August 26, 2017
Lamar High School
Houston, TX 77098
10:00 - 4:00 pm
Hosted by Troops 549 and 197
Aquatics Day is an opportunity for Boy Scouts to work on the Swimming or 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.
Scouts 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. Adult participation is required to offer this event.
The cost of the event is $5 to cover lunch. There is no onsite registration. Space is limited.
Registration opens in August.
Registration is typically completed by parents, but can also be completed by the troop leadership. Registration closes when the classes fill up based on the number of volunteers. Registration is done only online. The council uses Doubleknot, Inc. as their online service provider. When reviewing credit card or bank statements, remember the payment will appear as Doubleknot, Inc. If there are others in your household who review credit card or bank statements, we would greatly appreciate you informing them as well. Council refund policy.
What to Bring
- BSA Health and Medical Record (for all Scouting events parts A & B)
- Blue card signed by your Scoutmaster. Scouts should talk with their Scoutmaster before registering.
- Merit badge book for each merit badge, read prior to class; purchase at the Scout Shop.
- Bathing suit
- Optional: goggles, water, snacks, extra towel
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. BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed and all participants must follow youth protection guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:
- Two-deep leadership on all outings required.
- No one-on-one contact between adults and youth members.
- The buddy system should be used at all times.
- Discipline must be constructive.
Youth Protection Guidelines Guide to Safe Scouting Enterprise Risk Management
For more information, contact Bill Folts or Richard Smith.