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lesson video links, Safety Afloat, links, and cross-references to related Merit Badges and Boy Scout Awards.
Whitewater is a fun Merit badge and is great for a Scout who does whitewater or wants to learn.
|Whitewater merit badge|
|BSA Advancement ID:||125|
|Latest pamphlet revision:||2005|
1. First Aid:
- Your handbook is your primary reference. See First Aid Skills for step-by-step instructions and lesson video links.
- See also: First Aid Merit Badge Pamphlet - First Aid Kit - Emergency Kit - Guide to Safe Scouting - Physcial
2a. The Safe Swim Defense materials are included in the Whitewater Worksheet.
- Whitewater River Database - Terminology - More terms - River Classification - *River Signals
- Canoe & Kayak Basics: Canoeing Basics: PDFs - Paddles - Getting In/Out - Paddling - On The Water
- ExpertVillage.com Whitewater Lesson Videos: Whitewater Canoeing Lesson Videos - Safety - Gear - Solo
- Whitewater Kayaking Lesson Videos - Terminology - More Terminology - Kayaking Basics - Gear & Terminology - Kayaking Basics - Gear - Playing in Holes - Stroke Tips
- Aquatic Awards Links
Sports and Fitness Awards
|General Merit Badge information
- Kern River
- River Signals
- Wilderness Voyageurs
- NOC (Nantahala Outdoor Center), NC
- Yough River Trail
Merit Badge-specific Programs
- Kern River Outfitters Kern River. Only 3 hours from LA, 5 hours from San Diego. California.
- American Whitewater Expeditions American River. California.
- Eagle Rafting Two day program on the Kern River. California.
- W.E.T. River Trips Six day program combines Whitewater badge with 50-miler Award. Also offers the opportunity for Climbing, Kayak, and Bird Study. California.
- Echo Canyon River Adventures One day program on the Royal Gorge or Arkansas Rivers. Colorado.
- Wilderness Aware Online training, and customizable trips from an Eagle Scout owned outfitter. Colorado.
- Kentucky Whitewater ASM-led one day program, including Kayak BSA award. Kentucky.
- New England Outdoor Center One and two night canoeing and whitewater programs. Maine.
- NOC's Boy Scout program page One, two, and three day programs for whitewater, canoeing, and flyfishing. North Carolina.
- Laurel Highlands River Tours One or two day merit badge programs on the Youghiogheny River. Pennsylvania.
- Wilderness Voyageurs Registered MBCs offer whitewater and climbing badges. Pennsylvania.
- Ace Funyaks One day program on the Ocoee River. Tennessee.
- Appalachian Whitewaters Two day merit badge program. West Virginia.
- Wild and Scenic River Tours Customizable Scout outings in the Mt. Baker area. Washington.
- Raft Siberia 50-miler whitewater trips. California, Idaho, and Utah.