Swimming Badge




Swimming Badge Testing

Swimmer Badge

Congratulations to all those who passed the Swimming Scout Craftbadge and a extra special well done to those who the Swimmers Badges on the same day.

Photos are coming soon!

Swimmers Badge

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Swimmers Badge

Swimmers Badge


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Swimmers badge


On Saturday, 30 Jan 2010, we will be testing scouts for the Swimming Scoutcraft Badge and the Swimmer Interest Badge.

Anyone who wishes to go on the raft at Kontiki will need to complete the swimming Scoutcraft Badge. if you would like to attemp the Swimmers Interest Badge you need to first compete the Swimming Badge.

Badge Requirments



1. Swim 100 metres in any over arm or crawl style.


2. Swim 50 metres in clothes (shirt, shorts and socks as minimum) and undress in the water with the feet off the bottom.


3. Swim 50 metres on the breast and 50 metres on the back (either hands clasped or arms folded in front) and then a further 50 metres any style making 150 metres in all.


4. Take clothes off on shore. Enter water feet first. Carry shirt in teeth or hand. Swim 10 metres. Swing one end of the shirt into the hands of a 'drowning' person. Tow him to the shore.


5. Demonstrate, by means of 'clothing inflation', a method of remaining afloat for three minutes.


6. Execute a reasonable dive into the water from the side of the pool.


7. Dive from the surface of the water and recover with both hands an object from the bottom. The water is not to be more than 2 metres deep. 




1. Have passed the Swimming Scoutcraft Badge or complete all the requirements for it.


2. Swim 250 metres in any over arm or crawl style.


3. Swim the following using the correct style: 

a) 50 metres backstroke

b) 50 metres breaststroke 

c) 50 metres butterfly 

d) 50 metres lifesaving kick.


4. Swim at least one kilometre using any stroke or combination of strokes.


5. Perform the following dives: 

a) Racing dive from the edge of the pool; 

b) Neat dive from a springboard.


6. Satisfy the examiner that you are capable of instructing a non-swimmer in the basic principles of swimming.


7. Explain to the examiner the safety rules and regulations governing swimming in the sea, lakes, dams and rivers.