Updated July 21, 2008
Swimming Merit Badge, July 14-17, 2008
We are fortunate to have some well-qualified adults to work with the Scouts on the Swimming Merit Badge, who also have a swimming pool! The boys have to read the book and learn the safety and first aid information, be able to demonstrate and discuss it with the counselors. They spend several evenings demonstrating their swimming strokes, safety knowledge, diving, and other skills before being awarded the badge. Doing this as a pre-camp activity allows us time to assess each new Scouts skills before they go to summer camp, allowing them to enjoy additional aquatic activities suited to their current abilities.