Boy Scout Merit Badge

How cool is that!

It’s a great way for a Boy Scout to explore the underwater world and enter into a lifetime of fun and adventure.

Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) have teamed up to offer the Boy Scout Scuba Merit Badge. Scouts receive the Merit Badge for successfully completing the PADI Open Water Diver Certification and the BSA Merit Badge workbook. Our instructors are merit badge counselors and ready to assist your Boy Scout in achieving the Scuba Diving Merit Badge.

Individual Scouts may enroll in one of our regularly scheduled courses, or we can put together coursework for a troop of Scouts.

Contact Carolyn at Adventure Scuba to start your scuba adventure!

Diving Merit Badge Requirements

To earn the Boy Scout Scuba Merit Badge the Scout must:

  • Do the following:
    Show that you know first aid for injuries or illnesses that could occur while scuba diving, including hypothermia, hyperventilation, squeezes, decompression illness, nitrogen narcosis, motion sickness, fatigue, overexertion, heat reactions, dehydration, injuries by aquatic life, and cuts and scrapes.

    Identify the conditions that must exist before performing CPR on a person, and explain how to recognize such conditions. Demonstrate the proper technique for performing CPR using a training device approved by your counselor.
  • Earn the Swimming merit badge. (must be completed before completing requirements 3 through 6)
  • Discuss the Scuba Diver’s Code with your merit badge counselor, and explain the importance of each guideline to a scuba diver’s safety.
  • Earn an Open Water Diver Certification from a scuba organization recognized by the Boy Scouts of America scuba policy.
  • Explain what an ecosystem is, and describe four aquatic ecosystems a diver might experience.
  • Find out about three career opportunities in the scuba industry. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss this with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you.


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