scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Swimming Test
Mike Mc Abee (Gattati12@AOL.COM
Fri Feb 04 2000 - 00:00:46 CST
Henry, l'ers -
this is another one of my problems w/ present advancement "concepts" -
well. if he does it for the MB, it takes care of the 1st class requirement.
how do you run before you crawl - why have rank advancement requirements
at all if boys can just work on MBs; there are some skills the boys should
have prior to doing "advanced work"
at least whe nI went to summer camp, you had to be a "swimmer" to take
swimming or lifesaving MB;
- swimmer : jump in water, over your head, feet first; swim three
legs using the free style, one using a resting back stroke; tread water for 5
the first class swim test was 50 yds, free style after jumping int owater
over your head feet first - hardly the same thing. (also called "beginners"
now, boys could try to go from beginner to swimmer anytime during the week,
but to take the MB he first had to be a SWIMMER - passing swimmer passed the
1st class swim requirement, not the other way round.
I really think this is getting way off base and way away from the
origional post -
that is, if a recognized COUNCIL SWIM MB counselor passed of that a scout had
completed his 1st class swim, the ASM cannot take it away. He can and should
pass on to the SM that he failed his camp swim test and make sure that he
stays in non swim area during unit Safe Swim Defense outings.