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  • #12912

    jw
    Moderator

    Attention Instructors (and especially new instructors):  MWA received a request for an ACA-certified instructor to teach a one day kayaking class to scouts so they can earn their whitewater merit badge [that is so cool there is a whitewater merit badge!].  Here is the info – please contact them directly if you are interested.

     

    Name
    Theresa Scully
    Email
    theresa.scully at olinbrass.com
    Reason for Contact:
    Interest in an Event
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    Happy Wednesday!

    I have a group of scouts and scouting parents that are interested in the White Water merit badge via Kayaking. Here is the link to the merit badge requirements:
    http://usscouts.org/usscouts/mb/mb125.asp

    Would anyone that is ACA certified be interested in leading a day long event for a group of 5-10 people in fulfilling these requirements?

    Thank you for your time!
    Theresa
    Advancement coordinator – Troop 0054 Smithton IL
    618-nine7nine-5925

  • #12915

    cogaines
    Participant

    FYI:  The BSA now requires that merit badge counselors go through their Youth Protection Training program.

  • #12916

    Sarah
    Participant

    The badge requirements suggest that this is 15-20 hours of instruction, in addition to a trip on a class I-II river.

  • #12919

    jw
    Moderator

    Those would be good points to discuss with Theresa!

  • #12921

    jw
    Moderator

    It turns out that, according to Theresa, the scouts have already completed the Kayaking merit badge and gone on at least one 10 mile river outing to date. So they have over 15 hours in a Kayak!

    I guess they just want to get more training.  Which is good.  So it sounds like the day-long activity should wrap it up for them.

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