Scouting Program Archives: Boating and Canoeing Troop Program Feature

Boating and Canoeing Troop Program Feature

In any camp where a waterfront is within a half-mile, Scouts will gravitate there like bees to honey. Most Scouts like nothing better than a swimming session or a couple of hours in canoes or boats.

New Scouts can work on the swimming requirements for First and Second Class ranks. If possible, conduct all troop activities at a waterfront or swimming pool. If your troop does not have access to a waterfront or pool, ask your commissioner or district executive
for help in finding one. Always enforce the Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat guidelines.

Prior planning is needed for any swimming or boating activity. It is required that at least one adult be certified in Safe Swim Defense and/or Safety Afloat, which also requires CPR from a community agency.

Find the complete plans for the Aquatics Troop Program Feature on the BSA website.

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