Mile Swim 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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Oct 10, 2014 - Joe
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