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4940 Rusina Rd
Colorado Springs, CO, 80907
United States


Underwater Connection, has been serving the Colorado Springs water sports community since 1989. What started as a scuba shop 25 years ago, has now grown into a legacy of aquatic adventures. Now offering everything you need for Whitewater Kayak, SUP, Swimming, Triathlon Aquatics, and of course, Scuba.

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Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard BSA - Merit badge, scouts, Colorado Springs

Boy Scouts of America can earn their Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard merit badge here at UWC in Colorado Springs.

  • kayak and sup bsa merit badge Program

Earn your kayaking, or Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP) merit badges in one exciting day with Underwater Connection.  ACA certified instructors will provide the knowledge and expertise to help you earn your badges. We can also provide all of the necessary equipment.  

  • Courses available to groups of 2 or more scouts
  • Half day of pool work and half day on the river/ lake
  • Professional training from ACA certified instructor
  • Sign off from certified BSA merit badge counselor

Be prepared.  Each scout must complete the following pre-requisites before the course begins:

  •  Complete the BSA swimmer test
  •  Hold a current certification in First Aid and CPR
  •  Review and compare the Safety Afloat and the American Whitewater safety and guidelines
  •  Read and understand the BSA Kayaking Merit Badge Handbook
  •  Read and understand the BSA Stand Up Paddle Boarding Merit Badge Handbook


  • SUP program - $64
  • Kayaking program - $85