a weekend traveling the lake on 20 and 25 foot sailboats!
You'll get to choose your own route, so have fun exploring the
Elect a Crew Leader. The captain will provide opportunities
to make decisions and carry out tasks during your training.
The program begins Saturday Morning and ends Sunday afternoon.
Plan for your crew to arrive at the Aquatics Base by 8:30 am.
You will be greeted by a base staff member who will help you
get settled in and ready for the trip. During registration,
we will make sure we have accurate information on your Crew.
We will review your rosters, the swimming ability of all crew
members and review any physical limitations. Your Crew Leader
will be asked to sign a form certifying each member of the crew
meets the BSA Swimmer Requirements (see Guide to Safe Scouting).
Bring your own overnight gear, including a tent, for use during
your overnight stay away from the base Saturday. Please
note: Camp Allatoona Aquatics Base is a short term camp
and does not have shower facilities. Campsites have permanent
shelters, running water and pit latrines.
We've provided a copy of some
typical sailing menus and we suggest your crew give them
a try. Please purchase food for your crew AND your staff
captain for all listed meals (plus any personal snacks).
Upon your return to the Aquatics Base Sunday afternoon, you
will clean the boats and return equipment. Plan your departure
between 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm.
Crew size: 12.
What to Bring:
Remember, storage space onboard a sailboat is very limited.
Small drawstring bags work best for stowing personal items and
equipment. Please limit your carry-on to one small bag or duffel,
and do not bring backpacks with frames. The items you need to
bring are shown in the gear lists below:
- Shorts, T-shirts, hat
- Swim suit, towel, deck shoes
- Sleeping bag or blankets and sheets
- Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm (Chap Stick, Blistex,
- 6-foot piece of line to practice knots
- Small flashlight with extra batteries
- Foul weather gear (rain suit)
- Sweatshirt or windbreaker/jacket, depending upon
the time of year
- Personal items (toothbrush, etc.)
Do NOT bring the following:
- Black soled shoes
- Personal CD players, radios or stereos
- Liquid fuel stoves or lanterns
- Sheath knives, spear guns or fire arms
- Signal flares or fireworks
- Personal watercraft (wave runners)
The Base will provide:
Use of crew quarters (tent site with tents, cots, covered
cooking area, table and propane cook stove with fuel).
- BSA patrol cook kit & chef tool kit
- First aid kit
- Food (remember to include enough
extra for the captains!)
- SMALL ice chest and extra ice for the ice chest
onboard the boat
- Electric lantern (propane may only be used off the
- Water container
- Trash bags
- Toilet paper
- Paper towels, cups and napkins
- Games for use below deck (magnetic checkers/chess,
playing cards, etc.)
- Inter-faith worship materials and song books
- Astronomy merit badge book for star study at nigh)
- Camera and Film
- Personal floatation devices (also available at the
- Fishing gear and bait (don't forget fishing licenses)
Menu Planning Suggestions:
Here are some typical menus used at Florida Sea Base. You might
want to try some of these on your trip. Click
here for a printable copy of these suggestions.
canned ham, orange, apple juice, coffee
sandwich, cheese curls, pear, cookies, drink
chop, stuffing, salad, corn, fruit cocktail, drink
||eggs, sausage, English
muffin, orange juice, coffee
||hot dog, pork and
beans, Pringles, apple, drink
||cereal, Pop Tart,
pineapple juice, milk, coffee
||chicken salad, cheese
curls, granola bar, drink
||steak, potato, roll,
salad, pudding, drink
ham, orange, apple juice, coffee
||ham & cheese
sandwich, Pringles, apple, pickles, snack cake, drink
||beef stew, rice,
||eggs, canned ham,
English muffin, orange, coffee
||tuna sandwich, corn
chips, cookies, drink
green beans, Italian bread, snack cake, drink
||cereal, Pop Tart,
apple juice, milk, coffee
||peanut butter &
jelly sandwich, orange, granola bar, drink
Current BSA registration.
Must be at least 13 years old.
- Scouts are required to pass the standard BSA swim test for
swimmer the morning of the class in order to participate.
Familiar with the procedures in the Small
Boat Sailing Merit Badge book.
Adults must be certified in Safe Swim Defense
and Safety Afloat.
No previous sailing experience is required.
Select the date below on which you'd like to participate. You'll
be taken to that date entry on the Atlanta Area Council calendar.
Note that you may see multiple CAAB programs listed for the desired
date. Select the registration button at the bottom of the page.