Aquatics Adventure Weekend
Weekend #1 July 28th - 30th, 2023
Weekend #2 September 1st - 3rd, 2023
Registration is now open!
Aquatics Adventure Weekend is held July 28-30 and September 1-3 at Scoutland. It's a great opportunity to earn aquatic merit badges and spend the weekend on the shores of Lake Lanier. All activities provide advancement opportunities. A Certified BSA Aquatics Instructor will be on hand to administer Swim Tests, which are good for the whole year (including summer camp). Food is provided for this event, so bring your appetite. The fun and fellowship is like nothing you've experienced! Aquatics weekend is for Scouts BSA, Venturers, Sea Scouts.
Merit Badges you can earn:
- Motor Boating- extra fee of $15
- Small Boat Sailing
- Water Sports - extra fee of $15. Watersports Merit Badge is an athletic activity and requires a higher level of physical strength and endurance in order to complete. Please keep this in mind when registering for this class. We want everyone to have an incredible experience while taking the merit badge class!
Aquatic Supervision Training Course: Included with Non-Participation Adult fees
- Paddle Craft Safety (Scouts 15 yrs and older or Adults)
- Swim/Water Rescue (Scouts 15 yrs and older or Adults)
You can take Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat Friday night and you may also participate in the Aquatics Supervisor Courses listed above (Paddle Craft Safety and Swim/Water Rescue).
Arriving on Friday:
Please check in at the Administration Building for your campsite assignment. PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 6:00 PM on Friday. After swim checks please quickly change into dry clothes and move to Cleveland Hall for Session 1. Everyone arriving on Friday is required to attend Friday's training courses.
Arriving on Saturday:
If you are attending on Saturday only check-in will begin at 8:00 am. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 am. Please complete your Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat training online at my.scouting.org before attending on Saturday and bring your certificates with you. For a how to guide please click here! If your youth has completed the swim test already this year, please bring paperwork with you. If your scout has not had a swim test this year, please be prepared take the swim test after check-in before the start of your merit badge class. Classes start at 9:00 am on Saturday.
Forms check list for Units:
- Unit Roster if attending as a Troop or Crew
- Unit Insurance
- Merit Badge Pamphlets
- BSA Lifeguard Application
- Medical Form Parts A and B
What to Bring:
- Swim Shorts
- Scout Uniform
- Sun Glasses
- Writing Pad
- Scout Handbook
- Merit Badge Pamphlet
- BSA Medical Forms A and B
- Sandals or Flip Flops
- Hiking Boots or Comfortable Hiking Shoes
- Water Bottle
- Extra Towel
- Camp Chair
- Sleeping Bag/Pillow
- Tents/ Dining Fly
$55.00 per Scout
$30.00 for Adults
$15.00 additional fee per Scout participating in Motorboating or Water Sports.
CAMP FEES ARE TRANSFERABLE-BUT NOT REFUNDABLE.
If you have to cancel or change your mind a credit can be applied upon approval to your account. That credit can be used towards your next scouting event. If you are unable to make it and need to cancel please email to Heather Sisk in the camping department. Youth asked to leave camp for disciplinary reasons will not receive a refund.
To learn how to Print Blue Cards after completing Aquatics Weekend please click here
|2023 Aquatics Adventure Weekends||Download|
|2023 Leaders Guide for Aquatics Weekends||Download|
|2023 Program Schedule||Download|
|Aquatics Training Guide||Where to go to take Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat training.||Download|
|How to Print Blue Cards after Aquatics Weekend||A helpful step by step guide for printing Blue Cards||Download|
|Medical Form A and B||Don't forget to bring your Medical Forms!||Download|