BSA lifeguard required?
Steve Souza (76703.633@COMPUSERVE.COM)
Mon, 30 Aug 1993 05:38:05 EDT
quoted From: Chris Haggerty
> Finding people with BSA Lifeguard or Red Cross Life Guarding who are
> willing to go camping with your troop is very hard
In most Troops, I agree...
> The BSA Lifeguards you may get, but they are rare.
Maybe our Council is rare, but we average 8 new BSA Certified Lifeguards per
WEEK of Summer Camp each year..!
The Scouts in out area are very safety conscious and make an effort to do
things the right way rather than just get by, or ignore the rules. In our
Council the lifeguard rules were strongly enforced, and as a result we
adults made sure we had plenty of youth (and a few adults) who were trained
and certified so as to not have our water activities impacted.
I would strongly encourage any unit (and any concerned parents, etc.) to
get several of their folks BSA Lifeguard certified and function as if the
rule hadn't changed, but the new guidelines can work if followed as
indicated in the DE newsletter sent out this past May when the new ruling
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