Boy Scout Troop 16 Aquatics

St. Joseph Catholic Church

Canton, Oh 44708

A department site of St. Joseph Catholic Church
A subsite of Troop 16 BSA


In the 1950's our troop started running a class at the CYC in Canton for Swimming and Lifesaving Merit Badge. The CYC in Canton closed and the classes were moved to the Myers Lake CYC. Since we were running the program every year our troop didn't have the numbers to just run the program for our troop so in 1990 we opened it up to other troops. In 2010 we moved the program to Perry Natatorium, a year later in 2011 we started doing Learners and Webelos Aquanaut. The Webelos Aquanaut class grew in 2013 hitting the class limit and we still had scouts interested in the program, we added a second Webelos Aquanaut class for 2014-2015 offering classes in December and March.

The program has been taught by the following:
David McGonagle 1954-1959
Joseph Bicik 1959-1980
Mike Eberhard 1980-1982
Bob Brindlinger 1982-1984
Chuck Kohler 1984-1987
Dennis Vargo 1987-2003
Taylor Symensma 2003-Present