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
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.
Lunch & drink, plus any snacks
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
. 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
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.