scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: swimming test ?
Paul S. Wolf (PaulWolf@CUYCTYENGINEERS.ORG
Thu Feb 03 2000 - 11:55:10 CST
Mike Mc Abee wrote:
> It didn't say he was a "swimmer"
> - swimmer, by definition as used at summer camp, is much more
> than the requirement for 1st class swimming req;
Yes and no. It actually is the same test. However:
"Swimmer" means he has recently (at least annually) passed the BSA
Swimmer test and is currently authorized to be in the "swimmer" area.
The requirement for First Class is to pass that specific test ONCE.
Once it has been done to the satisfaction of someone the SM has
authorized to "sign off" on that requirement, NO ONE can say, "but you
can't pass the test now, so you must do it again." It's no different
than asking a Scout to tie all the knots again at his Board of review.
If the person that approved it was authorized by the SM to do so, the
requirement has been completed. PERIOD.
That doesn't mean the Scout is a swimmer, or can go into the swimmer's
area, just that that particular rank advancement requirement has been
Had the MB Counselor been given the authority by the SM?
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
Advancement/Safety Webmaster, USSSP http://www.usscouts.org