Final approval of the Kayaking Merit Badge was granted on Tuesday. The text and photos for the merit badge pamphlet have been delivered to Media Studios for publication. The Kayaking Merit Badge should be released prior to summer camp. The Kayaking BSA Award will remain in place as an introductory experience. Florida Sea Base participants in the Coral Reef Sailing and Eco-Adventure programs and Brinton Environmental Center participants in the Out-Island Adventure will continue to be eligible for the Kayaking BSA Award. Since Florida Sea Base and BEC seasonal staff members are not approved merit badge counselors, they will be able to attest that certain elements of the Kayaking Merit Badge have been accomplished but cannot sign off on the merit badge card.
Tripoli, Libya has been in the news quite a bit in the past year. I made my first dive in the Mediterranean Sea from a Tripoli beach in 1961 at the age of 9. I spent a lot of my childhood exploring my little pieces of the “Med” and Sahara Desert. Libya, hot, desert, Mediterranean – the memories are burned into my brain. Monday, Tripoli received two to three inches of SNOW. What? There was never any snow when I lived there. But here’s the photo, courtesy of Weather Underground.
We really need to change the phrase “Global Warming” to “Global Freezing”.
I spent part of yesterday and hope to complete the first phase of my PADI Course Director Training Course application today. (It may take part of Wednesday to polish.)
It looks like the base received more rain today. A high chance of rain remains in the forecast through Saturday. It rained a lot the last time I was away from the base for a while.
I hope the weather is decent in your part of the world.
Capt. Steve Willis
Professional Scuba Bum™
Staying dry but a little chilly