Scoutmaster Musings - SAR and Kayaking

> > > Triple Prizes < < < 

Scoutmaster Musings

SAR and Kayaking
Search and Rescue merit badge The BSA announced the new Search and Rescue merit badge today at a casino in Nevada. Why there? The 2012 National Search and Rescue Conference is going on there today, so it makes sense. The requirements aren't public yet, but should be available soon.
It sounds like it could be a very fun (and popular) merit badge, possibly combining skills in first aid, navigation, leave no trace, knots, and lifesaving. It should certainly fit nicely in Many Point Scout Camp's All Things Emergency Response program this summer.

Kayaking merit badge The Kayaking merit badge has also been announced and is due out on June 13. This is scheduled to cover basic flat-water kayaking skills and safety, leaving whitewater kayaking as part of the Whitewater merit badge.
I see it as a good addition to the Canoeing, Motorboating, Rowing, Smallboat Sailing, and Water Sports merit badges.

Scout On
Posted: 16:05 06-06-2012 863
    Previous Post     Next Post        archives:   2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010  2009  2008  2007  2006  2005      Scoutmaster Musings - RSS Feed

Site Disclosure Statement

 Jun 06, 2012 - Michael Kuklok
I am the creator of the All Things Emergency (Wilderness) Response program at Many Point, and it will definitly be a part of the program this year.

Check us out at
Jun 09, 2012 - Yukon Jack
This is fantastic!  As an Alaskan, we're always in need of S&R people and this is a great way to teach young men this needed skill.  After all, if you can rescue others, you should be able to take care of yourself.  Any word on if this will become a require-for-eagle MB (like wilderness survival and orienteering should be in my opinion)?  Thanks for the notification.
Jun 10, 2012 - Scouter Paul
Jack - it is not Eagle-required.

Follow Me, Boys

Recent Comments
John Titsworth on Philmont grace
Brian S on Mt Dew Chicken recipe
Kate on No Socks song
Kate on On the Loose song
Scouter Paul on Spoof Merit Badges
Sandra C on Spoof Merit Badges
Sandra C on April 1 post
STEVEN CRANE on Supporters
Lee on Purple Gorilla Story
Tim on Square Knots
More Comments...

Contest   -   Ask a Question   -   Add Content   -   scout software

This site is not officially associated with the Boy Scouts of America
listeria testingscout software
Boy Scouts  
Boy Scout Trail
Cub Scouts
Boy Scouts
My Blog

Group Games
Merit Badges
SM Minutes
Pen Pals

Online Tests
Our Schedule
Our Progress


Shop 4 Stuff
Privacy Policy
ICRA labeled

Find more Scouting Resources at
This site is not officially associated with the Boy Scouts of America
Boy Scout Trail Home Bobcat Tiger Cub Scout Wolf Cub Scout Bear Cub Scout Webelos Boy Scout Tenderfoot Scout 2nd Class Scout 1st Class Scout Star Scout Life Scout Eagle Scout