The BSA swim test is used to determine ability level so that participants can swim in an area which is appropriate for them.
Aquanaut Activity Badge
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.
Before embarking on a boating activity with your scouts, make sure everyone is aware of the Safety Afloat guidelines.
The core value for Cub Scouts for the month of May is Health and Fitness. According to the program helps health and fitness is:
Being personally committed to keeping our minds and bodies cleanand fit.Cub Scouts will learn that it is important and easy to eat a healthy diet and how a fitnessprogram can be part of their daily routine.
A reader asks about helping an auditory learner with the Webelos requirements. Songs can be a big help to auditory learners.
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.