sailing merit badge a couple of years ago, they would yell “Pirate Adventure!” as they walked down to the waterfront at camp. They loved doing this badge.
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.
This award is for Boy Scouts who can’t get enough time on the water.
Before embarking on a boating activity with your scouts, make sure everyone is aware of the Safety Afloat guidelines.