The program consists of two components: earning the Horsemanship Merit Badge and doing a backcountry horse cavalcade in Saskatchewan, Canada in Summer 2020 called the Canada Cavalcade. Both programs are open to both boys and girls. All YPT and Guidelines for Safe Scouting procedures will be strictly adhered to for mixed gender programs.
I will be offering the Horsemanship merit badge on May 6; May 11-12. It is limited to ten scouts. If there is enough interest, I will offer it again in Fall 2019.
I am actively recruiting Scouts and adults for the Canada Cavalcade. The crew will be limited to a maximum of 12 people (4 Scouters and 8 Scouts). At the moment, we are just in the expression of interest stage, but we will begin work ups and shake down events starting in September 2019.
You can find full information, as well as registration, at the following website:
As I mentioned, though this program will be offered in the first instance to Scouts within the Chain Bridge District (Virginia), it is open to Scouts across the NCAC as well.
Yours in Scouting,
BT/GT 128 Committee Chair
Horsemanship Merit Badge Instructor