Boy Scout Archives: 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
Merit Badge Check Off List I've had several requests lately for a newer version of the merit badge check off list, updated with the newest badges. So I've redone the list as a Google spreadsheet. This will make it easier to keep updated.
Age Requirements for Merit Badges A reader asks about how old a Scout should be to work on a merit badge. The Guide to Advancement provides some answers.
Aquatics Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts 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.
Start Your Engines - STEM Award for Boy Scouts (Technology) 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.
Small-Boat Sailing Merit Badge for Boy Scouts 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 Boating/Canoeing Troop Program Feature for Boy Scouts: The focus of this program feature is on fitness, boating skills, and swimming skills.
BSA Methods - The Outdoors One of the methods for Boy Scouts is “the outdoors”. Being outdoors presents Boy Scouts with challenges and adventures. Boys enjoy the independence of getting away from home and taking care of themselves.
Safe Swim Defense Safe Swim Defense provides the steps which a BSA unit must take to safely participate in an activity which involves swimming.
BSA Swim Test Pack your swimsuit on top. Those are always the instructions when packing for summer camp, because one of the first things we will have to do when we get there is the swim test. The BSA swim test is used to determine ability level so that participants can swim in an area which is appropriate for them.
Sweet 16 of BSA Safety | Skill Level Limits 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.
National Outdoor Badges - Aquatics This award is for Boy Scouts who can't get enough time on the water.
Requirements and Helps for Boy Scout Merit Badges You can learn about sports, crafts, science, trades, business, and future careers as you earn merit badges. There are more than 100 merit badges.
Safety Afloat Before embarking on a boating activity with your scouts, make sure everyone is aware of the Safety Afloat guidelines.