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Scouts Canada SCUBA badge series (merit badge of sorts) - feedback sought

Discussion in 'Scuba Teens' started by scouting_andrew, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. scouting_andrew

    scouting_andrew Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: vancouver, BC
    Hi everyone,

    Scouts Canada is developing a 9 part badge series on underwater exploration (which naturally has a huge scuba component in it.)

    There is a draft of what we've got (Google docs, with public commenting turned on)


    Keep in mind, Scouts Canada's programs go from 5-26. The first stage is designed to be achieved by a 5-6 year old, the stage 9 by a 20+ year old) Given the climate up here (pretty much anything open water is a 7/14 wet or drysuit) that open water and above does have some age limitations.

    Thoughts on the skills progression/requirements are welcome. This badge series is part of a fairly major program change Scouts Canada is implementing to attract and engage youth and we've had great success with scuba pilot programs with some fairly large Venturer Scout Companies (14-17) focusing pretty much exclusively on diving.

  2. rhuntley

    rhuntley Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: British Columbia, Canada
    Bit late but I made a few comments..

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