Mile Swim Award for Boy Scouts

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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.

  1. Explain how regular exercise contributes to good health and why swimming is one of the best forms of exercise.
  2. Tell what precautions and procedures a swimmer and escort must follow for distance swimming over open water.
  3. 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).
  4. 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 for many other aquatic recognitions that only go on the swim trunks.

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