Channel Islands Adventure Award

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Sponsoring Council

Orange County

Award Dimensions

4'' x 4''

Summary

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

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Detailed Requirements

CHANNEL ISLANDS ADVENTURER

This award was developed and sponsored by Troop 1210 (Foothills Church) in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. It encourages high adventure exploration of the numerous Marine Protected Areas around Southern California and the Channel Islands, broadening scouts’ traditional camping and backpacking experiences with the unique coastal adventures Southern California is famous to provide. This award is eligible for both youth and adults in Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Venturing, Crew, Girls Scouts, and other youth groups (e.g. YMCA).


Requirements:

Learn about the environmental purpose of Marine Protected Areas and complete 2 of the following experiences in the Southern California Channel Islands and/or a Southern California Marine Protected Area:

  • Participate in an overnight adventure.

  • Explore via SCUBA diving. Your organization’s rules and regulations must be followed pertaining to the act of SCUBA diving.

  • Explore via snorkeling. Your organization’s rules and regulations must be followed pertaining to the act of snorkeling.

  • Explore via kayaking or canoeing. For instance, explore the sea caves of the Scorpion or Painted Cave Marine Protected Areas on Santa Cruz Island. Your organization’s rules and regulations must be followed pertaining to the act of kayaking or canoeing.