List of companies with Kayking Merit Badge programs
There are a number of professional organizations that can help you get your kayaking merit badge. The downside is that they will charge you to help you get the merit badge, but the upside is that they provide all the equipment you need.
We don't endorse any of these companies; we have just provided a list of them. Please contact these businesses for more information on the services they provide.
- White Water Excitement, Inc. - They've helped many scout groups get their Kayaking and Whitewater merit badges.
- American Whitewater Expeditions
- Blue Waters Kayaking - Website says they offer the kayaking patch. We are in the process of contacting them to see if they offer the merit badge.
- Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center - Offers instruction in both the kayaking merit badge and whitewater merit badge.
- River Runners - Provides instruction in both kayaking merit badge and whitewater merit badge.
- Kayak Morris offers the Kayak Merit Badge and free camping
along with it.
Says Janee from Kayak Morris: "Less than 1 hour from Chicago! Unique Rentals, Eco Tours, Lessons and Beach camping on the sandy wooded shores of the Illinois river, Mazon river and the Illinois & Michigan canal. We love beginners & Families and can design a trip for your scout group, church group or corporate event. We offer monthly group Glampouts(glamorous campouts) that feature a potluck, hiking, biking, guided kayak tours and a movie on our outdoor movie screen!"
- The Kayakers - Can work with groups of 2 - 14 scouts.
- Get Your Gear On - Looks like an old flyer offering the Kayaking Badge (which is different than the merit badge). We are in the process of contacting them to make sure they offer the merit badge.