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The '''Mile Swim BSA Award''' is offered by many [[Boy Scout]] [[Summer Camps]] as a part of their aquatics program. The patch is not worn on the [[uniform]]. It is an aquatic insignia and can be worn on swim trunks. It can also be worn on a jacket or patch vest or placed on blankets, backpacks, or other personal equipment.
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{{TOCleft}}The [[{{PAGENAME}}]] award is offered by many [[Summer Camps]] as a part of their aquatics program. The patch is not worn on the [[uniform]]. It is an aquatic insignia and can be worn on the left side of the swim trunks or swim suit. It can also be worn on a jacket or patch vest or placed on blankets, backpacks, or other personal equipment.
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== Notes ==
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# <span class=plainlinks>[https://www.scoutshop.org/nsearch/?q=Mile+Swim+emblem+245 Swim trunks emblem, No. 245]</span>. The emblem is worn on the left side of the swim trunks.
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# <span class=plainlinks>[https://www.scoutshop.org/nsearch/?q=Mile+Swim+certificate+34246 Pocket certificate, No. 34246]</span>.
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# This award can also be earned and worn by adults.
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# Unlike most merit badges or other awards, there is no limit to the amount of times a youth or [[Scouter]] may earn this award.
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# Be sure you have the proper physical fitness and ability levels before attempting the swim. It is highly advised for youth to complete the [[Swimming|Swimming merit badge]] before attempting the Mile Swim Award.
== Requirement resources ==
== Requirement resources ==
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==Related awards==
==Related awards==
{{Aquatic Awards Links}}
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== See also ==
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* ''[[Guide to Awards and Insignia]]''
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*Unlike most merit badges or other awards, there is no limit to the amount of times a Scout or [[Scouter]] may earn this award.
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*Be sure you have the proper physical fitness and ability levels before attempting the swim. It is highly advised to complete the Swimming merit badge before attempting the Mile Swim Award.
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== External links ==
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*[http://www.scouting.org/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges/miles.aspx Official Boy Scouts of America - Mile Swim BSA]
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* <span class=plainlinks>[https://www.scouting.org/awards/awards-central/mile-swim/ Mile Swim BSA Overview]</span> — Scouting.org
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* <span class=plainlinks>[https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/boyscouts/pdf/512-020_WB.pdf Mile Swim BSA Award Requirements & Application {{PDF}}]</span> (2010 Printing) — Scouting.org
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* [http://www.scouting.org/healthandsafety/gss/gss02.aspx#b Safe Swim Defense]
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* <span class=plainlinks>[http://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/gss/gss02/ ''Guide to Safe Scouting'' - Aquatics Safety]</span> — Scouting.org
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* [http://www.scouting.org/healthandsafety/gss/gss02.aspx#c Classification of Swimming Ability]
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[[Category: Scout aquatic opportunities]]
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* [http://www.scouting.org/healthandsafety/gss/gss02.aspx#i Swimming Area]
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[[Category: Sea Scout aquatic opportunities]]
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* [http://www.scouting.org/healthandsafety/gss/gss02.aspx#g Water Clarity]
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* [http://www.scouting.org/healthandsafety/gss/gss02.aspx#d Pool and Surf Swimming]
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[[Category: Explorer aquatic opportunities]]
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[[Category: Scout awards]]
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[[Category: Aquatic opportunities for Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers]]
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[[Category: Venturer awards]]
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[[Category: Sea Scout awards]]
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[[Category: Scouter awards]]
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[[Category: Explorer awards]]

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Mile Swim BSA is not a merit badge.
Mile Swim BSA award is required for the National Outdoor Badge for Aquatics.

Mile Swim BSA


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Level:Scouts, Venturers,
Sea Scouts, Explorers, Scouters

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The Mile Swim BSA award is offered by many Summer Camps as a part of their aquatics program. The patch is not worn on the uniform. It is an aquatic insignia and can be worn on the left side of the swim trunks or swim suit. It can also be worn on a jacket or patch vest or placed on blankets, backpacks, or other personal equipment.


Mile Swim BSA award requirements

  1. Explain how regular exercise contributes to good health and why swimming is one of the best forms of exercise.
  2. Tell what precautions and procedures a swimmer and escort must follow for distance swimming over open water.
  3. Under the supervision of a currently qualified certified aquatics instructor, BSA or equivalent, participate in four hours of training and preparation for distance swimming (one hour a day maximum).
  4. Swim one mile over a measured course that has been approved by the trained instructor who will supervise the swim.


The official source for the information shown in this is:
Boy Scout Requirements, 2018 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #641568)

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Notes

  1. Mile Swim BSA is a popular summer camp award.
  2. Swim trunks emblem, No. 245. The emblem is worn on the left side of the swim trunks.
  3. Pocket certificate, No. 34246.
  4. This award can also be earned and worn by adults.
  5. Unlike most merit badges or other awards, there is no limit to the amount of times a youth or Scouter may earn this award.
  6. Be sure you have the proper physical fitness and ability levels before attempting the swim. It is highly advised for youth to complete the Swimming merit badge before attempting the Mile Swim Award.

Requirement resources

Related awards

Aquatic-related awards

See also

External links

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