Camp Allatoona Aquatics Base
Kayaking Merit Badge
What To Bring Prerequisites Resources Registration


Kayaking has become one of the fastest-growing paddlesports in the United States. An estimated nine million Americans enjoy this sport. The most popular style of kayaking is recreational kayaking (6.2 million), followed by touring/sea kayaking (1.8 million), and whitewater kayaking (1.2 million). This merit badge will introduce you to recreational kayaking and help prepare you for advanced paddlesports such as touring/sea and whitewater kayaking.


Class size:  10

Please arrive between 7:30am & 8:00am on Saturday. We will finish between 4:00pm & 5:00pm but could be earlier.
This is a one-day merit badge. We will not be camping overnight and we will not be returning on Sunday. At least one adult (leader or parent) must remain throughout the day with each unit or with each individual participant. We recommend bringing a comfortable chair and something to read. Other adult drivers should return no later than 4:00pm to pick up their Scouts.

What to Bring:

    • Current medical form
    • Lunch & drink, plus any snacks
    • Water bottle
    • Swimming attire and towel
    • Something warm to wear when we are out of the water. It can get chilly in the pavilion if there is any wind.
    • Signed merit badge application (blue card) Please fill in your blue card like This Example. Have your unit leader sign & date it.
    • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sun block, not aerosol, 50 SPF or higher)
    • Closed-toed footwear (water shoes) that can get wet. (NO flip-flops, sandals, or Crocks


    • Scouts will be required to pass the standard BSA swim test prior to beginning the session.
    • Bring a Merit Badge blue card signed by your Unit leader.
    • Read the Kayaking Merit badge booklet and BRING IT TO THE CLASS. Each participant will be required to answer a series of written questions related to the non in-water sections of the merit badge. (see ‘Merit Badge Worksheet’ link below)


The programs offered are for Troops, Crews, Ships, and Teams. Cub Scouts may not participate in our programs pursuant to the BSA's Age-Appropriate Guidelines For Scouting Activities. Select a date below and you'll be taken to the Council's registration system, powered by Tentaroo. If you're a parent registering your Scout for one of our programs log in to your account and you'll be taken to the registration page for the desired program. If you don't have an account create an "Individual/Family" account then navigate to the desired program. If you are a Unit Leader registering your unit for one of our programs log in to your unit's account. If you do not have your unit's login information please contact Veronica Bramlet


Updated 6/29/21
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