Camp Allatoona Aquatics Base
Small Boat Sailing Merit Badge
What to Bring Prerequisites Resources Registration

This is a Saturday class, although completion depends on favorable winds. The sailing staff is looking forward to your arrival and every effort is being made to ensure your Small Boat Sailing Merit Badge training is meaningful, safe and fun!

Plan to arrive Saturday morning no later than 8:30 AM. During check-in, we will collect your signed Merit Badge Application (blue card), review any physical limitations, and then go for swim checks. You must be able to pass the BSA swimmer test to participate.

We use Sunfish and Phantoms for small boat sailing instruction. These are fun boats that are easy to sail. You will get to "Captain" your own boat as you sail either with a buddy or alone.

Sailing is fun and it is easy to catch some wind... but, as an old sea captain once said, "Sailing takes a lifetime to really learn." So come enjoy the wind and water...and remember, it will be a great day for sailing and Scouting at the Aquatics Base!

Class size:  24

What to Bring:

    • Swimming attire and towel
    • Shoes that secure to your feet and can get wet (sandals, water shoes, old sneakers, etc.)
    • Rain gear (NO ponchos, please)
    • Jacket or sweatshirt, depending on the weather
    • Signed merit badge application (blue card)
    • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sun block)
    • Food and drink (one hour lunch break and two hour supper break on Saturday)
    • Current medical form


    • Scouts are required to pass the standard BSA swim test for swimmer the morning of the class in order to participate.
    • Make sure to bring a Merit Badge blue card signed by your Unit leader and your Merit Badge book.
    • Read and Study the entire Small Boat Sailing Merit Badge manual before you arrive at the Aquatics Base.



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.


Updated 03/18/15
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