The BSA swim test is used to determine ability level so that participants can swim in an area which is appropriate for them.
Rowing Merit Badge
Rowing is the use of oars as a means of propelling boats, has grown from a basic method of transportation to a competitive sport and an enjoyable method of exercising.
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While doing the requirements for the Rowing merit badge, Scouts learn to safely enjoy an excursion on the water in a rowboat. They demonstrate that they can control the rowboat. The requirements for this badge can be fulfilled with a fixed-seat rowboat or a sliding-seat rowboat.
The most familiar application of skill level limits is the swim tests which are administered at summer camp. But there are other examples as well.
Before embarking on a boating activity with your scouts, make sure everyone is aware of the Safety Afloat guidelines.
Safe Swim Defense provides the steps which a BSA unit must take to safely participate in an activity which involves swimming.
To complete the requirements for the National Outdoor Award Adventure Segment, a Scout or Venturer must be a proficient swimmer, have some lifesaving skills, complete the mile swim, and spend some time enjoying aquatics adventures such as swimming, paddling, fishing, or scuba diving.