lesson video links, Safety Afloat, and links to related Merit Badges and Boy Scout Awards.
Whitewater is great for a Scout who does whitewater or wants to learn. -
|Whitewater merit badge|
|BSA Advancement ID:||125|
|Latest pamphlet revision:||2005|
| A FREE workbook for Whitewater is available here! |
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
|meritbadge.org has PDF and DOC versions of|
Boy Scout merit badge workbooks,
Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.
1. First Aid:
- Your handbook is your primary reference. See First Aid Skills for step-by-step instructions and lesson video links.
- See also: First Aid Merit Badge Pamphlet - First Aid Kit - Emergency Kit - Guide to Safe Scouting - Physcial
2a. The Safe Swim Defense materials are included in the Whitewater Worksheet.
- Whitewater River Database - Terminology - More terms - River Classification - *River Signals
- Canoe & Kayak Basics: Canoeing Basics: PDFs - Paddles - Getting In/Out - Paddling - On The Water
- ExpertVillage.com Whitewater Lesson Videos: Whitewater Canoeing Lesson Videos - Safety - Gear - Solo
- Whitewater Kayaking Lesson Videos - Terminology - More Terminology - Kayaking Basics - Gear & Terminology - Kayaking Basics - Gear - Playing in Holes - Stroke Tips
- Aquatic Awards Links
- Boy Scout Merit Badges: Canoeing - Kayaking - Lifesaving - Motorboating - Rowing - Scuba Diving - Small-Boat Sailing - Swimming - Water Sports - Whitewater
- Boy Scouts ranks and awards: Second Class - First Class - BSA Lifeguard - Boardsailing BSA - Kayaking BSA - Mile Swim BSA - Scuba BSA - Snorkeling BSA - BSA Swim Test
- Venturing: Ranger Award electives: Lifesaving - Scuba - Watercraft; Sea Scout Bronze Award - Sea Scout Ranks: Apprentice - Ordinary - Able - Quartermaster
- Webelos Activity Badge: Aquanaut
- Cub Scout Belt Loops & Pins: Cub Scout Swimming
Sports and Fitness Awards Sports-related awards
- Boy Scout Merit Badges: Archery - Athletics - Climbing - Cycling - Fishing - Fly Fishing - Golf - Horsemanship - Orienteering - Rifle Shooting - Shotgun Shooting - Skating - Small-Boat Sailing - Snow Sports - Sports - Swimming - Water Sports - Whitewater
- Venturing: Sports Bronze Award - Quest Award; Ranger Award electives: Cave Exploration - Cycling - Equestrian - Fishing - Hunting - Mountaineering - COPE - Shooting Sports - Winter Sports
- Webelos Activity Badge: Aquanaut - Athlete - Sportsman
- Cub Scout Belt Loops & Pins: Archery - Badminton - Baseball - Basketball - BB-Guns - Bicycling - Bowling - Fishing - Flag Football - Golf - Gymnastics - Ice Skating - Marbles - Roller Skating - Snow Sports - Soccer - Softball - Swimming - Table Tennis - Tennis - Ultimate - Volleyball
General Merit Badge information
- An Introduction to Merit Badges – how to get started, who chooses the counselor, etc.
- Merit Badge Application – offers online resources to let you print "Blue Cards," etc.
- Additionally: List of Merit Badges by Field of Study – Merit Badge Pamphlets & Libraries
- Kern River
- River Signals
- Wilderness Voyageurs
- NOC (Nantahala Outdoor Center), NC
- Yough River Trail
Merit Badge-specific Programs
- Kern River Outfitters Kern River. Only 3 hours from LA, 5 hours from San Diego. California.
- American Whitewater Expeditions American River. California.
- Eagle Rafting Two day program on the Kern River. California.
- W.E.T. River Trips Six day program combines Whitewater badge with 50-miler Award. Also offers the opportunity for Climbing, Kayak, and Bird Study. California.
- Echo Canyon River Adventures One day program on the Royal Gorge or Arkansas Rivers. Colorado.
- Wilderness Aware Online training, and customizable trips from an Eagle Scout owned outfitter. Colorado.
- Kentucky Whitewater ASM-led one day program, including Kayak BSA award. Kentucky.
- New England Outdoor Center One and two night canoeing and whitewater programs. Maine.
- NOC's Boy Scout program page One, two, and three day programs for whitewater, canoeing, and flyfishing. North Carolina.
- Laurel Highlands River Tours One or two day merit badge programs on the Youghiogheny River. Pennsylvania.
- Wilderness Voyageurs Registered MBCs offer whitewater and climbing badges. Pennsylvania.
- Ace Funyaks One day program on the Ocoee River. Tennessee.
- Appalachian Whitewaters Two day merit badge program. West Virginia.
- Wild and Scenic River Tours Customizable Scout outings in the Mt. Baker area. Washington.
- Raft Siberia 50-miler whitewater trips. California, Idaho, and Utah.