Sea Scouts Activities
Sea Scout Ship 117 is offering the following Merit Badge classes and are available to all Scouts BSA. All start at 9:00am and end around 5:00pm unless otherwise stated. The cost for all participants is $25.
Sea Scouts Merit Badge Days
|Class||Date||Location||Merit Badge Requirements|
|Geocaching||12/3/2022||Chattahoochee Bend State Park||Geocaching Requirements|
|Composite Materials||1/7/2023||68 Tanglewood Rd. Newnan GA||Composite Materials Requirements|
|Metalwork||2/4/2023||68 Tanglewood Rd. Newnan GA||Metalwork Requirements|
|Weather||3/4/2023||68 Tanglewood Rd. Newnan GA||Weather Requirements|
|Plumbing||4/22/2023||68 Tanglewood Rd. Newnan GA||Plumbing Requirements|
Late registration is possible by calling Skipper Sam Young (470-462-0013), and walk-in registration is permitted if boats are available. The parking fee at the VFW Post has been waved for non-campers who arrive on time.
SCOUTS AND PARENTS: please read through the information under each heading below before proceeding with registration.
YPT principals must be observed at all times during these events. All Merit Badges must have two deep leadership. If a Merit Badge class has only one Merit Badge counselor, an adult with YPT training must be present to cover two deep leadership. If Scouts are landside while other Scouts are in the water, two adults must be present on shore for YPT. When Scouts walk around in camp they must have a buddy, no walking alone.
If you are a female scout, you must bring a female adult observer to remain with the class the entire day to cover YPT guidelines. The staff cannot provide this essential YP coverage.Get Youth Protection Training
- First aid merit badge requirements will NOT be covered.
- All participants will need to fill out a BSA Health Form
- All participants must pass the BSA Swimmer Test on site (see below).
- All participants seeking to earn a merit badge must take Safety Afloat and Weather Hazards training at My.Scouting.org. Instructions
- Canoeing Knots:
- Sailing Knots:
- Water Bottle
- Non-revealing swim clothes (please, no bikinis or jammers)
- T-Shirt or swimming rash shirt
- Closed-toe water shoes
- BSA Physical Form with Parts A & B completed
- Blue Card
Jump feet first into water over the head in depth. Level off and swim 75 yards in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: sidestroke, breaststroke, trudgen, or crawl; then swim 25 yards using an easy, resting backstroke. The 100 yards must be completed in one swim without stops and must include at least one sharp turn. After completing the swim, rest by floating.