Bob Morehead (rmorehead@NLS.NET)
Fri, 3 Jul 1998 12:24:00 -0400
Thanks to all who responded. The results were 23 to 3 in favor of my
point of view. I printed and discussed the results with my friend and
he now agrees that a Scout who swims the First Class portion has, as a
result, satisfactorily demonstrated the Second Class in-water portion.
This became more than academic as we recently had a boy do exactly that
at Summer Camp. Thanks again to the List!
BTW, for those who indicated concern about my saying "...jumps into the
water...", I was speaking colloquially. I did not LITERALLY mean
My $.02: It would make things a lot less confusing if they just used
the standard BSA "Beginner" and "Swimmer" tests for the 2nd and 1st
Class swim requirements.
ASM, Troop 381
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City