Colonial District is providing a venue to the NCAC Aquatics Committee to offer Swimming & Water Rescue and Paddle Craft Safety to all interested adult leaders and Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, Venture, or Explorer who is age 16 or older across the Council.
Prerequisites: Purchase of the Aquatics Supervision book # 34737, available at Scout Shop.
Location: Carl Sandburg Middle School, 8428 Ft. Hunt Road, Alexandria, VA 22308
Date and Time: Saturday, 12 February 2011
Swimming & Water Rescue 9:00 am Noon
Paddle Craft Safety Noon 3:00 pm
Cost: No cost but see prerequisites
Registration: Register via the Colonial District website
For Swimming & Water Rescue:
Precamp swim classification, Scuba certification and merit badge, Aquatics Supervision Training: Swimming and Water Rescue (SWR), Paddle Craft Safety (PCS) Scuba BSA
Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat guidelines were revised last year to include hands-on, in-water training for qualified supervisors of swimming and boating activities (see the online GtSS for the updated wording).
The hands-on training for Safety Afloat is called Paddle Craft Safety (the equivalent for Safe Swim Defense is Swimming and Water Rescue). 20101National High Adventure Camp Standards require that Lenhoksin leaders doing off-reservation canoeing programs complete the PCS training before being allowed to participate.
To make the training available to more leaders, we have split the PCS training into a classroom component and an on-water session. We are asking for your help in scheduling the classroom component at your District/Council training events. You schedule the 2 hr classroom session and the NCAC Aquatics Committee will furnish the instructor. The on-water session is then available at Lenhoksin or at Camp Snyder (see the flyer for details). (the full SWR & PCS courses are supposed to be offered at camp waterfronts this summer along with SSD & SA training)
We don't anticipate any cost for the classroom session. However, participants must have the required textbook, BSA Aquatics Supervision available at scoutstuff.org or in the scout shops.