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NOTE:  The GEC Aquatics Committee meeting for May will be held on Tuesday, 07 May 19, at 6:30 PM at the Council Office.

Greetings Aquatics Enthusiasts!


Day on the Water is fast approaching!  We will be getting together on Saturday, June 1, 2019, from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM for another terrific Day on the Water.  The event will take place at the Lake Washington Sailing Club in West Sacramento.  We will be showcasing the Council inventory of canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and thanks to our hosts at the LWSC, sailboats!  We are in need of lifeguards (3) and adults to help with registration, cooking, supervise the activities, and provide general support.  Please see flyer for details.

Your input is essential to our success and any suggestions and comments are greatly appreciated!  Please contact Phil Allen at or Robert Sherry at 

Day on the Water registration is open.

Lake Washington Sailing Club Guest Sailor Waiver Form

Upcoming Events:

  • Good news for those who need to take a BSA swim test!  Any scout needing a swim test certification can now take the swim test and get certified at the Sacramento Central YMCA at 2021 W Street, Sacramento (map).  The cost is five dollars and the test will be administered by a YMCA lifeguard during open swim time.  Contact Ali Amundson at the YMCA at or call the YMCA at (916) 452-9622.

  • National Camp School Aquatics Instructor training.  The GEC still needs trained aquatics instructors so that we can grow our program and comply with BSA national requirements. 

Committee Meetings:


GEC Aquatic Merit Badge Counselor Training Policy

GEC Merit Badge Counselor Interim Criteria

GEC Aquatics Whitewater Training

Day on the Water Event Planning Guide

BSA National Website

BSA National Aquatics Task Force Newsletter July 2018



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