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Greetings Lovers of All Things Wet and Wonderful!

Great news - Day on the Water is back!  The GEC is planning to hold another Day on the Water on Saturday, June 1, 2019.  The event will again be held at the Lake Washington Sailing Club in West Sacramento.  We will be showcasing the Council inventory of canoes, kayaks, stand up paddleboards, and thanks to our hosts at the LWSC, sailboats!  Volunteers are necessary to make the event work.  Please consider spending the first Saturday in June on the water with us.  Further details will be posted soon.

Your input is essential to our success and any suggestions and comments are greatly appreciated!  Please contact me at

Upcoming Events:

  • University of Scouting - January 26, 2019.  Stop by and check out our display on the Midway and sign up to be on the GEC Aquatics Committee.

  • 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 November 2017



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