Kayaking BSA Patch

Kayaking BSA


SWIM TRUNKS EMBLEM

The Kayaking, BSA Patch is NOT worn on the Uniform.
It is worn on the left side of the swim trunks.


Requirements

  1. Before fulfilling the following requirements, successfully complete the BSA Swimmer test.
  2. Do the following:
    1. Describe various types of kayaks and how they differ in design, materials, and purpose.
    2. Name the parts of the kayak you are using for this exercise.
    3. Demonstrate how to choose an appropriately sized kayak paddle and how to position your hands.
  3. Do the following:
    1. Tell what precautions must be taken for a safe trip afloat.
    2. Demonstrate how to select and properly fit a PFD.
    3. Explain the importance of safety equipment such as PFD's, air bags, grab loops, and helmets.
  4. Demonstrate your ability to aid yourself and others in the event of a capsize:
    1. Capsize your kayak in water at least seven feet deep, perform a wet exit if necessary, and swim the boat to shore.
    2. With assistance, if needed, ready the capsized craft for use.
    3. Show how to approach a capsized paddler in your kayak and tow him to shore.
    4. While upright in your kayak, right a capsized kayak, empty it of water, and assist the paddler aboard without returning to shore.
  5. As a solo paddler, demonstrate the following:
    1. Entering and launching a kayak from shore or dock.
    2. Landing or docking and exiting a kayak.
    3. Forward stroke
    4. Sweep stroke
    5. Reverse sweep
    6. Draw stroke
    7. Rudder stroke
    8. Back stroke
  6. As a solo paddler, do the following:
    1. Paddle forward in a reasonably straight line.
    2. Move the kayak sideways to the right and to the left.
    3. Pivot 360 degrees to the right and left.
    4. Stop the kayak.

NOTE TO SCOUTS:

This badge can be earned concurrently with the Kayaking Merit Badge but earning one does not automatically qualify the Scout as earning the other.

The Worksheets below contain information on, and can be used for, either or both the Kayaking BSA award and the Kayaking Merit Badge, and indicate which requirements correspond in whole or in part to requirements for the other award.

Worksheets for use in working on these requirements: Format
Word Format PDF Format

Page updated on: May 12, 2013



Scouts Using the Internet Cartoon - Courtesy of Richard Diesslin - Click to See More Cartoons
© 1994-2014 - U.S. Scouting Service Project | Site Map | Disclaimer | Project Team | Web Stats | Contact Us | Privacy Policy
USSSP is Proud to be Hosted by Latisys.com and Lunarpages.com.

Materials found at U. S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. Websites may be reproduced and used locally by Scouting volunteers for training purposes consistent with the programs of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) [Links to BSA Sites], the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) or other Scouting and Guiding Organizations. No material found here may be used or reproduced for electronic redistribution or for commercial or other non-Scouting purposes without the express permission of the U. S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. (USSSP) or other copyright holders. USSSP is not affiliated with BSA or WOSM and does not speak on behalf of BSA or WOSM. Opinions expressed on these web pages are those of the web authors. You can support this website with in two ways: Visit Our Trading Post at www.ScoutingBooks.com or make a donation by clicking the button below.
(U.S. Scouting Service Project Donation)


(Ruth Lyons Memorial Donations)