Camp Allatoona Aquatics Base
Kayaking Merit Badge
What To Bring Prerequisites Resources Registration


Kayaking has become one of the fastest-growing paddlesports in the United States. An estimated nine million Americans enjoy this sport. The most popular style of kayaking is recreational kayaking (6.2 million), followed by touring/sea kayaking (1.8 million), and whitewater kayaking (1.2 million). This merit badge will introduce you to recreational kayaking and help prepare you for advanced paddlesports such as touring/sea and whitewater kayaking.


Class size:  8

Please arrive between 7:30am & 8:00am on Saturday. We will finish between 4:00pm & 5:00pm but could be earlier.
This is a one-day merit badge. We will not be camping overnight and we will not be returning on Sunday. At least one adult (leader or parent) must remain throughout the day with each unit or with each individual participant. We recommend bringing a comfortable chair and something to read. Other adult drivers should return no later than 4:00pm to pick up their Scouts.

What to Bring:

    • Current medical form
    • Lunch & drink, plus any snacks
    • Water bottle
    • Swimming attire and towel
    • Something warm to wear when we are out of the water. It can get chilly in the pavilion if there is any wind.
    • Signed merit badge application (blue card) Please fill in your blue card like This Example. Have your unit leader sign & date it.
    • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sun block, not aerosol, 50 SPF or higher)
    • Closed-toed footwear (water shoes) that can get wet. (NO flip-flops, sandals, or Crocks


    • Scouts will be required to pass the standard BSA swim test prior to beginning the session.
    • Bring a Merit Badge blue card signed by your Unit leader.
    • Read the Kayaking Merit badge booklet and BRING IT TO THE CLASS. Each participant will be required to answer a series of written questions related to the non in-water sections of the merit badge. (see ‘Merit Badge Worksheet’ link below)


Select the date below on which you'd like to participate. You'll be taken to that date entry on the 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.



Updated 09/17/15
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