To complete the requirements for the National Outdoor Award Aquatics 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.
The International Spirit Award recognizes Scouts and Scouters who learn more about Scouting around the world. By doing the requirements for this award, Scouts and Scouters learn to appreciate different cultures.
The 50 Miler award recognizes young men and women in Scouts BSA and Venturing who hike, paddle, or ride a total of 50 miles over at least 5 consecutive days. The trek must be completed without using motors. Riding can be cycling or horseback riding. To earn the award, members of your unit must plan and participate in a service project.
Having a secret code can be fun. There are several simple methods of coding communication so that only those who know the “secret” know what is being said.
When discussing pocket knife safety with Cub Scouts, they demonstrated their safety knowledge with a fake pocket knife made from cardboard.
The BSA swim test is used to determine ability level so that participants can swim in an area which is appropriate for them.