Scuba Diving Merit Badge

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*Adults can sign up for SCUBA Diving!  (This will be open as we get closer to allow Youth to register first!)  Please let us know if you’re interested in the class!

**Additional options are available if you have your Open Water Diver Certification and would like to complete the SCUBA Diving Merit Badge or would like to attend the campout weekend to go SCUBA Diving! Please see our FAQ Page.

Info:
SCUBA Diving Merit Badge is offered with some E-Learning (20-30 Hours), a Friday/Saturday in May and a Friday-Sunday in June. The maximum class size is 12 scouts.  SCUBA Diving Merit Badge consists of a some E-Learning, 2 trips to the dive shop for lectures classes, 1 pool for diving training, & 1 quarry weekend for 4 checkout dives!  The quarry weekend includes transportation, food, and camping arrangements.  Details on what is included in the class is on our FAQ Page.  Please see calendar for locations.

We give each scout their blue card back at the last class & SDI (Scuba Diving International) Open Water Diver License.

Suggestions:
Scouts must be 10 or older and comfortable in the water to sign up for for SCUBA Diving Merit Badge. Scouts must also have Swimming Merit Badge!  Adults can sign up too, please let us know if you’re interested in the class!  Adults just receive SDI (Scuba Diving International) Open Water Diver License.

Some of the more difficult requirements for S.C.U.B.A….
-Ear equalization for some.
-Earn an Open Water Diver Certification from a SCUBA organization recognized by the Boy Scouts of America scuba policy.

Schedule:
04/24/20 (On Your Own Time) – Have Swimming Merit Badge & Open Water Diver Certification SCUBA Training (E-Learning Information Emailed Out – about 20-30 Hours of Online Learning)
05/15/20 5:30P to 9:00P – Open Water Diver Certification – SCUBA Training (Fitting/Training)
05/16/20 11:30A to 4:30P – Open Water Diver Certification – SCUBA Training (Pool Training)
05/17/20 – 06/05/20 (Schedule Appointment) – Open Water Diver Certification – SCUBA Training (Review Missed E-Learning)
*06/12/20 – 06/14/20 – Earn Open Water Diver Certification – SCUBA 4 Quarry Dives (See Below for Information), First Aid Injuries/Illnesses for SCUBA Diving, CPR, Scuba Diver’s Code/SCUBA Diver’s Safety, Ecosystem, & Career Opportunities in the SCUBA Industry

*06/12/20 – 06/14/20 Camp Out:
Will be Camping at Camp Hertzer – 3543 North County Road 33, Tiffin, OH 44883.
We will be leaving Friday at 6:00 PM and will be returning Sunday at 5:00 PM.
Departing / Return to John Knox Church – 5155 Eastlake St NW, North Canton, OH 44720
Scuba Diving at White Star Quarry – 901 South Main Street, Gibbonsburg, OH 43431
White Star Quarry is Part of the Sandusky County Park District

Packing List:
-Camping Supplies/Materials for clothing, sleeping, & hygiene. (Showers are available at camp)
-SCUBA Gear (Make arrangements with Mark for pickup) & Tanks will be given to Taylor
-Mess Kit (Plate, Cup, & Utensils)
-Canteen for water

Agenda:

Friday June 14 – Agenda
6:00 PM Meet at John Knox Presbyterian Church
6:30 PM Depart John Knox Presbyterian Church
8:30 PM Arrive at Camp Hertzer
9:00 PM Unpack Crew / Personal Equipment & Setup Camp
9:30 PM Quick Meeting
10:00 PM Free Time
11:00 PM Taps / Light Out
Saturday June 15 – Agenda
6:00 AM Rise & Shine / Wake Up
6:30 AM Breakfast (See Menu)
7:15 AM Depart Camp Hertzer
8:00 AM Arrive White Star Quarry – Sandusky Parks
12:00 PM Lunch (See Menu) *Give or Take an Hour on Lunch
5:00 PM Depart White Star Quarry – Sandusky Parks
5:45 PM Arrive Camp Hertzer
6:00 PM Clean up Gear & Showers
7:00 PM Dinner Preparation
7:30 PM Dinner (See Menu)
8:30 PM Scuba Diving Merit Badge Lecture
9:30 PM Free Time
11:00 PM Taps / Light Out
Sunday June 16 – Agenda
6:00 AM Rise & Shine / Wake Up
6:30 AM Breakfast (See Menu)
7:15 AM Depart Camp Hertzer
8:00 AM Arrive White Star Quarry
12:00 PM Lunch (See Menu) *Give or Take an Hour
2:30 PM Depart White Star Quarry
5:00 PM Arrive John Knox Church


Food:

Please let us know if anyone has any special food needs!

Friday
Dinner: Please eat prior to departure

Saturday
Breakfast: Pancakes with sausages or Muffins/Bagels (quicker option) & Coffee/Milk/Orange Juice
Lunch: Turkey/Ham Sandwiches with chips
Dinner: Hamburgers & Hot Dogs with bake beans

Sunday
Breakfast: Eggs with sausages or Muffins/Bagels (quicker option) & Coffee/Milk/Orange Juice
Lunch: Turkey/Ham Sandwiches with chips

Mics
Snacks: Fruits & Peanut Butter/Jelly (If no one has allergy)

Pricing: $750/(No Event Day) for Event, Nonrefundable Amount is $50.00!  Refunds are allowed for this program. Refund % is listed below, First Day of Event is the 1st Class under Schedule!

Scuba Diving Merit Badge Percentage Refund Amount
At Least 60 Days Prior 100% $700.00
Within 30 Days Prior 50% $350.00
Within 15 Days Prior 25% $175.00
Within 7 Days Prior 0% $0.00

Please see our FAQ Page for pricing break down!

Files:
SCUBA Diving Poster
Flyer for SCUBA Merit Badge
Lesson Plans for SCUBA Diving Merit Badge