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When: April 26, 2014
Where: S bar F Scout Ranch
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fee: $5.00 (lunch provided)
Learning to be a safe boater is a lot like learning to be a safe driver. You need to know the nautical “rules of the road” — as well as federal, state and local laws — and obey them.
In this merit badge center, you will learn about boating safety, nautical signs and signals, boat handling and seamanship, weather, services and emergencies and care of the boat, motor and boating equipment. There will be verbal requirements and time to get out on the water in a motorboat.
The Motorboating Merit Badge Center is for Scouts age 14 and older and takes place on Saturday, April 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Swift Base, S bar F Scout Ranch. The fee is $5.00 with lunch provided. The center is limited to 30 participants. 
Required materials/preparation:  Red Card; must be a swimmer; MUST complete Missouri Boater Education online at  This must be done before being allowed to get the merit badge.  Please bring a Motorboating merit badge book with you— and dress for the weather.  The cost for the on line class is about $35.00.
For more information,
Contact the Camping Department at 314-361-0600 or 800-392-0895.
Sign up online HERE.