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Aug 10-12, 2018
Kansas Sea Base

Kansas Sea Base 2018

 Since its beginning, the Boy Scouts have encouraged outdoor adventures as learning experiences. In that tradition, Kansas Sea Base (KSB), an inland water safety and merit badge program, was developed by the Konza District of the Coronado Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. The program is cosponsored by the Blue Valley Yacht Club and the Blue Valley Youth Sailing Foundation. Kansas Sea Base uses keel boats, Sunfish, kayaks, canoes, motor boats and ski boats provided by supporting organizations to teach the merit badges. KSB offers Scout Rank and above Boy Scouts, who are at least 13 years of age, and male and female Venture Scouts the opportunity to complete one of these merit badges: Small Boat Sailing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Motor Boating, or Water Sports. The Water Sports merit badge is a demanding course making prior water skiing or wake boarding experience very helpful in completing the course at Kansas Sea Base.

 Kansas Sea base is located on the grounds of the Blue Valley Yacht Club (BVYC) on Tuttle Creek Lake
approximately 10 miles north of Manhattan, KS (see map). The adventure begins Friday, August 10 with
check in starting at 5:00 p.m. Youth need to be present when the program begins at 7:00 p.m. Friday.
They need to remain until closing on Sunday, August 12, at 11:30 a.m. Scouts need to provide their own
eating utensils. Meals are served from a central kitchen to all Scouts and Scouters with Scouts providing
kitchen support on a rotating schedule. There must be an adult leader for every eight youth from each unit.
Adult leaders will be expected to supervise and assist all youth and will be asked to serve as safety
observers of water activities. The rules of the Safe Scouting Manual will apply, including requirements for
female Venture Scouts.

  The costs of KSB 2018 is $60.00 per youth. This fee includes four meals, a cracker barrel, Kansas Sea
Base t-shirt, KSB patch and liability insurance. The adult registration fee of $50.00 includes the costs of
food, liability insurance and a KSB patch. Additional T-Shirts and patches can be ordered.

 Registration is due by July 15, 2018. The BSA Annual Health and Medical Record 680-001_AB forms for
all youth and adults must be turned in at Friday check-in. Scouts MUST be able to pass the B.S.A. blue
swim test. Adults who pass the Blue Swim test will be allowed on the boats as time and space allow.

 Youth registration is limited to the first forty-four (44) qualified registrations received.



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