Mile Swim Award
A Favorite Award
This Award is meant for Boy Scouts.
|The BSA Mile Swim patch is to be worn on the left side of swim trunks. It is not to be worn on the scout uniform. |
- Explain how regular exercise contributes to good health and why swimming is one of the best forms of exercise.
- Tell what precautions and procedures a swimmer and escort must follow for distance swimming over open water.
- Under the supervision of a currently qualified certified aquatics instructor, BSA or equivalent, participate in 4 hours of training and preparation for distance swimming (1 hour a day maximum).
- Swim 1 mile over a measured course that has been approved by the trained instructor who will supervise the swim.
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Mar 04, 2012 - rkies
"patch to be worn on swim trunks". Seriously?? You do know how often teenage boys outgrow clothes, or have more than 1 pair. While it is not a merit badge, the boys do work hard for it, usually in addition to the other badge work done in camp, while others use their free time for fun. Is there a reason it can not be worn, say on the back of the sash?
Mar 04, 2012 - Scouter Paul
rkies - Only 'temporary' patches may be worn on the back of the merit badge sash. The Mile Swim patch is not a temporary patch; it is in the 'aquatics' category.
See www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Media/InsigniaGuide/06F.aspx for many other aquatic recognitions that only go on the swim trunks.
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