Scouts BSA

Scout Merit Badge Weekend - August 20 - 21, 2022
This event will be located at South Bay Marina in Green Bay, WI. 


This event is open to all BSA Scouts who have reached the age of 10.5 or have completed 5th grade.  Merit badge choices must be made during registration. Scouts will be randomly placed in the merit badges of their choice based on availability and should not expect to be with other members of their troop. Scouts may not attend this event without a responsible adult in attendance with them for the entire weekend.

Here is a shortlist of some of the changes that you should expect for this year's event.  Please note, the following items may change as the event gets closer and/or COVID-19 guidelines and recomendations are ammended:
  • non-vaccinated scouts, leaders, parents or other spectators may be asked to wear face mask or buff while indoors and within close proximity of each other onshore
  • parents and spectators may be limited at merit badge stations due to space restrictions
  • Tenting:  Youth sharing tents must be no more than two years apart in age. Parents are not allowed to share a tent with a Scout at the Scouts BSA level.
  • BSA national Covid FAQ https://www.scouting.org/coronavirus/covid-19-faq/
  • Baylake Council Covid updates https://baylakesbsa.org/resources/blcovid/
  • BSA youth protection guidelines and tenting policies https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/gss/gss01/
  • Leadership: Scouts must attend the event under the supervision of an adult. The volunteers of the merit badge weekend will help make the event safe and fun for all who attend, but we cannot accept responsibility for the overnight care of youth. Please make arrangements for your Scout to attend with a leader or parent who will be attending the weekend. Spoiler alert, this weekend is fun for adults too! Please contact us with questions about responsible leadership prior to registration. We will have to turn away unsupervised youth.
     
***NOTE:  All Scouts must be checked in and out of this event by an adult responsible for them for this weekend event. Every scout, parent, other spectators, and volunteer must have and wear proper face coverings, when applicable, and practice social distancing.  Any scout, parent, other spectators, or volunteer who presents with symptoms of COVID-19 will be asked to leave immediately and shall NOT be entitled to a refund.  Any scout, parent, or volunteer who does NOT comply with any and all safety policies and procedures will be asked to leave immediately and shall NOT be entitled to a refund.***


Cost: 
Scout: $120.00 ($100.00 early bird registration before July 4th)
Adult Volunteer: $75.00
Adult Non-Volunteer: $120.00 ($100.00 early bird registration before July 4th)
To register click here.

2022 Camping Weekend Merit Badges & Prerequisites: 
Small Boat Sailing: BSA Swimmer Test
        * Advanced Small Boat Sailing: BSA Swimmer Test, Completed Small Boat Sailing Merit Badge
Kayaking: BSA Swimmer Test
        * Advanced Kayaking: BSA Swimmer Test, Completed Kayaking Merit Badge
Oceanography: Number 8, Part C (Bring prepared speach to camp)
Motorboating: No Prerequisites
Weather: No Prerequisites
Nova Award - Whoosh!: Number 1 & Number 2
Nova Award - Up and Away:  Number 1 & Number 2


** Note: The following is a complete list of all merit badges Green Bay Sail & Paddle offers or are currently offering at our merit badge events.  Not all merit badges are offered at each event.  For more information on what merit badges are being offered at a particular event, please look for details under each event.
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Small Boat Sailing Merit Badge
Woodworking Merit Badge
Leatherwork Merit Badge
Astronomy Merit Badge
Model Design and Building Merit Badge
Motorboating
NOVA Start Your Engines Award
NOVA Woosh!
Composite Materials Merit Badge
Wood Carving Merit Badge
Kayaking Merit Badge
Weather Merit Badge
Engineering Merit Badge
Oceanography
NOVA Next Big Thing
NOVA "Up and Away"








** To see requirements for the above merit badges, simply click on the badge you would like more information on.**
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Scout Merit Badge Day - 2023 TBD
This event will be located at South Bay Marina in Green Bay, WI.

This event is open to all BSA Scouts who have reached the age of 10.5 or have completed 5th grade. Merit badge choices must be made during registration. Scouts will be randomly placed in the merit badges of their choice based on availability at the time of registration and should not expect to be with other members of their troop.

Here is a shortlist of some of the changes that you should expect for this year's event.  Please note, the following items may change as the event gets closer and/or COVID-19 guidelines and recomendations are ammended:
  • non-vaccinated scouts, leaders, parents shall wear face mask or buff or other spectators while indoors and within close proximity of each other onshore
  • parents and spectators will be limited at all merit badge stations
  • social distancing will be strictly enforced



Cost:
Scout: $60.00
To register click here.

2023 Merit Badges & Prerequisites:
Small Boat Sailing: BSA Swimmer Test
        * Advanced Small Boat Sailing: BSA Swimmer Test, Completed Small Boat Sailing Merit Badge
Kayaking: BSA Swimmer Test
        * Advanced Kayaking: BSA Swimmer Test, Completed Kayaking Merit Badge
TBD

What to bring:
  • Face mask or buff to wear while on shore or while in close contact with others
  • Old tennis shoes or closed toe water shoes are required to be worn at all times to protect your feet
  • Completed & signed GBSP waiver
  • Completed Medical Form A & B
  • Eyeglasses or sunglasses holder strap cord
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimming suit
  • Towel
  • Dry clothes & closed toe shoes
  • Water bottle full of water/ beverage
  • Cold bag lunch
  • We provide life jackets however, students may bring their own if they wish. (All privately owned life jackets are subject to inspection and approval of Green Bay Sail & Paddle Staff)



***NOTE:  All Scouts must be checked in and out of this event by an adult responsible for them for this weekend event. Every scout, parent, other spectators, and volunteer must have and wear proper face coverings, when applicable, and practice social distancing.  Any scout, parent, other spectators, or volunteer who presents with symptoms of COVID-19 will be asked to leave immediately and shall NOT be entitled to a refund.  Any scout, parent, or volunteer who does NOT comply with any and all safety policies and procedures will be asked to leave immediately and shall NOT be entitled to a refund.***


 
  Girl Scouts 
 

The Summer 2022 Girl Scout Intro to Sailing dates are:

June 21st - 9am to Noon
August 18th - 9am to Noon

Registration for these classes will be through the Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes.  To register, click here.   Due to COVID restrictions, space may be limited.


If your troop would like to schedule a private event, or if you would like to do some STEM programing with us, please reach out to us directly at info@gbsail.org or call us at (920) 393-1983. We hope to see you on the water this summer!!



** To see requirements for the above merit badges, simply click on the badge you would like more information on.**
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