Scouts learn to answer questions like “How do you sail against the wind?” while doing the requirements for the Small Boat Sailing merit badge. learn about sailing equipment and how to prepare for a safe adventure on the water. Then they demonstrate their skills by going sailing.
Printable helps for requirements:
Prepare for your own small seas adventure with these related ideas and achievements:
To complete the requirements for the National Outdoor Award Adventure Segment, a Scout or Venturer must learn to be prepared during outdoor adventures. He or she must also complete a challenging backpacking, paddling, sailing, climbing, or other high-adventure activity. See the specifics , along with some related helps and awards.
Before embarking on a boating activity with your scouts, make sure everyone is aware of the Safety Afloat guidelines.
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.
To earn the Watercraft elective for the Venturing Ranger award, Venturers must learn to safely operate a paddle craft, board sail, or sailboat.
The BSA swim test is used to determine ability level so that participants can swim in an area which is appropriate for them.
Start Your Engines! is the Scouts BSA Nova Award for investigating technology. To earn this award, Scouts must complete one of their technology related merit badges and learn about related topics such as energy and fuel sources. Scouts design and build a working model vehicle which is powered by solar power, wind power, or battery power.
To complete the requirements for the National Outdoor Award Aquatics Segment, a Scout or Venturer must be a proficient swimmer, have some lifesaving skills, complete the mile swim, and spend some time enjoying aquatics adventures such as swimming, paddling, fishing, or scuba diving.
Safe Swim Defense provides the steps which a BSA unit must take to safely participate in an activity which involves swimming.