Waterfront Programs

We offer a variety of swimming and boating programs on Sand Pond. NoBe's pristine, idyllic waterfront is fun for all ability levels.

Merit Badges and Certifications

We offer the following Aquatics merit badges and certifications:

  • Swimming
  • Lifesaving
  • Rowing
  • Canoeing
  • Small Boat Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • BSA Lifeguard

For timing and prerequisite information, please consult our Leader's Guide.

Free Boating, Free Swimming, and Instructional Swim

Sand Pond isn't just for merit badges! We offer the following programs:

  • Free Boating and Free Swimming: 3:00pm-5:00pm
  • BSA Paddle Boarding: 2:00pm-3:00pm
  • Instructional Swim: 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Mile Swim: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Troop Swim and Boating

Troops can reserve blocks of boating or swimming time at the Waterfront on Tuesday and Wednesday nights on a first-come, first-serve basis. Troop leaders must attend the BSA Safe Swim Defense session at the Monday leader's meeting..