Minimum age: Depends on the raft trip taken in conjunction with the Instruction
• Classroom (approx 2 hours) the day before • On-water instruction during rafting trip • BSA registered Youth Instructors • Meets at our main location • Raft trip must be scheduled separately
This class includes both a classroom and on-water component designed to aid the scout in completing the Whitewater Merit Badge.
The classroom work (approx 2 hours) must be completed prior to the on-water instruction.
Note: This class covers Whitewater Merit Badge Requirements 4-13.
Scouts should complete Requirements 1-3 prior to attending this class.
All scouts should be able to swim and feel comfortable in moving water.
Scouts must fully participate in the on-water activities and pass a written test to earn the Certification of Completion.
• Lunch provided all 6 days • 3 days instruction by a senior trip leader • Custom matching with a Training Assistant based on strengths/weaknesses for the remaining 3 days • All equipment rentals provided during class • On-site camping during class • Meets at our main location
This school is designed to teach you the basics of raft guiding.
The first half of the class consists of 3 full days of on-water and classroom work, designed to get you in the back of a boat as quickly as possible.
The remaining 3 days are spent 'on the stick', that is, in the back of a boat, with customers.
Topics covered include boat control, river reading skills, customer service/handling, basic river rescue techniques.
Note: Candidates for employment at Sheltowee Trace Adventure Resort may take the guide training class at a reduced rate of $100/person. However, employment is not guaranteed and is dependent on the candidate's attitude and progress during the class.