Boy Scout Merit Badge Days

Boy Scout Swimming Days

Additional Offerings for Girl and Boy Scouts

2019 Boy Scout Merit Badge Days at the Y

Dates & Times

What to Bring



February 2: 10 am-1 pm

March 23: 9 am-12 pm

September 7: 10 am-1 pm

Filled out merit badge worksheet, Swimming trunks, goggles, towel

Requirement 10. C (exercise plan)


March 2: 10 am-1:30 pm

December 7: 10 am-1:30 pm

Filled out merit badge worksheet, swimming trunks, goggles, long sleeve shirt, and pants.

Be first class scout

First Aid

March 23: 12:15 pm-3:45 pm

Filled out merit badge worksheet and homemade personal First Aid kit

Second class 7.b (prepare personal first aid kit), Merit badge requirement 2.d (prepare personal home first aid kit)

Personal Fitness

February 22-May 17

Fridays 5:00 pm

Comfortable clothes for physical activity

Partial Merit Badge Day
Finish partial badges in swimming, lifesaving, and First Aid.
$20 per badge.

August 17: 9am-12 pm (Swimming & Lifesaving)

12:15 pm-3:30 pm (First Aid)

Read Merit Badge Books and fill out merit badge work sheets that are available at

Fax partial sheets to the Canton YMCA at (309) 647-1641.
SCUBA BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Call for more information (309) 647-1616

Fees: $25 per boy scout

Personal Fitness: $30

Scuba: $275 (call for more information)

*It is suggested that scouts be decent swimmers for Swimming and Lifesaving merit badges

*Filling out merit badge worksheets from will help you BE PREPARED for the session

We can also do merit badge partials.

If these dates do not work for your troop or if there are, individuals that cannot make it contact us and we can schedule a time convenient for you

Questions contact:

Caleb Taylor Aquatics Coordinator, (309) 647-1616

Boy Scout Swimming Days at the Canton YMCA

Bring your Scouts to the Canton Family YMCA to work on Swimming Advancement, requirements, and awards. Our instructors will teach basic water safety, stroke development, and technique while helping your scout earn:

We will work on:Tiger Scout: Boats and Floats

Wolf: Spirit of the Water

Bear: Salmon Run

Webelos: Aquanaut

Boy Scouts—2nd (8.a b c), 1st (9.a b c) class aquatic requirements, and BSA swim test strengthening

Schedule a time for your Pack/Troop to earn their aquatic requirements/advancement, general time frame for Cub Scouts and Webelos 1 1/2 hours.

Cost per Scout: $10

Dates: June 15 or October 26

Time: 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Registration ends the Thursday (11:59pm) before the Swim date, so that we can BE PREPARED to give you the best experience. Some scouts might meed more instruction to develop the coordination.

Sign up at: sign up under scouts.

Additional Offerings for Girl and Boy Scouts

The following are offered by appointment only.

Boy Scouts Girl Scouts

SCUBA opportunities

Discover SCUBA $8 per scout

BSA SCUBA Badge $35 per scout

Snorkeling $15 per scout

SCUBA opportunities

Discover SCUBA $8 per scout

SCUBA instruction $35 per scout

Snorkeling $15 per Troop

BSA Swim Test Clinic

March 16: 11:30-12:30 pm

May 18:11:30-12:30 pm

$12 per Scout-please register in advance

Service Projects for 1st class, Star, Life, and Eagle Scout Ranks contact Mark Sawyer

Swim Lessons for Troops

Per Scout

Private $15 Ratios 1:1 1 half hour lesson

Semi-private $35 1:3 10 half hour to forty-five minute lessons

Patrol lessons $26 1:6-7 10 forty-five minute lessons

Troop instruction—bring your Troop in for one-hour of swim instruction $8 a scout minimum 7 scouts.

Lifeguard certification: see our Lifeguarding page for more information.

Questions? Contact Caleb Taylor Aquatics Coordinator at (309) 647-1616 or