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Greetings Aquatics Enthusiasts!

We hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy during our current coronavirus-induced reduced activity period.  Due to the current social gathering restrictions, this year's Day on the Water event originally scheduled to be held at the Lake Washington Sailing Club on Saturday, June 6, 2020, has been postponed. We do not have a rescheduled date at this time.  Please check this website for updated news regarding the new date.  Once we have a date, we will need your support to make the event a success.  Lifeguards, lookouts, instructors, and general support staff are just a few of the spots where you could volunteer.  Please contact Phil Allen at or Robert Sherry at if you can help.  Registration for the event is open on the GEC website.  Thank you.

Upcoming Events:

  • Any scout needing a swim test certification may take the swim test and get certified at the Sacramento Central YMCA at 2021 W Street, Sacramento (map).  The cost is five dollars and the test will be administered by a YMCA lifeguard during open swim time. Contact Ali Amundson at the YMCA at or call the YMCA at (916) 452-9622.

  • National Camp School Aquatics Instructor training.  The GEC still needs trained aquatics instructors so that we can grow our program and comply with BSA national requirements. 

  • Our next meeting will be a Zoom meeting and will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at 6:30 PM.  If you are interested in attending, please send an email to Phil Allen,, and you will be sent an invitation.


GEC Aquatic Merit Badge Counselor Training Policy

GEC Merit Badge Counselor Interim Criteria

GEC Aquatics Whitewater Training

Day on the Water Event Planning Guide

BSA National Website



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phone: (916) 929-1417

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phone: (916) 649-1800

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