The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has partnered with the ACA to develop a new Stand Up Paddleboarding Award. The new SUP award was introduced at the BSA's 2013 National Jamboree in West Virginia. Over 9,200 Scouts, Venturers, and adult leaders participated in the nation's fastest growing paddlesport at this event!
The award allows Scouts to learn the basics of SUP on calm water while also developing paddling skills that promote fitness and safe aquatics recreation.
You can read the BSA's Stand Up Paddleboarding Award requirements here, and feel free to check out the 13-page instructional resource for use by instructors and students here.
The ACA's work with the BSA's National Aquatics Task Force continues to bring safe and fun paddlesport opportunities to youth.