Canoeing Merit Badge – Mission Bay – Dec 4, 6:15 am – 4:00 pm

Post date: Oct 29, 2016 4:39:6 PM

Key dates:

Forms due – 11/14; Scouts check out Canoeing merit badge book from troop librarian by – 11/14.

Scouts read Canoeing merit badge book by – 11/27; Review meeting – 11/28; Merit Badge session – 12/4.

We have 12 spots (6 canoes) reserved.

If we get more than 12 sign-ups, we will try to reserve more canoes, but no guarantees.

Learn the parts of the canoe and the paddle, and what to do with them. Canoeing Merit Badge will be taught by a Merit Badge counselor in the quiet waters of Fiesta Island at the Youth Aquatic Center. If you read the merit badge book, you can easily learn the most important paddling strokes, and then practice paddling solo, and with a partner. If the wind stays calm to one or two o’clock in the afternoon, there will be plenty of time to earn the merit badge.

Canoeing MB is a prerequisite for the Salty Rat, the Spring Break canoe trip, and Whitewater MB.

Anyone else who wants to practice their canoe paddling technique is welcome to come, subject to availability of canoes (those Scouts working on the merit badge get first priority).

Prerequisites: Parent permission, ability to swim (Swimming MB, or swim test at summer camp, Junior Life Guards, etc.), read merit badge pamphlet, and attend review meeting.