BSA Whitewater Merit Badge


BSA Whitewater Merit Badge

The Boy Scouts of America merit badge program is designed to introduce Scouts to subjects that are pertinent to outdoor activities, safety and also topics that Scouts may be interested in pursuing as a career or vocation. Merit badges are awarded to Scouts after completing a series of requirements within an area of study. Merit badges are usually earned in a class setting at troop meetings or at summer camps.…


Crab Apple Whitewater Rafting Family: Our Story

You have probably read, “Family Owned and Operated” on so many marketing materials that you have become immune to the phrase. But unlike most companies, when we say it, we mean it. Our family founded Crab Apple in 1983 and we continue to run its day-to-day operations. Here’s our story: The Beginnings At the core of the Crab Apple family are Chuck and Sharyn Peabody. It was their dream over…


5 Massachusetts Whitewater Rafting Tips

White water rafting can be one of the most memorable experiences of your life, but just like anything, if you haven’t done it before, it can seem a little scary. But we promise you if you can just get onboard and trust the process, you will have an unforgettable time, and you may even become a frequent rafter. To help prepare you for what you will come across on the…


3 Outdoor Adventures in Massachusetts That You Don’t Want to Miss

Addicted to adrenaline? Do you live to push the boundaries, and as far as you are concerned, that’s the only way to go through life? Luckily for you, Massachusetts is loaded with exciting, one-of-a-kind outdoor adventures. From sand dunes to rivers to forests and coastline, there is certainly no shortage of ways to give your adrenaline a run for its money. That being said, here are three that we think…


Unique Training for White Water Rafting Guides

Training for Crab Apple’s white water rafting guides on the Monroe Bridge Section of the Deerfield River in Massachusetts has five parts – one is unique to Crab Apple. Before training on the river begins, detailed maps, videos and Go Pro helmet footage from previous white water rafting trips are made available and studied by prospective guides. Maps are two dimensional maps of each rapid drawn by river manager, Frank…