August TBD, 2020 | 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Lamar High School
Houston, TX 77098
Aquatics Day is an opportunity for Scouts in troops, crews and ships to work on the Swimming or Lifesaving Merit Badge and Webelos Scouts to work on the Aquanaut Adventure.
Merit Badge Classes: Scouts taking the merit badge class must be able to pass the BSA Swim Test at the event in order to proceed with the class. The Swimming Merit Badge is a prerequisite for the Lifesaving Merit Badge. The size of each class is limited based on the number of volunteers. These are not give-away merit badges, and this is not a merit badge factory. Each Scout is expected to fulfill all the requirements by reading the merit badge book ahead of time. Scouts are expected to participate fully during the class in order to receive full credit for the requirements completed onsite.
Adult participation is required to offer this event.
Space is very limited. Class size is limited depending on the number of volunteers. If the event is full, a waitlist will be offered and you will be notified if a spot opens. Additional spots will be open if there are more adult volunteers.
Merit Badge Registration Webelos Scout Aquanaut Adventure Registration Volunteer Sign-up
What to Bring
- Sack lunch, drinks, snacks
- BSA Health and Medical Record (for all Scouting events parts A & B)
- Swimsuit, modest
- Blue card signed by your Scoutmaster. Scouts should talk with their Scoutmaster before registering. (not required for Webelos Scouts)
- Merit badge book for each merit badge, read prior to class; purchase at the Scout Shop. (not required for Webelos Scouts)
- Optional: goggles, extra towel
Swimsuits should be comfortable, functional and modest. For males, swim trunks or board shorts are appropriate. Tight-fitting swim briefs or swim bottoms short enough to allow exposure are not allowed. For females, bikinis are not allowed. Modest tankinis or one-piece swimsuits are appropriate.
Volunteers are needed to help run the event including registration, lifeguards (BSA or Red Cross certified), merit badge counselors, event staff and adults trained in BSA Safe Swim Defense and BSA Aquatics Supervision: Swimming and Water Rescue.
All volunteers who work directly with youth are to have up to date Youth Protection Training. YPT can be taken at www.my.Scouting.org.
Merit badge counselors must be registered with the council and have up to date Youth Protection Training. YPT can be taken at www.my.Scouting.org. The Scouts will be expected to complete all the requirements as indicated by the Boy Scouts of America.
Notice! Please be advised that promotional videotaping/photography may be in progress at any time at an event. Your entrance constitutes your agreement that the council and district has the right to reproduce your likeness in videography/photography for promotion (e.g., publications, internet, newspaper).
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The BSA's Commitment to Safety is ongoing and we want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. The Boy Scouts of America puts the utmost importance on the safe and healthy environments for its youth membership. The Sam Houston Area Council takes great strides to ensure the safety of its youth as well as the adult volunteer leadership that interacts with them.
BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed. All participants must follow Youth Protection Guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:
- Two-deep leadership on all outings required.
- One-on-one contact between adults and youth members is prohibited.
- The buddy system should be used at all times.
- Discipline must be constructive.
Health and safety must be integrated into everything we do, to the point that no injuries are acceptable beyond those that are readily treatable by Scout-rendered first aid. As an aid in the continuing effort to protect participants in a Scout activity, the BSA National Health and Safety Committee and the Council Services Division of the BSA National Council have developed the "Sweet Sixteen" of BSA safety procedures for physical activity. These 16 points, which embody good judgment and common sense, are applicable to all activities.
Youth Protection Guidelines Guide to Safe Scouting Sweet Sixteen Enterprise Risk Management
For more information, contact Bill Folts or Richard Smith.