Stand Up Paddleboarding Award

Course Overview

The BSA Stand Up Paddleboarding award introduces Scouts to the basics of stand up paddleboarding (SUP) on calm water, including skills, equipment, self-rescue, and safety precautions. This award also encourages Scouts to develop paddling skills that promote fitness and safe aquatics recreation.

A scout will first need to classify as a “swimmer” using the BSA Swim Classification Test. As such, please note that this class is NOT for scouts who cannot swim.

Required items to bring for Standup Paddle Award

  • BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (Parts A&B) completey filled out and signed by parent or guardian. Incomplete forms will be returned to Scout to complete before starting class. A Scout cannot take the Merit Badge without a completed form.
  • Closed Toed Shoes are required while walking in Camp. No flip flops, sandals, crocs allowed. Closed Toed Water Shoes are suggested.

The SUP instructor will email you with any additional requirements, such as completing discussion questions, approximately 2 weeks before class.


Register today!

If you need to cancel for any reason, please email us. Cancellations made 2 and a half or more weeks prior to the event will receive a full refund. See refund policy at the bottom of the page.

Saturday, June 8 from 8AM-5PM

Registration opens April 26 at 9AM

Saturday, June 22 from 8AM-5PM

Registration opens May 10 at 9AM

Saturday, July 13 from 8AM-5PM

Registration opens May 31 at 9AM

Saturday, August 3 from 8AM-5PM

Registration opens June 21 at 9AM


Class Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Due to the limited number of scouts that we can accommodate in each class, we kindly ask that you contact us as early as possible if a scout cannot attend a class. Requests to withdraw from a class (cancel), change a class (drop/add), and/or receive a refund must be done in writing, preferably by sending an Email Chris DeRose, Administrative Professional of Programs.

Refunds will be made when the withdrawal (cancellation) is at least 2 weeks before the class date.