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Greetings Aquatics Enthusiasts!


The second Day on the Water was held on Saturday, June 1, 2019, from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM and was a great success.  Thanks to all of the volunteers who helped plan and set up the event, transported the watercraft, and helped the scouts with canoes, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, wind surfers, and sailboats.  Thanks, too, to those of you who aided with registration, cooking, and overall support. We couldn't have done it without you!

Special thanks go out to the Lake Washington Sailing Club for hosting the event, providing the sailboats, and to the many Club members who gave their time and energy to make the event happen.  We would also like to thank the River City Rowing Club for the use of their dock.  The extra space made for improved safety this year.

Suggestions and comments for the next Day on the Water (tentatively scheduled for June 6, 2020) would be appreciated!  Please contact Phil Allen at or Robert Sherry at 

Upcoming Events:

  • Any scout needing a swim test certification may 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. 

  • Our next meeting is on Wednesday, November 13th, at 6:30 PM, at the GEC Office on Commerce Circle.


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



251 Commerce Circle
Sacramento, CA 95815

phone: (916) 929-1417

Hours of Operation:
8:30am - 5:00pm (M-F)
Closed Saturday & Sunday

River City Scout Shop

251 Commerce Circle
Sacramento, CA 95815

phone: (916) 649-1800

Hours of Operation:
9:00am - 6:00pm (M,T,TR,F)
9:00am - 6:30pm (W)
10:00am - 4:00pm (Saturday)
Closed Sunday

NorCal Scout Shop - Chico

3881 Benatar Way, Suite D
Chico, CA 95928

phone: (530) 809-0400

Hours of Operation:
11:00am - 6:00pm (W-F)
10:00am - 2:00pm (Saturday)
Closed Sunday, Monday & Tuesday

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