Activity: Water Based

Grunion Run

Western Los Angeles County Council

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3” DIA.

This award is for encouraging Scouts to become aware of Nature's unique events in Southern California.

Tri-Challenge Award

Ventura County Council

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The Tri-Challenge Award offered by the Ventura County Council, Boy Scouts of America, is a special award for achieving prerequisites as described below, and finally traveling fifty (50) miles within a thirty-six (36) hour period by backpacking, canoeing and cycling. A minimum of ten (10) miles will be required for each segment and the remaining twenty (20) miles may be flexible between the three modes of travel. You may travel in any order. To qualify for the Tri-Challenge Award, the group must complete the following requirements:

50 Miles Afoot or Afloat

National Council

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3" x 4"

The 50-Miler Award is presented to each qualifying individual for satisfactory participation in an approved trip. In order to qualify for the award the group of which the individual is a member must fulfill all of the following requirements.

Lazy Rat Award

San Diego - Imperial

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3'' diameter

Plan and carry out a float trip on any river in a rubber raft or inner tube constructed raft (the Tom Sawyer variety).

Weekend Canoeing

Inland Empire

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2“ x 2½“"

An overnight canoe trip to a waterside campsite of approximately 6-7 hours afloat. Distances can vary depending on current, and wind conditions, etc.

Colorado River 50-Miler

Inland Empire

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3'' Diameter

Travel any 50 mile stretch of the Colorado River in a canoe, unpowered boat, raft or other inflatable.

Whale Watcher

Western Los Angeles County Council

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3” DIA

This award is for encouraging Scouts to understand our environment with special emphasis on whales.

National Medal for Outdoor Achievement

National Council

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The National Medal for Outdoor Achievement is the highest recogni­tion that a Boy Scout or Varsity Scout can earn for exemplary achieve­ment, experience, and skill in multiple areas of outdoor endeavor.

Aquatic Adventure

Los Padres Council

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3"

Any type of craft may be used so long as it is safe and complies with all state and federal laws.

Old Salty Rat

San Diego - Imperial

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3'' diameter

Camp overnight in the Fiesta Island camping area, and in the morning follow a canoe route in the bay.

Channel Islands Adventure Award

Orange County

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4'' x 4''

Explore our Southern California Marine Protected Areas - camp, kayak, snorkle, SCUBA

Flashing Paddles Award

Verdugo Hills Council

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2” X 2”

Complete four (4) or more water based outings in a 12 month period. One of the required outings shall be a long term outing of 5 or more nights.

National Outdoor Awards

National Council

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3" x 3"

The five National Outdoor Badges recognize a Boy Scout or Varsity Scout who demonstrates both knowledge and experience in camping, hiking, aquatics, riding, or adventure. Scouts earning the National Outdoor badges have demonstrated that they are knowledgeable, safe, and comfortable in the outdoor activity covered by the badge.

Whale Award

San Diego - Imperial

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3'' diameter

Learn and watch for whales in San Diego.

River Rat Award

San Diego - Imperial

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3½'' x 3''

Plan and carry out a canoe, or kayak or float trip on the lower Colorado River between Hoover Dam and Imperial Dam. This trip shall cover at least 20 miles in 2 or more consecutive days with the overnight camp at least 5 miles from the launching point and the take-out point.

Marine Protected Area Service Project

Orange County

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4'' x 3''

Perform a service project in or for one of California's Marine Protected Areas.