The new Cub Scout program introduces the SCOUT water safety chant. This helps younger Scouts learn the rules for safe aquatics activities.
Wolf Elective Adventures: Spirit of the Water
Printable helps for requirements:
Safe Swim Defense provides the steps which a BSA unit must take to safely participate in an activity which involves swimming.
Since I am focusing on an aquatics theme this month, I thought I’d post about water rescue methods. These are methods used to rescue someone who is in trouble in the water. You will see these methods throughout the BSA programs from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts to Venturing.
The BSA swim test is used to determine ability level so that participants can swim in an area which is appropriate for them.
Before embarking on a boating activity with your scouts, make sure everyone is aware of the Safety Afloat guidelines.