and cross-references for related Cub Scout belt loops & pins and Cub Scout awards.
| This is the Aquanaut Activity Badge for Webelos Scouts.|
Cub Scouts & Webelos Scouts can also earn the Swimming Belt Loop and Pin.
Aquanaut is preparing you for the Boy Scout Swimming Merit Badge.
The Webelos Aquanaut Activity Badge is one of 20 different Activity Badges that can be earned in the Webelos Scout Program. The requirements are typically worked on during den meetings or den activities while the skills are practiced at home, with the help of the Webelos Scout's family. The requirements are either completed with the den or at home with the den leader's approval. Projects are brought to meetings to share with the den and for Webelos Den Leader or Activity Badge Counselor approval.
The Aquanaut Activity Badge teaches swimming skills and basic water and boat safety.
And do three of these:
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Boy Scout merit badge workbooks,
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- The Webelos Program uses the Fast Tracks Den Meeting plans to the Webelos Adventures in as little as 12 months.
- The Safe Swim Defense is in the Aquanaut Worksheet.
1. Jump into water over your head - How to Swim - Backstroke - pp. 85-91
2. Floating - Survival Floating - p. 88
3. Personal Flotation Device - p. 99
4. Surface Dives - Swimming Underwater - p.92
5. Reach, Throw, Row, Go (with animated graphics at the bottom of the page) - pp. 97-98
6. Rowing - p. 98
7. BSA Swim Test - Sidestroke - Breaststroke - Trudgen - Crawl - Backstroke - Floating - Swimming Turns - pp. 85-91
8. Cub Scout Swimming belt loop
- General Resources
- Your handbook is your primary reference. See Swimming Skills for step-by-step instructions and lesson video links.
- See also: Swimming & Lifesaving Merit Badge Pamphlets - Guide to Safe Scouting - Safe Swim Defense - Safety Afloat
- CubRoundtable: Aquanaut 44 page reference guide
- KISMIF: Aquanaut Links
- Bill Smith's Webelos Leader Resources: Aquanaut
- Webelos Roundtable Packet: Aquanaut
- Aquanaut Requirements 1 & 2 are similar to First Class Requirement 9b
- Aquanaut Requirement 5 is similar to Second Class Requirement 7c & First Class Requirement 9c
- Aquanaut Requirement 7 is similar to Second Class Requirement 7b
- Aquanaut is preparing the Scout for the Swimming Merit Badge.
- Aquatic Awards Links
Sports and Fitness Awards
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