| Mile Swim BSA
|Level:||Boy Scouts, Venturers,|
Varsity Scouts, Scouters
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.
Mile Swim BSA is not a merit badge.
|| The Mile Swim BSA requirements were revised effective January 1, 2009.
Mile Swim BSA requirements
- Explain how regular exercise contributes to good health and why swimming is one of the best forms of exercise.
- Tell what precautions and procedures a swimmer and escort must follow for distance swimming over open water.
- 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).
- Swim 1 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 article or section is:|
Boy Scout Requirements, 2014 Edition (BSA Supply No. 33216 - SKU# 619576)
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- Aquatic Awards Links
- Unlike most merit badges or other awards, there is no limit to the amount of times a Scout or Scouter may earn this award.
- 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.
- Guide to Safe Scouting