Weekend Canoeing

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Sponsoring Council

Inland Empire

Award Dimensions

2“ x 2½“"

Summary

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

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Detailed Requirements

WEEKEND CANOEING


Purpose: To provide an incentive for troops to undertake canoe trips leading up to a Fifty-miler, or the River Rat Award, or other long term canoe trips.

Location: Any waterway permitting an overnight trip of sufficient duration afloat.

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


Requirements:

Same as for Council Weekend Hiking awards, plus, each canoer must have passed First Class Swimming, be able to exit and enter a canoe from water, and have a knowledge of the basic canoe strokes and handling techniques.


References: Canoeing Merit Badge Pamphlet and San Diego Council High Adventure Aid #1 "Canoeing the Colorado River".