Lifesaver (Ranger Award elective)

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This is the Lifesaver Ranger Award elective.
Boy Scouts can earn the Lifesaving Merit Badge
The Lifesaving and Meritorious Awards may be awarded at any level.
The Ranger Award medal
The Ranger Award medal

Lifesaver is one of the electives for the Venturing Ranger Award.


Lifesaver (Ranger Award elective) requirements

Requirement 1. Do (a), (b), or (c)
a. Complete the Boy Scout or Venturing Lifeguard requirements and hold a current certification. (Note: BSA Lifeguard certification lasts for three years from the time of certification.)
b. Complete a 45-plus-hour emergency response course or an EMT Basic course.
c. Earn the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training or Lifeguard Trainer certificate.
Requirement 2. First-aid kit.
a. Help build a crew or family first-aid kit.
b. Know how to use everything in the kit.
c. Teach another person or group how to make and use a first-aid kit.

The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Venturer Handbook, 2006 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #N/A)

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  1. Requirement 2 also satisfies First Aid (Ranger Award elective) requirement 1.

Requirement resources

First Aid Links
Swimming Links

Related awards

Emergency Preparedness Awards

Emergency Preparedness-related awards

Aquatic Awards

Aquatic-related awards

See also

Venturing portal

External links

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