scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: swimming test ?
Tom Lynch (woodsliv@TMINET.COM
Thu Feb 03 2000 - 12:00:07 CST
> The BSA Swim test and the MB are evidently two separate issues. The MBC
> says the boy did what he was required to do to fulfill the requirements
> of the MB. I don't believe anyone has the right or perogative of
> overriding that decision.
> Now, whether the boy can do it a 2nd or 3rd time -- different issue
> altogether. The fact that I probably couldn't pass a certain test twice
> doesn't mean I didn't pass it the first time. (g)
> On the information presented, which may not be all the pertinent info, I
> don't see a problem. Put him in the lower level class at camp.
I believe that the issue is that the 1st.Class requirement should stand, and
that the S/M should make a note as to the boys inability to swim in the lake.
When It comes to the M/B requirements, then the scout would have to prove
himself as a swimmer for sure.
I once had a scout with who was born with only one hand, he passed the
requirement for 2nd class swimming, but I wavered the 1st.classs requirement,
because it was apparent he could not safely swim the 100 yards. He did pass the
test for summer camp, but could not maintain distance for swimming
Thomas Lynch, email@example.com
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