Scuba Diving Merit Badge

*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 camp out weekend to go SCUBA Diving! Please see our FAQ Page.

Prerequisite:
Prerequisites must be completed prior to the first class date! Proof of completion will need to be sent to us prior to the first class.

-Swimming Merit Badge must be completed! A copy of your Swimming Merit Badge Blue Card.

Information:
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: ( Pool or Quarry Class / Lecture Class )
04/16/20 (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)
04/30/20 5:30P to 9:00P – Open Water Diver Certification – SCUBA Training (Fitting/Training)
05/02/20 11:30A to 4:30P – Open Water Diver Certification – SCUBA Training (Pool Training)
05/03/20 – 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 SCUBA Diving Weekend:
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 12 – Agenda

6:00 PMMeet at John Knox Presbyterian Church
6:30 PMDepart John Knox Presbyterian Church
8:30 PMArrive at Camp Hertzer
9:00 PMUnpack Crew / Personal Equipment & Setup Camp
9:30 PMQuick Meeting
10:00 PMFree Time
11:00 PMTaps / Light Out

Saturday June 13 – Agenda

6:00 AMRise & Shine / Wake Up
6:30 AMBreakfast (See Menu)
7:15 AMDepart Camp Hertzer
8:00 AMArrive White Star Quarry – Sandusky Parks
12:00 PMLunch (See Menu) *Give or Take an Hour on Lunch
5:00 PMDepart White Star Quarry – Sandusky Parks
5:45 PMArrive Camp Hertzer
6:00 PMClean up Gear & Showers
7:00 PMDinner Preparation
7:30 PMDinner (See Menu)
8:30 PMScuba Diving Merit Badge Lecture
9:30 PMFree Time
11:00 PMTaps / Light Out

Sunday June 14 – Agenda

6:00 AMRise & Shine / Wake Up
6:30 AMBreakfast (See Menu)
7:15 AMDepart Camp Hertzer
8:00 AMArrive White Star Quarry
12:00 PMLunch (See Menu) *Give or Take an Hour
2:30 PMDepart White Star Quarry
5:00 PMArrive 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 for Event. No day-of registration. 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 BadgePercentageRefund Amount
At Least 60 Days Prior100%$700.00
Within 30 Days Prior50%$350.00
Within 15 Days Prior25%$175.00
Within 7 Days Prior0%$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