College Of Wilderness Knowledge

 

Canoeing Merit Badge

Saturday
9:00am - 9:30am
    Requirement 5
            a. Name and point out the major parts of a canoe
            b. Describe how the length and shape of a cane affect its performance
            c. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the different materials used to make canoes
            d. Name and point out the parts of a paddle. Explain the difference between a straight and bent-shaft paddle and when each is best used.
            e. Demonstrate how to size correctly a paddle for a paddler in a sitting position and kneeling position
            f. Name the different types of personal floatation devices (PFD), and explain when each type should be used.
            g. Show how to fit and test properly a PFD of correct size.
            h. Discuss the general care and maintenance of canoeing equipment

9:45am - 11:45am
    Requirement 6
           a. Safely carry and launch the canoe from a dock or shore (both, if possible)
           b. Safely land the canoe on a dock or shore (both, if possible) and return it to its proper storage location.
           c. Demonstrate kneeling and sitting positions in a canoe and explain the proper use for each position.
           d. Change places while afloat in the canoe

    Requirement 7
           a. Forward Stroke
           b. Backstroke
           c. Draw
           d. Pushaway
           e. Forward sweep
           f. Reverse or back sweep
           g. J-stroke

12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Lunch

1:15pm - 2:00pm
    Requirement 8
        a. Pivot or spin the canoe in either direction
        b. Move the canoe sideways or abeam in either direction
        c. Stop the canoe
        d. Move the canoe in a straight line for 50 yards

2:15pm - 3:45pm
    Requirement 6
        e. In deep water, exist the canoe and get back in
        f. Capsize the canoe and demonstrate how staying with a capsized canoe will support both paddlers
        g. Swim, tow, or push a swamped canoe 50 feet to shallow water. In the shallow water, empty the swamped canoe and reenter it.
        h. In deep water, recue a swamped canoe and helping the paddlers safely reenter their boat.

4:00pm - 4:45pm
    Requirement 9
        a. Solo launch from shore or pier (both, if possible)
        b. Demonstrate solo paddling on one side forward stroke, backstroke, draw stroke, pushway stroke, forward sweep, reverse or back sweep, and
        J-stroke. Repeat while paddling on other side.
        c. While paddling solo on one side only, paddle a 50 yard course making at least one turn underway and one reverse of direction. Repeat on the
        other side.
        d. Make a proper landing solo at a dock or shore (both, if possible). Store canoe properly (with assistance, if needed).
        e. In deep water, exist the canoe and then get back in without capsizing solo.

5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Dinner

6:15pm - 7:15pm
    Requirement 9
        a. Solo launch from shore or pier (both, if possible)
        b. Demonstrate solo paddling on one side forward stroke, backstroke, draw stroke, pushway stroke, forward sweep, reverse or back sweep, and
        J-stroke. Repeat while paddling on other side.
        c. While paddling solo on one side only, paddle a 50 yard course making at least one turn underway and one reverse of direction. Repeat on the
        other side.
        d. Make a proper landing solo at a dock or shore (both, if possible). Store canoe properly (with assistance, if needed).
        e. In deep water, exist the canoe and then get back in without capsizing solo.

7:30pm - 8:00pm
    Requirement 10
        a. Discuss Olympic flatwater
        b. Discuss Outrigger
        c. Discuss Marathon
        d. Discuss Freesytle
        e. Discuss Whitewater
        f. Discuss Canoe poling

    Requirement 1
        a. Show that you know first aid for injuries or illnesses that could occur while canoeing, including hypothermia, heat reactions, dehydration,
        insect stings, tick bites, and blisters.

Sunday
9:00am
    Requirement 2
        a. Identify the conditions that must exist before performing CPR on a person. Explain how such conditions are recognized.
        b. Demonstrate the proper technique for performing CPR using a training device approved by your counselor.

    Requirement 4
        a. The BSA Safety Afloat policy. Tell how it applies to canoeing activities
        b. The most common weather and water-related hazards encountered while canoeing and how to deal safely with each one.

    Requirement 2
        i. Discuss what personal and group equipment would be appropriate for a canoe camping trip. Describe how personal and group equipment can
        packed and protected from water.
        j. Demonstrate how to load and secure equipment in a canoe.
        k. Using appropriate knots, demonstrate how to secure a canoe a rack on land, a vehicle, or canoe trailer.