Boy Scout Kayaking Merit Badge

boy scout kayaking merit badge

Boy Scout Kayaking Merit Badge Kayak Starved Rock Campground now offers the Kayaking Merit Badge!

BSA Kayaking Merit Badge Illinois

Get your kayaking merit badge in a day!

This program is designed for scout groups seeking a professional provider with expert kayak instructors. You can get your kayaking merit badge in one day. Scouts have fun together and build teamwork while working towards their Kayaking merit badge.
Learn basic skills, maneuvers, and safety of flatwater kayaking from the best instructors in the outdoor industry. Focused on team-building and having fun, this kayaking merit badge course teaches the fundamentals for beginner kayaking.

Learn to kayak from the pros at Kayak Morris. In this one-day program scouts learn the basics
of flatwater kayaking and earn the BSA Kayaking merit badge. After completing the program, scouts
will be able to recognize and manage risks associated with kayaking, name and explain essential
kayaking gear and equipment, describe diferent types of kayaks and kayaking and perform essential
strokes, maneuvers and rescues. Aside from learning new kayaking skills and enjoying the company of the other
students, paddlers get to enjoy the health benefits of active outdoor recreation and the experience
of paddling one of Illinois’ beautiful rivers.

• Kayaking Merit Badge
• Kayaking strokes and maneuvers
• Knowledge of essential gear and equipment
• Basic rescues and wet exit
• Kayak storage and maintenance
• Hazard recognition and avoidance

Scheduled Dates: 
Available Dates: June to September 
Price: $79 per person( aprox 4-5hr class)
Prerequisites: BSA Swim Test + (see below)
Group Size: 6+
Ages: 13 to 18

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We offer many different packages to suit your troop’s needs. We can design custom packages as well.

Here are the most popular offerings:

Camping(1 night) is included Free with the following options:

—Private 2 hour Guided tour $49 per person(kayak morris location) $59per person(Kayak Starved Rock Campground Location)

—Full Day kayak /canoe Rental $27.50 per person

—Kayak Merit Badge Training/Testing $79 per person(4-5hr course)

We offer Kayaking Merit Badge group Training / Testing!
We will have pre set dates or you can form your own merit badge class(min 6 ppl) Watch our calendar!

kayak merit badge