The BSA swim test is used to determine ability level so that participants can swim in an area which is appropriate for them.
Watercraft Ranger Elective
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.
Table top displays are a way to show off a hobby, collection, event, or other project. Or you can showcase your unit’s program. As part of the Hobbies Troop Program Feature for Scouts BSA, table top displays are used in a hobby fair to show of each Scout’s particular hobby. In addition, for several of the Venturing awards, Venturers must create a table top display.
Our Crew is going river rafting today on the Huzzah River. The Huzzah is not deep or swift, so we’re looking forward to a nice lazy day floating down the river.
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.
The methods of Scouting are the ways that Scouting’s aims of developing character, citizenship, and fitness in youth are achieved. One of the methods for Venturers is “teaching others”. Teaching others is the best way to really acquire deep knowledge of an area. By sharing their skills with others, Venturers retain their knowledge better and provide service to others