Re: Scuba Diving and Scouts
golden cliff (c60clg1@CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU)
Thu, 26 Oct 1995 16:14:49 -0500
On Thu, 26 Oct 1995, DANIEL NEVELS wrote:
> The scouts in our troop have voted to pursue Scuba Diving as one of their
> high adventure activities. The age group is 12 to 16. I have found a
> certified insturctor that will teach the scout and adults the PADI Open
> Water Course.
This is from the Guide to Safe Scouting...
Any persons possessing, displaying, or using scuba equipment in
connection with any Scouting-related activity must be certified by one of
five agencies recognized by the Boy Scouts of America for scuba training
and instruction: 1)YMCA, 2)National Association of Underwater Instructors
(NAUI), 3)Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI),
4)National Association of Skin Diver Schools (NASDS), and 5)Scuba Schools
Student divers must be at least 14 years of age (Explorers and
Venture/Varisty team members only) and must be under the supervision of
an instructor currently certified by one of the above agencies. Scuba
skills will be taught and practiced only in clear water (when a 12-inch
disk at a depth of 8 feet is visible form the surface of the water).
Explorers or Venture crew/Varsity team members who are properly certified
in basic diving may participate in group dives under the supervision of a
responsible adult who is currently certified as a dive master, assistant
instructor, or any more advanced rating by one of the five agencies.
Hope this helps,
YIS, Cliff Golden
Scoutmaster Troop 33
DeKalb, Illinois firstname.lastname@example.org
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City