The BSA swim test is used to determine ability level so that participants can swim in an area which is appropriate for them.
Bear Elective Adventures: Salmon Run
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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 Scouts BSA to Venturing.
Safe Swim Defense provides the steps which a BSA unit must take to safely participate in an activity which involves swimming.
The new Cub Scout program introduces the SCOUT water safety chant. This helps younger Scouts learn the rules for safe aquatics activities.
Before embarking on a boating activity with your scouts, make sure everyone is aware of the Safety Afloat guidelines.
Here is a game to go with an aquatic theme. It can be used at your pack pool party or at a meeting focused on swimming skills.