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!
On Saturday, 30 Jan 2010, we will be testing
scouts for the Swimming Scoutcraft Badge and the Swimmer
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.
1. Swim 100 metres in any over arm or
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
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
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
3. Swim the following using the correct
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
5. Perform the following dives:
a) Racing dive from the edge of the
b) Neat dive from a springboard.
6. Satisfy the examiner that you are capable of instructing a
non-swimmer in the basic principles of
7. Explain to the examiner the safety rules and regulations
governing swimming in the sea, lakes, dams and