BSA Merit Badges

While River Recreation is not a part of the Boy Scouts of America, we are proud to offer professionally taught river education classes that meet all the required skills for merit badges. These classes are taught by American Canoe Association, and Rescue 3 international certified Instructors.
This class does involve paddling a raft down the Wenatchee river where there will be class 2 and 3 river conditions.
Each scout and troop leader will be outfitted with raft and instructor, wetsuit, booties, PFD (Type 5 Personal floatation devise) helmet, and spray top.  Please note, each scout will need to supply a lunch and water to keep hydrated.  Other safety gear and equipment will be incorporated into class, all provided by River Recreation.
You must be at least 10 years old and the ability to swim is  required in order to go on this trip.  At the conclusion of class, our head instructor (who is a BSA Whitewater Merit badge counselor) will be signing off on the BSA Whitewater blue card to certify that all required tasks have been met for all scounts, so don't forget those blue cards! 

Each Scout must do the following prior to the class:

BSA Swim Test

Each Scout should have completed and passes the BSA swim test.  

BSA Swim Test

CPR & First Aid

Each Scout must complete the CPR and First Aid merit badge. 

BSA Water Safety

Review and compare BSA Safety Afloat and the American Whitewater safety guidelines.  
BSA Water Safety

BSA Handbook

Read individually and discuss as a troop the BSA Whitewater Merit Badge Handbook.
Each participant should have completed a copy of the Whitewater merit badge worksheet before the day of their adventure.  Please make sure they bring a copy with them to the river. 


Whitewater Worksheet

BSA Kayaking Merit Badge

  1. Each Scout should have completed and passes the BSA swim test
  2. Each Scout must complete the CPR and First Aid merit badge
  3. Read individually and discuss as a troop the BSA Whitewater Merit Badge Handbook.
  4. Read individually and discuss as a troop the BSA Kayaking Merit Badge Handbook.
  5. Review and compare BSA Safety Afloat and the American Whitewater safety guidelines
The Boy Scouts of America Kayaking merit badge program is sponsored and operated by River Recreation, and is an eight-hour class that encompasses everything needed to meet the qualifications for the Kayak merit badge. It is also the 1st step towards taking the Whitewater merit badge class. This full-day class will explore every aspect of kayaking including a classroom element discussing safety, technique, and 1st aid as well as a on-river skill building component practicing everything needed in the kayaking merit badge requirements outlined at  Here

This class does involve paddleing a kayak down the lower section of the Wenatchee river, where there will be class 1 and 2 river conditions.

Each participant should have completed a copy of the Kayaking merit badge worksheet before the day of their adventure.  Please make sure they bring a copy with them to the river. 





You must be at least 10 years old and the ability to swim is  required in order to go on this trip.  At the conclusion of class, our head instructor (who is a Kayaking Merit badge counselor) will be signing off on the BSA Kayaking  blue card to certify that all required tasks have been met for all scounts, so don't forget those blue cards! 



Kayaking Worksheet